Dr. Titas Petrikis is a music composer and visual artist. He gained his PhD in film and sound composition at Bournemouth University in 2014 (supervised by prof. Stephen Deutsch). His research explored the relation of sound design and music in films, and how soundtracks may be used to create a contextual, multi-layer meaning. Petrikis has also received his master's degree in music composing for films at Bournemouth University in 2006.
Petrikis' talent was recognized at SoundTrack Cologne 6.0 (2009)(Germany), where he was awarded Peer Raben Award for the music in the short film Noirville (dir. Andy Marsh). He became a finalist of the Talent Campus Volkswagen Score competition in Berlinale 2007 (Germany). In addition to Diamond Award (European Independent Film Award), Jury Prize (Festigious International Film Festival), and Honorable Mention (Global Film Festival Awards), Mr. Petrikis received Silver Medal at Global Music Awards for the soundtrack of Owl Mountain (dir. by Juzenas 2018). His music for films was nominated fives times for the Lithuanian Silver Crane Best Music Award. For over twenty years Petrikis has been creating music for films, TV, theatre and concert performances, and audio-visual installations. Since 2012 he is a member of the European Film Academy (EFA). He joined the Lithuanian Film Academy (LiKA) in 2013.
Mr. Petrikis gives lectures and presentations at universities, international film teaching programs, and conferences. He has been granted tenure professorship since 2019. Mr. Petrikis has scored over 40 films, composed music for theatre, TV and radio productions, and has released several independent music albums.
David Arnold is an English film composer whose credits include scoring five James Bond films, as well as Stargate (1994), Independence Day (1996), Godzilla (1998) and the television series Little Britain and Sherlock. For Independence Day he received a Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television and for Sherlock he, and co-composer Michael Price, won a Creative Arts Emmy for the score of "His Last Vow", the final episode in the third series. Arnold scored the BBC / Amazon Prime series Good Omens (2019) adapted by Neil Gaiman from his book Good Omens, written with Terry Pratchett. Arnold is a fellow of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.
Richard Adrian Jacques is a British composer of film, television and video game music. Best known for his critically acclaimed orchestral scores for blockbuster franchises such as James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Sonic R, Mass Effect, LittleBigPlanet 2, Alice In Wonderland, Starship Troopers and Headhunter, Jacques has collaborated with numerous premier TV and movie theatre campaigns for some of the world's largest media agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi and McCann Ericsson, and global brands such as Audi, Bacardi, Mercedes-Benz and Stella Artois. His music for television includes top brand shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.
Ramin Djawadi is an Iranian-German score composer. He is known for his scores for the 2008 Marvel film Iron Man and the HBO series Game of Thrones, for which he was nominated for Grammy Awards in 2009, 2018 and 2020. Djawadi is listed as the composer for the currently airing HBO series House of the Dragon. He has scored films such as Clash of the Titans, Pacific Rim, Warcraft, A Wrinkle in Time and Eternals, television series including Prison Break, Person of Interest, Jack Ryan, and Westworld, and video games such as Medal of Honor, Gears of War 4, and Gears 5. He won two consecutive Emmy Awards for Game of Thrones, in 2018 for the episode "The Dragon and the Wolf" and in 2019 for "The Long Night".
Eberhard Schoener is a German musician, composer, conductor, and arranger. His activities combine many styles and formats. Originally a classical violinist and conductor of chamber music and opera, he was one of the early adopters and popularizers of the Moog synthesizer in Europe. In the 1970s he traveled to Indonesia and incorporated musical elements from Asia into his own work. He has collaborated with rock musicians such as Jon Lord and The Police and also with Electronic Music German Pioneer band Tangerine Dream on an orchestral arrangement for the "Mojave Plan" track for a live performance on a German TV show. He has composed film scores, videos, music for television, and an opera to be broadcast via the Internet. He has won numerous awards, including the 1975 Schwabing Art Prize for music, the 1992 Bambi Award for creativity and a lifetime achievement award at the Soundtrack Cologne Festival of Music and Sound in Film and the Media in November, 2014.
Henning Lohner is a German-American composer and filmmaker. He is best known for his film scores written as a long-standing member of Hans Zimmer’s music cooperative Remote Control Productions.
Troels Brun Folmann is a Danish composer who specializes in orchestral music, featured in TV shows, trailers and video games. His work includes the soundtrack for some of the Tomb Raider series, trailers for films such as Spider-Man 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, The Illusionist and 10,000 BC, and the fourth season of TV series America's Got Talent. He worked on the Tomb Raider series with Crystal Dynamics for Tomb Raider: Legend, Tomb Raider: Anniversary and Tomb Raider: Underworld, and the spin-off Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light.
