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And the Winner is…

In May 2014 we announced a one-of-a-kind scoring competition in cooperation with Hollywood Music Workshop. An international jury of renowned Hollywood composers and industry professionals has evaluated the entries and determined the best scores. Now we’re very pleased to announce the following winners:

AndreasLucas_100x100.jpg 1st place
Andreas Lucas, Germany

Cash prize of US$10,000
DavidSolar_100x100.jpg 2nd place
David Solar, Czech Republic

Winner of Vienna Symphonic Library products worth US$4,000
JoakimUnander_100x100.jpg 3rd place
Joakim Unander, Sweden

Winner of a scholarship for the next Hollywood Music Workshop

In addition to the top three entries the panel was particularly impressed by the following 10 submissions:

Benedikt Brydern, USA Kevin Penkin, UK
Israel Castro, Spain Miklos Power, Hungary
Dmitry Katkhanov, Russian Federation Alun Richards, South Africa
William Kersten, USA Christoph Stock, Austria
Michael Oldham, USA Emanuel Van Egghen, Belgium

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

The Competition

The competition was open to all international composers regardless of age. The task was to compose a suite with a length of up to five minutes, inspired by selected scenes from the movies “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” or “The Wolfman”. The suite had to be an original work, composed and orchestrated primarily for symphonic instruments that were required to be played or programmed using Vienna Symphonic Library products. All types of instrumentation – from solo instruments through chamber ensembles up to large symphonic scores with choir were accepted.

The international jury consisted of:

  • Christopher Young (Award-winning film composer of more than 100 features)
  • Dennis Sands (4-times Oscar nominated producer, recording and mixing engineer)
  • Paul Broucek (President Music Department at Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Dimitrie Leivici (Director Hollywood Music Workshop)
  • Herb Tucmandl (Founder and CEO Vienna Symphonic Library)