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Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2024

AWARD WINNERS

Andrea Roccasalvo, Italy

First Prize Winner 2024

Born in Ragusa in 1993, Andrea began studying piano at the age of 13. He continued his studies first at the G. Verga Music High School in Modica and later at the "Vincenzo Bellini" Conservatory in Caltanisseta and the "Arcangelo Corelli" Conservatory in Messina. In 2016, he embarked on studies in Electronic Music at the Licinio Refice Conservatory in Frosinone, where he graduated with a thesis on sound design in the world of video games. His desire to merge digital and electronic skills with music for film led him to pursue further academic studies at the "Santa Cecilia" Conservatory in Rome. He graduated with honors in Applied Music for Images in March 2023, composing music for several scenes in the film "The Imitation Game". 
Andrea has participated in numerous national and international competitions. In 2016, he was named a finalist in the International Composition Competition Maurice Ravel. During the Winter Olympics in Beijing, he worked for "Artmediamix" in collaboration with the “Guggenheim Museum” in Venice and the “Italian National Olympic Committee” (CONI) on various audiovisual projects. Currently, he is active in the educational field and as a composer for independent audiovisual projects. On November 18, 2023, he won the second prize at the "Vincenzoni" film music competition in Treviso. He also received a special mention at the Lavagnino International Competition for film music composition. 

Find out more about Andrea Roccasalvo

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Andrea Roccasalvo 1st Prize Winner BIFSC 2024

Andrea Roccasalvo 1st Prize Winner BIFSC 2024

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Kevin Fong, Hong Kong

Second Prize Winner 2024

Kevin Fong, a Los Angeles-based composer and producer, graduated from Berklee College of Music with dual majors in Film Scoring and Music Production. He believes in the power of music to tell stories and evoke emotion. Working for renowned composer Harry Gregson-Williams, Kevin pushes the boundaries of his craft. His compositions seamlessly blend electronic and traditional orchestration, using modular synth to create captivating soundscapes that connect with listeners on a deeper level.

Find out more about Kevin Fong:  https://www.kevinfongmusic.com/

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