Philip Sheppard is an English musician. He has composed more than 60 film, television and theatrical scores including Detroit: Become Human and the Star Wars: The Force Awakens behind the scenes Comic Con trailer. Sheppard was inducted into the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a member of the Music Class of 2017. Sheppard has recorded arrangements of all the world's 205 national anthems for the 2012 Olympics.
David Sawer, is a British composer of opera and choral, orchestral and chamber music.
Nathan Tyler Johnson is an American film composer, director, and producer.
Krzysztof Aleksander Janczak is a Polish composer of film, classical and TV music, sound designer and musicologist.
Maciej Zielinski is the award-winning Polish composer, arranger and music producer, known for his contemporary classical and film scores, songs and original television music. His contemporary classical music has been awarded at 8 composers’ contests, including two international competitions and it was performed at many international festivals, including the Warsaw Autumn Festival and ISCM World Music Days. He has written scores for popular Polish movies and for independent US productions. In 2019 he received "Best Score" award at the "New Filmmakers LA Awards" in Los Angeles and nomination for "Crystal Pine Award" at the International Sound and Film Music Festival in Croatia. In 2016, 2017, and 2020 he received nominations for the Polish Film Academy Award - "Eagle" in "Best Music" category. In 2012 he was nominated for "Fryderyk" – the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry in the category "Composer of the Year". His music has been released on nearly 30 albums.
Selma Mutal is a Franco-Dutch film score composer. She is known for her collaborations with filmmakers Claudia Llosa, Javier Fuentes-León, and Tod Lending. Mutal has also scored films directed by Fabien Gorgeart, Piotr Dumala, Pola Rapaport, and Víctor García León, work for TV, and a Chanel campaign, among other things.
Juan Cristobal Tapia de Veer is a Chilean-born Canadian film and television score composer, arranger, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He is best known for his score of the British TV series Utopia, for which he won a Royal Television Society award in the best original score category in 2013, and Channel 4's National Treasure, which earned him a BAFTA in 2017. He has received awards from the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada in 2003 and 2017.
Federico Jusid is an Argentine composer who resides and works between Madrid and Los Angeles. He has written the scores for more than 40 feature films and over 25 television series.
His work includes the score for the Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Film The Secret in Their Eyes, for which he received the nomination for the Spanish Academy Goya Award® for Best Original Score.
He has recently worked with Alberto Iglesias writing additional compositions for the original score of Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and he has also composed the OST for Kidnap with Halle Berry, and Happy 140. Other notable scores include The Life Unexpected, Everybody Has a Plan, The Escape, The Hidden Face, I Want to Be a Soldier, and more recently Magallanes, Getulio, The Ignorance of Blood, Betibu or Francis, Father Jorge.
On television, his most recognised work is the soundtrack for the Spanish historical drama Isabel, with whom he won several awards, such as International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award and Reel Music Award. In 2015 he made the score for the TV series Under Suspicion and The Refugees and just released the historic drama Charles, King Emperor, sequel of Isabel.
He has also composed works for concert hall premiered throughout Europe and America by recognized soloist and chamber ensembles. As a pianist and composer, he has performed and toured prestigious theaters in Europe, Asia and America. He recorded for labels BMG, IRCO, Magenta Discos and Melopea.
Birdman is the soundtrack for the 2014 film Birdman. It includes solo jazz percussion throughout the film and extended segments of classical music taken from various composers including Mahler, Ravel, Rachmaninov, and John Adams. Several jazz compositions by Victor Hernández Stumpfhauser and Joan Valent also offset the original music composition by Antonio Sánchez. The soundtrack was released as a CD on October 14, 2014, and as an LP on April 7, 2015. It won the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.
Philip Miller is a South African composer and sound artist based in Cape Town. His work is multi-faceted, often developing from collaborative projects in theatre, film, video and sound installations.
Jean-Michel Bernard is a French pianist, composer, educator, orchestrator, and music producer. He is well known for regularly writing, performing, and scoring for films, such as The Science of Sleep, Hugo, Paris-Manhattan, Ca$h, and Be Kind Rewind.
Sai Shravanam is an Indian music producer, recording and scoring engineer.He is a self trained tabla player and one of the few classically trained sound engineers in the country. He is the owner and founder of ResoundIndia in the city of Chennai.
Michael Edwards is an Australian composer and pianist based in Berlin. He composes music for Film, TV and Theatre. Edwards is also known for his work with Lisa Gerrard, Dead Can Dance, Skye Edwards, Patrick Cassidy, Darren Hayes, Christian Tschuggnall and the Konzerthausorchester Berlin.
Tom Howe is a British composer and musician who has worked on over 100 films and television series. Growing up in a musical family, Tom was classically trained on piano, clarinet and guitar.