BIOGRAPHY

PAWELGORNIAK
EARLY LIFE

Pawel Gorniak - composer and music producer for film, games and TV. From early childhood he developed a true passion for composing, creating his first compositions on his father's synthesizer while still in preschool age. Since then he develops his love for music successfully creating it for many projects around the world, participating in the life of the music and education industry and working as a solo artist.
Nominated for the prestigious Young Composer Transatlantyk Award in 2013 and also won in the same competition in 2014 by a panel of judges including John Ottman (X-men, Superman), Jan Kaczmarek (Oscar winner for the Finding Neverland), Michael Price (Sherlock BBC), Richard Gladstein (film producer of Tarantino) and Andy Hill (music producer for Cher, Celine Dion). In 2016, in Santa Monica he received "The Mark Award" for a song from an album he created directly for Sony ATV. Despite his young age, Pawel worked on over a dozen film projects. From the spectacular animation Empsilness by Jakub Grygier (visual effects in the Wrath of the Titans, Melancholia, the Guardian of the Galaxy) to the award-winning Supernova film directed by Andrzej Cichocki, who has so far been honored with such awards as the bronze award at the Lubuskie Summer Film Festival in Lagow, Platinum Remi Award at the Huston Festival and Reno Award at the Reno Sci-on Festival.

RECENT PROJECTS
In 2016, Pawel Gorniak and Mikolaj Stroinski (music for The Witcher 3, Bez Tajemnic) finished score to the american full-feature film Dangerous Words From The Fearless, which was a very important point in his career, creating music for his first film production in the US.
In may 2017 in Krakow Pawel received prestigious FMF Young Talent Award in competition beating over 120 entries from composers around the world. His music was played by the Beethoven Academy Orchestra and the choir conducted by Diego Navarro in front of 15000 people. Tickets for the jubilee FMF Gala were sold a month before the show. In first row were presented : Howard Shore, Jan Kaczmarek, Brian Tyler, Abel Korzeniowski and the jury from the competition among others Mina Korzeniowski, Trevor Morris, Robert Townson.

Pawel is technically well trained on the sound side, allowing him to create not only compelling compositions, but also well-produced music, which resulted in many orders from clients where the most important is modern, high quality final sound of created music. For example in video games such as Die For Valhalla (MonsterCouch), Allies in War (GameLion) or in trailers and production music.

HIGHLIGHTS

Awards, events, important facts

2014 - TRANSATLANTYK FESTIVAL - Awarded score

Pawel's score awarded in international film music composition contest. Selected among over 250 submisions from dozens countries around the world by astounding jury John Ottman, Michael Price, Richard Gladstein and Andy Hill.

2017 - 1st Prize, FMF Young Talent Award winner

Pawel's score was awarded prestigious Young Talent Award at the biggest Film Music Festival FMF in the world. Played by symphonic orchestra in front of 15k people among others Howard Shore, Brian Tyler, Abel Korzeniowski

2017 - working on music for BELFER (canal+) and LISTY DO M3

Pawel created music for some of the biggest polish productions in 2017 like "Listy do M3" which was the most-watched film in Poland in the last decade.

Owner of two separate music studios with recording facilities

Pawel chases his dreams. Now he is owner of two recording studios in Poland where he works on new projects. Pawel's clients can comfortably participate in spotting sessions, develop ideas and discuss the music. Each studio has separate recording rooms where it's possible to record smaller ensemble, drum kits, solists or instrumentalists

During a number of masterclasses he learned music composition secrets from the biggest names in the industry

Marco Beltrami (World war Z), Michael Price (Sherlock), John Ottman (Superman, X-men), Brad Haehnel (Life of Pi), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Lost in Space), Nick Wollage, Mark Isham (Warrior), Richard Bellis (Ascap), Rolfe Kent (Dexter), Vasco Hexel (Universal Music) and more.

Music as a passion

Music and sound is a Pawel's big love since early childhood. He started to develop his talent in the age of 4 with the first own song in the age of 7. In the age of 18 he won international remix competition and got his first publishing contract.

MUSIC PRODUCTION STUDIOS

Recording rooms, production rooms