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 started composing shortly thereafter. While 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 then relocated to London to pursue a Master of Music degree in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music, where he was also a John Barry Scholar for Film Composition. His principal study teachers included Prof Howard Davidson, Prof Filip Šijanec and Dr Dimitri Scarlato. He graduated in 2022 with distinction.
Levent's music has been recorded and performed internationally by high-caliber ensembles and orchestras, such as the Staatskapelle Halle, The Twiolins, the Carducci Quartet, 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 orchestrations for several high profile productions, scores for numerous short films as well as the feature film "World Order" (dir. Roberto Puzzo) which premiered in late 2021.
AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
2022 FMC 2022 - Category: Music for Film, TV, Ads & Video Games (Semifinalist)
2022 Indie Film Music Contest (Finalist)
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)