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Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2018


Leandro Gardini, Brazil

1st Prize Winner 2018

Leandro was born in Brazil and he has been composing, orchestrating and arranging to the Music Industry for the last fifteen years. In 2011, he was awarded by APCA (Paulista's Association of Art's Critics) as the "Composer Revelation of the Year". He has studied with great mentors since the beginning of his education. Among them, it is included the Brazilian pianist Antonio Bezzan, the Hollywood orchestrators Scott Smaley and Conrad Pope and the Hollywood composer Christopher Young. He also studied the Composition Course Equal Interval System (EIS) with the composers David Blumberg, Ardell Hake and Glenn Jordan.  For more than three years he has undertaken and produced the TV Talk Show "Trilhando Clássicos" which is responsible for the biggest collection of interviews with renowned Brazilian classical musicians.


After being a finalist of Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest for Emerging Composers (2014), with his composition for "Sebastian's Voodoo", he was called to be a judge for next three years of the contest. He also beta-tested for companies like ProjectSamPianoteqSynful Orchestra, Chris Hein and Audio Grocery.

You can find out more about Leandro Gardini at his Official Website

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Adrien Sabathier, France

2nd Prize Winner 2018

Being from a musical family, i started playing music at Conservatory from my early years on violin. This curriculum allowed me to acquire a rich musical culture that would become the foundation to my approach on music. A few years later, modern music was introduced to my life and radically changed my vision of what music is. I discovered electric guitar, bass and drums, plunging head-first into the study of blues, jazz, rock and metal as well as many others. After several years of practice and various experiences, i decided to become a professional musician and earned my diploma from the Conservatoire of Toulouse – France. Passionate about cinema, video games and documentaries, i decided few months ago to become a film composer.

You can find out more about Adrien Sabathier at his Official Website

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Fabricio Riso, Italy

3nd Prize Winner 2018

Fabrizio Riso is a 20 year old composer and pianist coming from Palermo, Italy. He is now studying film scoring in Rovigo conservatory. 

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