2017: The winner in the “Emerging Category” for CINE’s “2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest” is Chris McGuire. CONGRATULATIONS!
VIDEOS: WINNING SCORES.
CINE’s 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers.
Category: Emerging (Over 18 y/o)
Here are The Winner, First Runner Up and Second Runner Up for The 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest‐ Emerging Category!
Winner: Chris McGuire
1st Runner Up: Peter Baumann
2nd Runner Up: Danny Ryan
WINNER: CHRIS MCGUIRE
Chris McGuire (Calgary, Canada)
Chris McGuire is a British film composer based in Calgary, Canada. He is an active composer for the media including feature films, short films, advertising and stock music commissions. Projects Chris have worked on have been funded by BAFTA and Arts Council UK funding. Other organisations Chris has worked with include Phoenix Films, Corona Films, Exeter Phoenix and Halogen Entertainment. Chris’ scores have been nominated for best soundtrack in regional festivals across the UK. He won the Thinkspace Education Christmas trailer competition in 2016. Chris has worked closely with the Royal Northern Sinfonia and the Busch ensemble. Chris is currently working on the latest feature film by James Cookson and Phoenix Films. For more information, and to get in touch with Chris please visit chrismcguiremusic.com .
1ST RUNNER UP: PETER BAUMANN:
Peter Baumann (York, UK)
Peter Baumann is currently studying for an MA in Music Production at the University of York, where, in 2016, he graduated from their BA in Music course with First Class Honours with Distinction. Alongside his academic study and composing, he is a French horn player and singer, and is currently pursuing a career in sound for film and TV. Originally from Guildford, Peter was a chorister at Guildford Cathedral and a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. During his undergraduate degree, he used his dissertation project as an opportunity to explore aspects of sound design, sound editing, and composing, working on student film, ‘The Evolution of Madagascar’. The film went on to be shown at the Wildlife Conservation Film Festival where it won first prize in the student category, and Peter was awarded 100% by the University of York for his work on the project — for the first time in the history of the Department of Music. In the past year, he has written the score for six short films and is currently working on another documentary project.
2ND RUNNER UP: DANNY RYAN.
Danny Ryan (London, UK)
FOR THE RECORD: BIOGRAPHIES: THE 10 FINALISTS OF THE EMERGING CATEGORY. CINE’S 2017 MARVIN HAMLISCH FILM SCORING CONTEST:
(The 2017 Scoring contest has two categories, to give opportunity to the very young talented composers)
CINE: Here are The Finalists for The 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest‐ Emerging Category! Winners will be announced June 6th!
The winners of the Marvin Hamlisch Award in the Youth and Emerging Categories will receive a trophy presented at CINE Celebrates: New York.
Acknowledging our distinguished Jurors:
Our Distinguished Jury is an accomplished group of screen‐music professionals who have produced exceptional work. We are grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise, and for their commitment to helping us honor emerging composers.
JUDGES — EMERGING CATEGORY:
Academy Award‐winning composer (Best Original Score, Life of Pi, 2012)
George S. Clinton
Multiple BMI‐award‐winning composer and Emmy nominee
Emmy Award‐winning music editor, supervisor, conductor and Director of Screen Scoring at University of Southern California
FOR THE RECORD: JUDGES — YOUTH CATEGORY:
Composer and Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music
Composer, music supervisor and Director of Programs in Film Scoring and Songwriting at NYU Steinhardt
Composer, conductor, arranger and area leader in the Composition for Screen program at the Royal College of Music
The 2017 Finalists for the EMERGING category are:
Amanda Falkenberg (United Araba emirates)
Australian composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg established a relationship with music at the young age of two‐and‐a‐half when she first began playing songs on the piano that she heard from the music of live marching bands and then transcribed them at the piano. From then on, she dedicated the next two decades perfecting her craft, winning numerous awards for her piano playing and was accepted into the performance degree at the Conservatorium of Music, South Australia. Natural progression led her to the art of scoring music to motion picture, and she has since then written for short films, feature films, theatre, documentaries and TV animation series. Her original solo piano soundtrack to the silent short film Marie was also premiered at the short film corner at the Cannes Film Festival. Recent achievements of 2016 includes her orchestral score Mermaids Maiden Voyage winning in the Instrumental category at the Great American Song Contest where more than 1800 songwriters from 44 countries competed. Music industry jury for the 2016 Great American Song Contest stated, ‘There are some brilliant ideas throughout… Impressive instrumentation and orchestral arrangements… it’s refreshing to hear instrumentals of this calibre…’ The following month her music score for an animated short film “Jinky Jinxx and Lucky Lucy” became a finalist at the 2016 Marvin Hamlish New York film music competition where her music was selected as one of 10 finalists in a field of over 300 International entrants. That same month she was also was a finalist in the Italian International Composition Competition for two of her pieces “Gothic Gathering’ for symphony Orchestra and “The Lodore Falls of Borrowdale” for piano trio which also received its premiere in London in November 2016. In July 2017 her film composition for full symphony orchestra and choir titled “Ascension of the Sea Spirits” will receive a world premier with the Notting Hill Film Orchestra of London. With numerous awards from the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (HMMA) and Los Angeles Music Awards for her soundtracks have received over recent years, Falkenberg continues to devote her time between advancing her film composing skills while also educating talented pianists and composers from her current base in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Chris McGuire (Calgary, Canada)
Daniel Gare (Victoria, Australia)
Danny Ryan (London, UK)
Nic Danielson Seattle, WA)
Nic Danielson is a composer, multi‐instrumentalist, and sound designer based in Seattle, WA. He attended Central Washington University for a degree in classical piano, while also playing drums in rock bands at night – this led to performances with the Seattle Rock Orchestra, and various bands around the USA. Recently, Nic was one of five finalists in the 2016 International Film Music Competition (as part of the Zurich Film Festival), where his work was performed by the world‐class Tonhalle Orchestra, under the baton of Frank Strobel. He now spends his time writing for film/TV and advertising (e.g. DC Comics, Coca‐Cola), and performing frequently with Indie art‐rock band Ravenna Woods. His ultimate goal is to seek out unique film projects to which he can make a meaningful contribution through his passion for scoring.
Graham Southern (New York, NY)
Marco Facchin (Bolzano, Italy)
Peter Baumann (York, UK)
Romain Frati (Metz, Lorraine, France)
Yigit Deriga (Izmir, Turkey)
About this contest:
The film scoring contest for young composers – has been taking place for a few years now. After Composer Marvin Hamlisch received the CINE’s Legends Award in 2012 he wanted to be part of the programs that CINE has for emerging young talent. After he passed (August 6, 2012,) CINE decided to name this specific contest in his honor and contestants can participate every year with a musical score for a film that they will be given to compete. The contest has two categories: Under 18 y/o and Over 18 y/o, to give opportunities to the very young talented composers!
Congratulations to ALL the contestants!
Congratulations to the finalists for the 2017 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest! Good Luck to all! – Terre Blair Hamlisch.