For The Record: The 2014 Winners of “The Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers”

The Previous Winners: The 2014 Contest at CINE.ORG.

To highlight previous winners, the 2014 Contest:




Paul Devlin is a composer hailing from Motherwell, Scotland and currently residing in London, UK. Paul is a composer for film and television, with a particular interest in animation. His composition draw on his diverse musical background ranging from orchestral tuba to rock and blues piano. He has received commissions for compositions of original concert works as well as conducting work within musical theatre. Paul is currently studying for a postgraduate degree in Composition for Screen at London’s Royal College of Music.

FIRST RUNNER UP: Richard Gould

Richard Gould grew up in “old” England prior to studying at Berklee College of Music in New England. He graduated in 2014, summa cum laude with majors in Film Scoring, Electronic Production & Design and a minor in Audio Design for Video Games. He has been fortunate to work with a diverse range of talented individuals on films, documentaries, games and apps to which he has lent his original music and sound works. Since 2012, Richard has been the Lead Sound Designer at Hexany Audio, an audio post-production company that he helped found. Richard is also an avid speaker on the topics of music and sound design and has spoken at numerous events including PAX East and most recently, Sigma Play.

SECOND RUNNER-UP: Jeremy Leidhecker

Jeremy Leidhecker, 27, holds a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, PA), a Master’s Degree in Conducting from Messiah College (Grantham, PA), and currently resides in Williamsport, PA. Jeremy toured with the world champion Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps (Rosemont, IL) for two summers (2007 and 2008), and was the high school band director of the Northern York County School District from 2009 to 2013. Currently, Jeremy is pursuing a career in film scoring and composition, and is an active arranger and composer for marching bands and schools around the United States.


Erica Jung, Finalist
Erica Jung, Finalist

Jake Bowser
Ealing, London
United Kingdom

Paul Devlin*
Royal College of Music (2015)
Motherwell, Lanarkshire
United Kingdom

Leandro Gardini
Equal Interval System (EIS)
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Richard Gould*
Berklee College of Music (2013)
Allston, MA
United States
Thomas Sulkoske, Finalist
Thomas Sulkoske, Finalist

Erica Jung*
New York University (2014)
New York, NY
United States

Grzegorz Lapinski
Music Academy in Gdansk (2010)
Olsztyn, Poland

Jeremy Leidhecker*
IUP (2009), Messiah College (2013)
Williamsport, PA
United States

Amadeo Lopez
Instituto Superior de Musica de la UNT
San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina

Juan Cruz Luqui
Berklee College of Music (2014)
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Jose Parody
Berklee College of Music (2015)
Miami, FL
United States

Gerald Peter
Vienna, Austria

Thomas Sulkoske*
Miami, FL
United States


Source: Team Marvin Hamlisch / The Music of Marvin Hamlisch