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From 13th until 14th of October, 2016, the »FIMU - Film Music Symposium Vienna« took again place as a side event of »Hollywood in Vienna« at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.


14.10.2016 09:00 am – 02:00 pm Symposium 
13.10.2016 12:00 am – 03:00 pm Masterclass  


Oscar and Grammy winner Alexandre Desplat (»The Grand Budapest Hotel«, »Harry Potter«, »The King’s Speech«, »Benjamin Button«»Argo«) taught young musicians and filmmakers for the first time in Vienna. The French star composer has composed the soundtrack for over 100 films and worked with directors such as Roman Polansky, Stephen Frears, George Clooney, Ben Affleck and Wes Anderson. He is also a jury member of the Film Festival Cannes and acted as jury president of the Film Festival of Venice.

The artistic director of Alexandre Desplat, Dominique Lemmonier reported on her productions of movie scores such as "The Life of Pets". 
The agent of Alexandre Desplat and owner of the important film music agency »Kraft-Engel Management«, Laura Engel, talked about her business.

The film music location Vienna - the success story continues

In the course of 2016, Vienna has finally established itself as a film music location. The Synchron Stage Vienna is already heavily booked by the Hollywood studios. Work and workflow of the Synchron Stage Vienna were illustrated, where amongst others the Hollywood blockbuster "Inferno" was recorded this year: the cooperation of young Viennese composers with the Hollywood studios during music preparation, the work of the conductor, musicians working with click, and working with the audio editor software.

Further guest were

Christian Buchmann - Contractor Synchron Stage Orchestra, Künstlersekretariat Buchmann
Bernd Mazagg - Technical Director, Chief Audio Engineer Synchron Stage Vienna
Martin Weismayr – Editing Engineer, Synchron Stage Vienna
Herbert Tucmandl - Ceo Vienna Symphonic Library und Synchron Stage Vienna
Johannes Vogel - Composer, Conductor
Dimitrie Leivici – Concertmaster Synchron Stage Vienna
Natalia Villanueva García  - Founder Max Steiner Orchestra, composer
and others


University for Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

Joseph Haydn Saal

Anton-von-Webern Platz 1

1030 Vienna


Attention: The visit to the Synchron Stage is only for the regular masterclass participants. 

Who could attend: Young composers with sufficient knowledge in composition, orchestration, etc.This workshop offered a unique opportunity to learn from one of the leading Hollywood star - composers Alexandre Desplat, who will discuss your compositions with you. 

On the evening of 10.13.2016 there was an exclusive tour at the Synchron Stage Vienna for participants of the Masterclass.