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John Konsolakis’ involvement in music started from a young age as a clarinetist and quickly expanded to composition, in which he developed a love for storytelling through music that lies at the core of both of his practices.

Soon after he first started writing in highschool, John eagerly delved into a wide variety of mediums, composing music for theatrical plays, documentaries, video-games, as well as animated films, live projections, and lighting installations. He has also composed a number of concert works that have been performed around the world.

In the two years prior to attending the University of Edinburgh, John had already started gaining international recognition, having been selected as the 1st Runner-Up in the Youth Category of the New York based Marvin Hamlisch International Film Scoring Competition in 2016, and the Winner of the inaugural International Animated Film Scoring Competition organised by the Megaron Concert Hall in 2017 for his score to the animated short The Leaf of the Poplar. He was then selected by the University of Edinburgh as the Runner-Up of the Tovey Memorial Prize in 2018 and 2021 (for performance and composition respectively) and by the EUSO as the winner of the Emre Araci Composition Competition in 2018 for his piece Closure for string orchestra.

John has also been selected as the Winner of the Oticons Faculty International Film Music Competition in 2019 which provided him with mentoring by Hollywood veterans such as Richard Bellis, Gavin Greenaway, and Nick Wollage during the 2019 FMF Young Talent Award workshops (Poland), and Christopher Young in the 2019 Film Scoring Summer Programme (Bulgaria). He was also Nominated for the SABAM Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer during the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards in Gent, where his music to Nosferatu was performed by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Dirk Brosse. He is also one of the composers selected to participate in the inaugural Film Composers Lab, a mentorship scheme organised by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Having performed with orchestras such as the Underground Youth Orchestra (Greece), Young Euroclassic Festival Orchestra (Germany), and the Edinburgh University Symphony, Sinfonia & Chamber Orchestras (United Kingdom) as both a principal clarinetist and guest soloist since 2012, John honed his musical skills and possesses a great love and knowledge of orchestral writing and playing that he utilises in his compositions.

When working on a project, John strives to compose music that supports and enhances both its story and visuals by encapsulating the emotional essence of their sum and providing the viewer with a complete  experience.

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About


John Konsolakis’ involvement in music started from a young age as a clarinetist and quickly expanded to composition, in which he developed a love for storytelling through music that lies at the core of both of his practices.

Soon after he first started writing in highschool, John eagerly delved into a wide variety of mediums, composing music for theatrical plays, documentaries, video-games, as well as animated films, live projections, and lighting installations. He has also composed a number of concert works that have been performed around the world.

In the two years prior to attending the University of Edinburgh, John had already started gaining international recognition, having been selected as the 1st Runner-Up in the Youth Category of the New York based Marvin Hamlisch International Film Scoring Competition in 2016, and the Winner of the inaugural International Animated Film Scoring Competition organised by the Megaron Concert Hall in 2017 for his score to the animated short The Leaf of the Poplar. He was then selected by the University of Edinburgh as the Runner-Up of the Tovey Memorial Prize in 2018 and 2021 (for performance and composition respectively) and by the EUSO as the winner of the Emre Araci Composition Competition in 2018 for his piece Closure for string orchestra.

John has also been selected as the Winner of the Oticons Faculty International Film Music Competition in 2019 which provided him with mentoring by Hollywood veterans such as Richard Bellis, Gavin Greenaway, and Nick Wollage during the 2019 FMF Young Talent Award workshops (Poland), and Christopher Young in the 2019 Film Scoring Summer Programme (Bulgaria). He was also Nominated for the SABAM Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer during the 2022 World Soundtrack Awards in Gent, where his music to Nosferatu was performed by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Dirk Brosse. He is also one of the composers selected to participate in the inaugural Film Composers Lab, a mentorship scheme organised by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Having performed with orchestras such as the Underground Youth Orchestra (Greece), Young Euroclassic Festival Orchestra (Germany), and the Edinburgh University Symphony, Sinfonia & Chamber Orchestras (United Kingdom) as both a principal clarinetist and guest soloist since 2012, John honed his musical skills and possesses a great love and knowledge of orchestral writing and playing that he utilises in his compositions.

When working on a project, John strives to compose music that supports and enhances both its story and visuals by encapsulating the emotional essence of their sum and providing the viewer with a complete  experience.

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