Vivek Maddala

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Vivek Maddala
Born Gainesville, Florida
Occupation Composer, musician

Vivek Maddala is an award-winning composer of music for feature films, theater and dance productions, and television. He is known for composing music scores for independent movies such as Kaboom, Highway (2012 film), and American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, as well as for silent film restorations for Turner Classic Movies.[1] Additionally, Maddala writes, produces, and performs as a multi-instrumentalist with various recording artists. He is a Sundance Lab Fellow[2] for film composition, and has had work premiere at the Cannes, Toronto, Berlin, and Sundance film festivals.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Vivek Maddala is the son of economist G. S. Maddala. He began playing at age 3 and later attended classes in jazz performance at the Berklee College of Music.[4] He earned degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and pursued graduate studies at the University of Washington.


  • Grand Prize winner of the Young Film Composers Competition[5]
  • ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship[6]
  • JPFolks Soundtrack Album of the Year for The Patsy[7]
  • Gold Medals at the Park City Film Music Festival for Wild Oranges, They Turned Our Desert Into Fire and Grasshopper[8]
  • BMI Conducting Fellowship[9]
  • 2010 Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni[10]
  • 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (nomination), Best Score - Documentary[11]


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