Atanas Valkov

Born in 1982 in Burgas (Bulgaria), he is the winner of several awards and acclaims including 1st place in Berlinale 7th BTC Score Competition and a scholarship from the Berklee College of Music. He recieved his classical music education at P.S.M I and II level in Lublin and at the Katowice Music Academy with the specialization in jazz (piano, vibraphone, marimba and percussion instruments). He produced electronic music. For the French outfit Mad’House he recorded several singles and published numerous other artists’ remixes (including “Like a prayer” by Madonna and “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees)

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”...Last night's closing ceremony gave a fond farewell to all the extraordinary Talents, experts and organizers that fueled the 7th BTC during 54th International Berlinale Film Festival. The biggest moment of the evening was awarding the VW Score Competition to Atanas Valkov, from Poland, for his outstanding scoring of a film excerpts from La Sangre Brota, by Pablo Fendrik. Competition mentor Max Richter (Waltz with Bashir) and jury members Klaus-Peter Beyer, Martin Steyer and Martin Todsharow stated that they were “very impressed by the standard of work shown by all the candidates however Atanas Valkov’s score demonstrates a highly individual voice and approach to the project...”

Berlinale Press February 12, 2009

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