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Our grand winner for 2015, Andrea Grand, has swept one more of our awards! Yoav Goren, President of IMMEDIATE MUSIC LLC., has worked in the last several week next to some of our TOP30 finalists composers, on the task of evolving the "epic cue" they submitted into a fully expanded version ready to be recorded in London! Yoav Goren stated to the composers the following:
"It has been a difficult but wonderful process to choose the winner of Oticons Faculty “Immediate Music Award”. Difficult because each and every one of the Version 2 compositions submitted are worthy of the top prize. Wonderful because I was rewarded to listen to such great music over and over again! I wish to tip my hat and congratulate you all on such inspired and creative work!!! You are a shining light of passion and hope for the upcoming generation of composers. I sincerely hope to work with all of you in the future."
Andrea Grant, will be scheduled to travel to London in the next few months, to experience there the recording of his amazing epic cue by world-class musicians! Congratulations!!!
Krakow Film Music Festival has announced already its concert program for the 2016 edition of it, that will take place between 24th to 30th of May. Once again an amazing program awaits the attendants. The highlights will be the concerts with music from Roman Polanski's movies, animations and the Live in Concert version of "Raiders of the Lost Ark"!
Four Finalists - all among the Top·30 ones - have been shortlisted and already contacted, by Immediate Music LLC. President, Yoav Goren. They're now getting ready to re-work their "Battle of the Bows" cues under his instructions in order to be decided who will be the grand winner - or winners, if Yoav will chose so - of the Award. The Winner(s) will attend the Epic Orchestral Recording Session in London in early 2016! Their music might also be included to the official catalogue of Immediate Music catalogue. Stay tuned to find out who will be the Winner among these outstanding composers: Andrea Grant (#1 Winner), Amir Hedayah (Top·10 Finalist), Josue Vergara Blanco and Tristan Seewer (Top·30 Finalists). Congratulations to all four!
1st Prize Winner, Andrea Grant, along with 2nd Prize Winner, Bartosch McCarthy, have attended the World Soundtrack Awards that took place in Ghent between October 21st to 24th. This year's guests included Alan Silvestri and Patrick Doyle, who got the Lifetime Achievement Award. Their music was performed live at the WSA ceremony on Saturday night by the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by the Artistic Director of the World Soundtrack Awards and President of the Oticons Faculty Jury, maestro Sir Dirk Brosse. Celebrating 30 years of the first "Back to the Future" movie!