Robert Folk

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Robert Folk
Born (1949-03-05) March 5, 1949 (age 71)
New York City, New York
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor, producer

Robert Folk (born March 5, 1949) is an American film and television composer and conductor who has written many movie scores, as well as other orchestral music in a classical style.


Life and career

Robert Folk is a graduate and former faculty member of the Juilliard School in New York City. Since completing his doctorate, Mr. Folk has composed and conducted the musical scores for over 70 feature films. His extensive credits include Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls , [1] Nothing To Lose , Tremors (uncredited), The NeverEnding Story II: The Next Chapter , Toy Soldiers , Police Academy , Kung Pow! Enter the Fist , Boat Trip , Back in the Day , American Pie: Band Camp and most recently, Van Wilder 2 and Vivaldi .

Folk has worked with many top filmmakers including Steve Oedekerk, George Gallo, Dan Petrie Jr., Gary Sinise, Hugh Wilson, Jonathan Betuel, Don Bluth, Jon Davison, Gary Goldman, Steve Rash, David Permut, Andy Hurst, Gene Quintano, Roger Birnbaum, Ron Underwood, Mark Burg, Thom Mount, Paul Maslansky, Michael Caleo, George Miller, Fred Zollo, Marty Bregman, Gale Anne Hurd, Marco Weber, Ringo Lam, James Robinson, Richard Williams, Jake Eberts and Gary Barber, to name a few.

Folk has also composed and conducted numerous concert works including Symphonic, Vocal and Chamber music compositions. His Ballet “To Dream Of Roses,” composed for the Osaka Worlds Fair, was recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra. Mr Folk is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

He is a prolific songwriter and producer, and has conducted many prominent international orchestras including: The London Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Berlin Radio Orchestra, The Munich Symphony, The Dublin Symphony Orchestra, The Moscow Symphony Orchestra and the London Sinfonia.



Awards and nominations

YearAwardResultCategoryFilm or series
1996ASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsWonTop Box Office FilmsAce Ventura: When Nature Calls

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