Directors of the European Academy of Fine Arts

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Rory McEntegart

Vice President, Irish American University

Derek Gleeson

Derek Gleeson

Executive Director

Jeremy Leidhecker

Jeremy Leidhecker

Director of Administration

Programme Directors

 

Faculty and Guest Artists

  • Dr. Andy Hill

    Programme Director, Academic Dean

    Former Vice President of Music Production at Disney, Author of the acclaimed book "Scoring the Screen"

  • Debbie Smith

    Recording, Mixing & Editing

    Studio Engineer and Lecturer in Recording, Mixing & Editing

  • Petya Milanova

    Coordinator of Student Life

    Conservatory-trained Opera Singer and Administrative Assistant at the Film Scoring Academy of Europe

  • Ronan Scolard

    Production Manager

    Irish Composer and Commercial Music Producer

  • Norman Ludwin

    Orchestration Module Leader

    Hollywood Orchestrator whose credits include Jurassic World, Inside Out, Star Trek Into Darkness, and more

  • Christo Pavlov

    Orchestration & Conducting

    Music Director of the Vratsa Symphony Orchestra, Music and Record Producer, Orchestrator, Conductor & Score Supervisor

  • Francisco Ríos

    Sound Design

    Sound Designer, Film Composer, Mix Engineer and Pro Tools Specialist

  • George Christopoulos

    Music Business & Career Mentoring

    Director of the Oticons European Film Composers Agency

  • Jan Pfitzer

    Electronic Music Composition

    Germany-based experimental music producer and Lecturer in Music Tech at the Nuremberg College of Music

  • Vladislav Boyadjiev

    Orchestral Mixing

    Studio Engineer with over 600 international movie credits, including films by Disney, Universal, & Warner Bros.

  • Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

    Featured Guest Composer

    Oscar-winning composer for Finding Neverland, Unfaithful, The Visitor, and more

  • Conrad Pope

    Featured Guest Orchestrator

    One of Hollywood's most prominent orchestrators; Harry Potter, Star Wars, Schindler's List, Jurassic Park, and more

  • Don Davis

    Featured Guest Composer

    Emmy-winning composer of The Matrix trilogy, Beauty and the Beast, Jurassic Park III, and more

  • Elliot Goldenthal

    Featured Guest Composer

    Oscar and Golden Globe-winning composer of Batman Forever, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and more

  • Mychael Danna

    Featured Guest Composer

    Oscar-winning composer of Life of Pi, Moneyball, Little Miss Sunshine, and more

  • Richard Bellis

    Featured Guest Composer

    Composer for Stephen King's IT, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Texas Godfather, Doublecrossed, and more

  • Christopher Young

    Featured Guest Composer

    Award-winning composer for Sinister, The Rum Diary, Spider-Man 3, Ghost Rider, and more

  • Penka Kouneva

    Featured Guest Composer

    Award-winning film and game composer of Prince of Persia game, The Mummy VR game, and Heroes and Legends

  • David Arnold

    Featured Guest Composer

    Composer for Casino Royale, Independence Day, Godzilla, Tomorrow Never Dies, Sherlock, and more

  • Garry Schyman

    Featured Guest Composer

    Award-winning game composer for the BioShock series, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, and more

  • Peter Schwartz

    Featured Guest Mockup Artist

    Hollywood Mockup artist whose collaborations include David Newman, James Newton Howard, and more

  • Jonathan Casey

    Featured Guest Composer

    Film composer whose credits span feature films, US & UK national television, Disney series, advertising, and more

  • Antonio Cafolla

    Score Supervision & Orchestration

    Scoring supervisor, composer, orchestrator, arranger, music director and saxophonist

  • Néstor Clemente

    Video Content Manager

    Video Content Manager for the European Academy of Fine Arts, Film Composer and Director

  • Wilhelm von Dungen

    Assistant to Christopher Young

    Arranger, orchestrator, conductor and music producer

Faculty and Guest Artists

 
  • Svetlana Smolina

    Programme Director

    Acclaimed Russian solo and concert pianist, Director of Piano at the Philadelphia International Music Festival

  • Inna Faliks

    Piano Faculty

    Professor of piano performance and keyboard area head at UCLA

  • Mike Lang

    Comping & the Art of Time

    Premier LA session pianists who has played with Stan Kenton, Don Ellis, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughanr, and more

