Amanda Lee Falkenberg

Amanda Lee Falkenberg

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Testimonies

"There is no doubt that Amanda is a BRILLIANT composer!!! Her understanding of light,and shade to create power and emotion is breathtaking!!
- Fame Games Reviewer of the Year "studioboss" May 2010 Falkenbergs composition "Coral Garden Dance"

"As one of the judges of the Hollywood Music Awards I felt compelled to reach out and say BRAVO. From Tim Burton to 100s of other scores, this work is stellar!"
- Suzanne Hilleary Music Licenser | Supervisor WACBIZ (New York) 2009

"On your first [music] submission, I`ve NEVER seen THREE level 3 reviewers give THREE 15`s!!! EVER!!! Let me say that again... I`ve...NEVER..seen..THAT!!!!.."
- Fame Games Reviewer of the Year "studioboss" April 2010

"I would like to THANK YOU AND PAUL so much for ALL your hard work and incredible music that you gave to this project. It was great to have worked with both of you. When Directors get a chance to work with such Professional composers/artists like yourselves it only makes our lives easier. Truly grateful."
- Director of 'BEN AND IZZY GLENN Chaika 2008

"There is much to be said for the musical score which is both fitting and classically inspiring - which is also true of the score for Lawrence of Arabia." - Arabian Sands film review - by Alice Johnson 2008

"You have no idea how I'm satisfied about the score's final outcome. I would like to thank you very much on a job well done for it is my first music score and I am very delighted."
- Director of 'ALLEY S ' Feature film - Fadel Field 2008

"I thank you tons for contributing your part so well and delivering a music which is soothing to ears and convincing to logical flow of visuals."
- Director for LANDMARK 'Fun City' 2008

"Our film is at least 100% better now since you have composed the music!
- DFC Marketing Director- Phil McArthur 2007

Film composer - FALKENBERG

Amanda Lee Falkenberg

"As one of the judges of the Hollywood Music Awards I felt compelled to reach out and say BRAVO. From Tim Burton to 100s of other scores, this work is stellar!"

Suzanne Hilleary Music Licenser | Supervisor WACBIZ (New York) 2009

Classically trained concert pianist and film composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg began playing the piano at 2 ½ years of age. Her composing began out of a love of classical ballet where she began sketching piano compositions inspired by the ballet classes she accompanied. Within 2 years, she had composed over 120 piano compositions that were recorded onto 3 full-length Ballet CDs called 'Moving with Music'. This series is distributed all over the world including the Royal Opera House in London.

From 2001, Falkenberg was a full-time orchestral and rehearsal pianist with the prestigious Australian Ballet Company as well as repetiteur with numerous Australian Opera companies under distinguished conductors such as Richard Bonynge during her career in Australia.

In 2003 Falkenberg received an orchestral commission to compose a 30-minute ballet 'Edge of the World'. This premiered at the Barossa International Music Festival with Antony Walker conducting, Leigh Warren's Dancers and herself at piano. 'Edge of the World' received glowing reviews in the local and national press.

After re-locating to Dubai to establish her Film and TV Company in 2005 with her husband, Falkenberg has composed countless scores for film and TV including the feature film 'Arabian Sands' that was released in the Middle East in 2008. That same year Falkenberg co-wrote the orchestral score for the 13- part animation series 'Ben and Izzy' which features the voice over talents of Mark Hamil and Lucy Lui.

In 2009 she also received double nominations at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best New Composer for her composition 'Forgotten Arabia' and Classical/Orchestral for her underwater film cue 'Coral Garden Dance'. In 2007 Falkenberg received a nomination at the Los Angeles Music Award for her film orchestral composition 'Deep Sea Dreaming'.

Falkenberg's composing style varies from drama, epic, action, romantic, humor, to fantasy, ethereal and whimsical. Deeply committed to the genre of scoring for motion pictures, Falkenberg is thoroughly inspired by the alchemy between music and visual and thrives on collaborations.


"Powerfully dramatic, Falkenberg's Edge of the World was enormously impressive... it bristled with confidence and life in a broadly film music idiom.... the strength and originality of the score was beyond question."

- The Adelaide Review (November 2003)
Edge of the World - Orchestral ballet

Film composer - HOPKINS

Paul Myer Hopkins

"Our video is a success and the original music is fantastic. The film is at least 100% better with it."
- Dubai Festival City.

Paul Myer Hopkins is an accomplished brass and percussion performer, conductor of wind bands, music educator and award winning composer. Having been surrounded with music since childhood, composing has always been a creative extension to his musical life. His vast musical experiences include performing in wind bands, jazz bands, orchestras, choirs, church ensembles, brass quintets, pit orchestras and early music ensembles.

This rich and varied musical foundation is reflected in his compositions that encompass many styles and genres. His original works for wind band have premiered at music festivals around the world, including, London, Paris, Berlin, Luxembourg, and Aberdeen. His most recent composition "Anatolian Sketches" was premiered at the 2010 International Honor Band and Choir Festival in Ankara, Turkey under the direction of acclaimed Northwestern University conductor, Mallory Thompson.

In addition to composing for Wind Bands, Paul Myer Hopkins has many years of experience scoring for film and television using the latest music sampling technology to create music tracks of the highest quality. From orchestral emulation to modern electronica, jazz and world fusion, his music has appeared in radio, TV, animation series and feature films. In 2009, he received two nominations from the Hollywood Music and Media Awards held at the Kodak Theatre Complex, where his composition entitled "Dessert Fortress" won in the Best World category.

Throughout his college and professional career, Paul Myer Hopkins has studied conducting with some of the finest college Wind Band Directors in the US, including H. Robert Reynolds, Craig Kirchoff, Eugene Corporan, Mallory Thompson and John Paynter. His conducting engagements have included the director of the Dubai Community Wind Band and Jazz Band, as well as the guest conductor for the All Kingdom Band Festival in 2003, and the International Middle School Honor Band Festival in Luxembourg in 2004.

Paul Myer Hopkins is currently living and working in the United Arab Emirates, where he teaches instrumental music at the American School of Dubai. He continues to compose music for a variety of projects for the burgeoning film and TV industry.