Levent Altuntas (b. 1994) is a German composer from Frankfurt, currently based in London. He started playing the violin at the age of six and was successful in major national competitions like "Jugend musiziert". While still in high school, he was a composition student of Prof. Claus Kühnl at the renowned Hoch Conservatory.
In 2014 he began his studies at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts under the tutelage of composer and music theorist Prof. Ernst August Klötzke where he graduated with a thesis about Don Davis' score for the 1999 film The Matrix. He also participated in numerous workshops and masterclasses with Prof. Alois Kottmann, Prof. Gerhard Müller-Hornbach and Prof. Benjamin Köthe, among others.
His music has been performed internationally by high-caliber ensembles and orchestras, e.g. the Staatskapelle Halle, The Twiolins, the Landesjugendorchester Bremen, the Kammerphilharmonie Frankfurt, the Rheingauer Filmsymphoniker and the Mainhattan Strings .
In 2019 he was commissioned by Stark Entertainment to arrange music from MARVEL superhero movies for live performances at both the Avengers exhibit and the Thunder Theater, one of Europe's biggest movie theaters, as part of CCXP Cologne. In the same year he also received a nomination for the German Gamemusic Award.
His most recent projects include scores for several short films as well as the feature film "World Order" (dir. Roberto Puzzo) which is set to premiere in 2021.
Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Composition for Screen as a John Barry Scholar for Film Composition at the Royal College of Music in London.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2021 Oticons Faculty International Film Music Competition (Finalist)
2020 John Barry Scholar for Film Composition at RCM London
2019 German Gamemusic Award (Nomination)
2019 Rheingauer Filmsymphoniker Film Scoring Competition (Winner)