Hollywood Music Awards Recognizes A Rising Star From The Middle East

UAE film music composer Amanda Lee Falkenberg of Music HF Studios has received two nominations from the prestigious 2009 Hollywood Music Awards to be held this November at the world famous Kodak Theatre Complex in Los Angeles (home of the Oscars ®).Out of thousands of submissions world wide, her composition entitled “Forgotten Arabia” received an exclusive nomination from the judges in the category “Best New Composer”.  Her composition
“Coral Garden Dance” received a nomination in the “Best Classical/Orchestral” category.

Amanda is the first composer from the Middle East to be nominated for the Hollywood Music Awards and to receive two nominations in 2009.

Nominees receive VIP treatment including a red carpet walk in front of top industry press and this ceremony is the only red carpet event for music awards.  The 2009 Hollywood Music Awards will be broadcast in 17 countries and across the USA to an anticipated 120 Million households.

Amanda Lee Falkenberg has resided in the UAE for 5 years.  In 2007, she was nominated for a Los Angeles Music Awards for Film Music.  She has co-written the score for the international animation TV series “Ben & Izzy”, which features voice talents Lucy Liu and Mark Hamill.  She has written sweeping orchestral scores for epic films such as “Arabian Sands”.  Before moving to the UAE, Amanda lived in Australia.  She has composed numerous ballet and classical pieces to critical acclaim.  Amanda was a full time pianist with the Australian Ballet Company and she studied at the Adelaide Conservatorium of Music.

Hollywood Music Awards (HMMA): Recognizes and honors the music associated with the audio visual mediums, the talented individuals responsible for that music and the music of independent artists from around the globe.