Hi, I am a music composer for film, animation, commercials, and theater/dance shows. My choral singing debut was in June of 2009, with choral composer Eric Whitacre at Carnegie Hall in New York.
I am the founder/music director of Animated Eden, an international animation festival in northern England and frequent other film and animation festivals to stay current with the industry:
Sundance Film Festival- Park City, Utah
Annecy International Animation Festival- Annecy, France
Message to Man Film Festival and St. Petersburg Intl. Animation Festival - St. Petersburg, Russia
AniFest- Teplice, Czech Republic
FMX and International Trickfilm Festival - Stuttgart, Germany
South East Film Music Symposium- Chattanooga, Tennessee
Django Rhinehardt Festival- Samois-sur-Siene, France
I trained in composition in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory, in the Shostakovich lineage, under Svetlana Nesterova and orchestral conducting under Alexsander Alexayevich. Upon returning from Russia, I completed a film scoring intensive course with composer Hummie Man at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Academy in Seattle, Washington, and am now working for composer-extrodinare Klaus Badelt (Pirates Of The Carribean, The Time Machine, Equilibrium).
I am a Pro Tools Certified Operator, and have worked as Engineer/Producer at Laughing Tiger Studios in San Rafael, CA, and now operate out of my Logic Pro X and Pro Tools-equipped studio at Klaus Badelt Studios (www.klausbadelt.com) in Santa Monica, CA.