Gijs van Amelsvoort

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Gijs van Amelsvoort (1990) is a Dutch film and television composer. His music has been serving as a score & underscore for numerous TV programmes, varying from BBC docs such as Cheetah Family & Me, Grizzly Bear Cubs & Me, Earth's Great Rivers, and Planet Earth UK, all the way to popular TV shows like Top Gear and First Dates. Gijs's work also made their way as syncs for international brands like Land Rover and Opel. Gijs started out as a classical trained pianist, and studied music composition and production at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht, where he graduated in 2013. After working as an assistant-composer for Oliver Davis in London, he has been writing commissioned music for documentaries, short films, and advertising, as well as writing library music for several labels and publishers. In 2016 he co-founded the music & sound design company Foxhole Music. His work was nominated at i.a. the Soundtrack_Cologne European Talent Award in 2012, and in 2020 he won 3th place at the Film Music Festival (FMF) Young Talent Award in Krakow, being judged by i.a. Richard Bellis, Yati Durant, Martin Phipps, Michael Todd. The same year he won 2nd place at the GEMS ScoreLive competition, being judged by i.a. Gary Schyman, Pete Anthony, and Christopher Young.