Abel Korzeniowski Receives Composer of the Year Award
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The Polish composer is the uncontested winner of this year’s International Film Music Critics Association Awards.
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Korzeniowki received two awards for his music for Carl Carlei's Romeo and Juliet - Best Film Score of the Year, and Best Original Score for a Drama Film - as well as the Film Composer of the Year award. Celebrated composers such as Howard Shore (The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug), Brian Tyler (Thor: The Dark World) and Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty) were among others nominated in these categories.
Korzeniowski is never afraid of bringing strong emotions into his music. Its very refreshing to hear music created by a man who understands so well how valuable good film music can be - said Jon Broxton, a member of International Film Music Critics Association Awards (IFMCA).
The Romeo and Julia soundtrack was recorded by a 67-member orchestra, a choir and soprano Tamara Bevard. Solo parts for piano and violin were performed respectively by Roger Wilkie and Randy Kerber, with whom Abel Korzeniowski cooperated for Tom Ford’s A Single Man.
It has been raining awards recently for Korzeniowski. In January 2014, he was awarded by Movie Music UK, an opinion-forming web portal, with the title of Best Composer of 2013, again for his Romeo and Juliet soundtrack, and he received an award for best horror/thriller/sci-fi film music for Escape from Tomorrow, directed by Randy Moore.
Abel Korzeniowski is one of the most significant Polish composers. Since his debut in Jerzy Stuhr’s Duże Zwierzę, he has composed music for more than 20 films. He was nominated for the Golden Globe prize for the Single Man soundtrack in 2010, and one year later he was nominated for the same prize from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, for Madonna’s W.E.
Source: Movie Music, Abel Korzeniowski - Facebook, Film Music Critics, translated by W.O., 24.01.2014