Vivek Maddala

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Vivek Maddala
Vivek Maddala guitar soundcheck prior to performance.jpg
Vivek Maddala during a 2016 soundcheck
Background information
BornRochester, New York
GenresFilm score, Classical, big band, jazz, rock, funk, R&B, World
Occupation(s)Composer, musician, record producer, recording engineer, inventor
Instrument(s)Drums, piano, guitar, bass, Hammond organ, conductor
Websitemaddala.com

Vivek Maddala is a four-time Emmy-winning composer who focuses on writing music for feature films, theater and dance productions, and television. He is known for composing music scores for independent movies such as Kaboom, Highway, and the Peabody-winning American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, as well as for silent film restorations for Turner Classic Movies, including a 90-minute score for the Greta Garbo film The Mysterious Lady (2002).[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] Maddala has received five Daytime Emmy nominations, with four wins, in the category of "Outstanding Music Direction and Composition."[4]

Personal life[edit]

Vivek Maddala is the son of economist G. S. Maddala. He began playing music at age 3 and later studied jazz performance at the Berklee College of Music.[5] He earned degrees in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and pursued graduate studies at the University of Washington.

Awards[edit]

  • Grand Prize winner of the Young Film Composers Competition[6]
  • ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship[7]
  • JPFolks Soundtrack Album of the Year for The Patsy[8]
  • Gold Medals at the Park City Film Music Festival for Wild Oranges, They Turned Our Desert Into Fire and Grasshopper[9]
  • BMI Conducting Fellowship[10]
  • 2010 Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni[11]
  • 2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards (nomination), Best Score – Documentary[12]
  • 2017 Daytime Emmy Awards (nomination), Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[13]
  • 2018 Daytime Emmy Awards (win), Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[14]
  • 2019 Annie Award (nomination), Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[15]
  • 2019 Daytime Emmy Awards (win), Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[16]
  • 2020 Annie Award (nomination), Outstanding Achievement for Music in an Animated Television/Broadcast Production[17]
  • 2020 Daytime Emmy Awards (win), Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[18]
  • 2021 Daytime Emmy Awards (win), Outstanding Music Direction and Composition[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-01-13. Retrieved 2013-07-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Musical Minds". Sundance.org. Archived from the original on 2 February 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Vivek Maddala's Official Website". N/A. Retrieved 16 June 2013.
  4. ^ "BMI Congratulates its 2020 Daytime Emmy Winners". 27 July 2020.
  5. ^ DeYoung, Bill (October 24, 2000). "Local Composer Scores Silent Film". Gainesville Sun.
  6. ^ http://onlineathens.com/stories/011906/living_20060119017.shtml
  7. ^ "ASCAP Workshop, Day 2". 10 July 2008.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-10-04. Retrieved 2013-07-11.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  9. ^ "Vivek Maddala". IMDb.
  10. ^ "12TH Annual Conducting Workshop Continues Acclaimed BMI Tradition". 12 August 2009.
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-20. Retrieved 2013-07-15.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. ^ "Music Awards Los Angeles | Music Awards Hollywood". www.hmmawards.com. Archived from the original on 2015-01-11.
  13. ^ "Daytime Emmys: DreamWorks' 21 Nominations Tops Animation Competition". 24 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Bold and the Beautiful', 'Sesame Street' Top Winners". 28 April 2018.
  15. ^ "Annie Awards: 'Incredibles 2,' 'Ralph' Lead Feature Nominees; 'Mary Poppins Returns' Also Nominated". The Hollywood Reporter. 3 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Daytime Emmys Creative Arts Awards: 'Young and the Restless', 'Sesame Street' Among Winners". 4 May 2019.
  17. ^ "'Klaus' Wins Big at Annie Awards for Animation". The Hollywood Reporter. 25 January 2020.
  18. ^ "Daytime Emmys Announce Kids, Animation, Lifestyle Awards: 'Sesame Street' Among Big Winners". 27 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Lupita Nyong'o, Mark Hamill Among Daytime Emmy Children's and Animation Winners". 18 July 2021.

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