  • Victor Rosenbaum

    Piano Faculty

    Renowned pianist, teacher and recording artist; former Chair of Piano and faculty at New England Conservatory since 1967; former faculty, Eastman and Mannes

  • Arthur Greene

    Piano Faculty

    Professor of Piano, University of Michigan, Winner of the William Kapell & Gina Bachauer Int'l Piano Competitions

  • Dr. Igal Kesselman

    Piano Faculty

    Music Director, Special Music School of America; Artist Director, Kaufman Music Center Int'l Piano Competition, NYC

  • Christopher O'Riley

    Piano Faculty

    Host of NPR's From the Top; known by millions across the world for his alternative artist piano arrangements

  • Dr. Igor Resnianski

    Piano Faculty

    Steinway Artist, Assistant Professor at West Chester University of PA; Piano Faculty at Nelly Berman School of Music

  • Peter Tuite

    Piano Faculty

    Former Head of Piano, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, former Head of Keyboard Faculty at Royal Irish Academy of Music

  • Hugh Sung

    Piano Faculty

    Former Director of Student Recitals and Instrumental Accompaniment, The Curtis Institute

  • George Vatchnadze

    Information Coming Soon

    Piano Faculty, DePaul School of Music, Founder and Artistic Director of the Villa Sandra International Piano Academy in Lesa, Italy

  • Debbie Smith

    Recording, Mixing & Editing

    Studio Engineer and Lecturer in Recording, Mixing & Editing

  • Bernhard Kerres

    Career Development and Promotion

    Former Artistic Director and CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus, founder of HELLO STAGE, and an industry leader in Career Management Education

  • Conor Linehan

    Improvisation and Comping

    Former Resident Composer, Royal Shakespeare Company, Piano Faculty, Royal Irish Academy of Music, Resident Composer, Abbey Theatre Dublin

  • Néstor Clemente

    Video & Photo Editing

    Video Content Manager for the European Academy of Fine Arts, Film Composer and Director

Faculty and Guest Artists

 
  • Malcolm Yuen

    Programme Director

    Associate Conductor, Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Irish Chamber Ensemble, and Juror, Wiener Musikseminar

  • John Beal

    Live Orchestra to Film

    Exclusive Conductor for Disney's Live Orchestra and Film, Acclaimed American Film Composer and Conductor

  • Federico Borlandelli

    Opera Coach

    Descendent of Gioachino Rossini, Opera producer, Opera vocal coach, Opera staging and costume specialist

  • Derek Gleeson

    Conducting Faculty

    Music Director of the Dublin Philharmonic Orchestra and Executive Director of the European Academy of Fine Arts

  • Bernhard Kerres

    Career Development and Promotion

    Former Artistic Director and CEO of the Wiener Konzerthaus, founder of HELLO STAGE, and an industry leader in Career Management Education

  • Grigor Palikarov

    Conducting Faculty

    Conductor of the National Opera and Ballet, Sofia, the Symphony Orchestra-Pazardzhik, and the "Classic FM" Symphony Orchestra, Sofia

  • Christo Pavlov

    Conducting Faculty

    Music Director of the Vratsa Symphony Orchestra, Music and Record Producer, Orchestrator and Score Supervisor

  • Walt Straiton

    Conducting Faculty

    American Conductor & Music Executive (Yamaha, Conn-Selmer); Performances with Chuck Mangione, Chris Botti, Bob James, Maynard Ferguson, Buddy Rich

  • Nayden Todorov

    Conducting Faculty

    Music Director of the Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra the much-lauded Thracia Summer International Music Festival 

  • Niki Petrov

    Conducting Faculty

    Accomplished Bulgarian Studio and Classical Conductor, Orchestrator, Score Supervisor and Classical Percussionist

  • Debbie Smith

    Recording, Mixing & Editing

    Studio Engineer and Lecturer in Recording, Mixing & Editing

  • Mihail Yossifov

    Jazz Faculty

    One of the most successful Bulgarian Jazz Trumpeters in the industry, leader of the Big Band Module for Conductors

  • Néstor Clemente

    Video & Photo Editing

    Video Content Manager for the European Academy of Fine Arts, Film Composer and Director

European Academy of Fine Arts, Sofia is an Instructional Site of Irish American UniversityIAMU is an accredited institution of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the organisation that accredits The Juilliard School, The Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York Academy of Art, Columbia University, Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, West Point United States Military Academy, and more.

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