what is alumni access?
Alumni of the Film Scoring Academy of Europe join a consortium of over 100 composers from 37 different countries who have participated in the Film Scoring Summer Program, the Online Graduate Diploma in Film and Game Scoring, or the Master of Fine Arts in Music for Motion Pictures and Contemporary Media. Our goal is to provide alumni with continuing education opportunities, ongoing benefits, as well as a connection to their colleagues on both a professional and social level.
Master of Fine Arts
Music for Motion Pictures & Contemporary Media
Film & Game Scoring
Henrik Lindström is a film and game composer based in Stockholm, Sweden. He began his film scoring career with the Swedish WWII feature film Beyond the Border (2011). Since then, he has scored several features, short films, and jingles for both the Swedish National Television and National Radio. Henrik has a Master of Fine Arts in Music for Motion Pictures and Contemporary Media from the Film Scoring Academy of Europe, where he also received the Mychael Danna Scholarship. FSAE trained him well and in 2020, Henrik won the Young Talent Award at the Krakow Film Music Festival. Today, Henrik is on a busy schedule working as an in-house composer for a game development studio in Stockholm and being a father of his one month old son Leo.
Portuguese bassist and composer André Carvalho is an active NYC freelancer whose works AllAboutJazz described as “both in bounds and out of this world.” Nate Chinen of The New York Times dubbed Carvalho a bassist “you should get to know.” André has played with Jazz stars Chris Cheek, Will Vinson, and Tommy Crane. And André’s performance credits range from the Colors Jazz Festival (Paris), the Cairo Jazz Festival, and Jazz Festival Ljubliana, to venues such as Blue Note (New York), Konzerthaus Berlin, and Casa da Música (Porto). Among the awards he has received are the “Carlos Paredes 2012” (a major annual prize that celebrates Portuguese music and culture) and the “Best Group” at Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2011. In addition, he has received multiple grants from the GDA Foundation to record (“Memória de Amiba”) and to tour (2017 and 2019). The scope of his work extends far beyond Jazz. With multi-Grammy award winner Gilberto Gil, André toured Europe performing his new opera “Prelúdio.” He has performed with classical conductors Gustavo Dudamel, Heinrich Schiff, and Franz Welser-Möst and collaborated with Fado singers Carlos do Carmo and Cristina Branco.
David Cerquetti spent his childhood studying piano, composition, conducting, orchestration and film scoring at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Milan. Since establishing himself as a composer in Italy, David has collaborated with many directors and choreographers and written music for more than 50 concerts. He was recently among the top 20 finalists in the Oticons Film Music Competition and has received several film festival nominations. His soundtracks for "Chocolate Tronchetto" and "Hope" won Best Original Score at the Los Angeles Cinematography Awards, the Toronto Film Channel Awards and received nominations in New York, Berlin, Venice and Florence. In 2021 David composed the music for his first feature film: "Hunting Ava Bravo," an international production starring Kate Del Castillo, and is currently collaborating with Aries Film on their next film "Au Revoir Melograno." In 2022 David is going to start an internship assisting composer Christopher Young in Los Angeles and became a teaching assistant at the Film Scoring Intensive Summer Program in Siena, where he assisted composers Lawrence Shragge, Patrick Kirst, orchestrator Pete Anthony, and Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami.