reviews

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Francesco

Bortolussi

ITALY - 3 TIME ATTENDEE

“Nigel this is a fantastic program and you are awesome organiser. This program really changed my life. The whole package, recording with an awesome orchestra, great classes, industry friends, networking, great composers from all over the world is something special.”

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Therese McCartin

IRELAND

2 TIME ATTENDEE

 

"Absolutely super, I am so glad I did it. Before I came, I wasn't sure I was suited to the program, but the program was absolutely perfect for me, I go a lot out of it, and delighted I did it"

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Gabriel

Evans

 

ENGLAND

2 TIME ATTENDEE

“It’s a once in a life time opportunity and really it's been one of the greatest times of my life”

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Andrés

Pena

SPAIN

"Of course I recommend it to anyone who wants to work in film scoring, and also for anyone who wants to work with an orchestra, it's highly recommend for them as well."

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Matthias Azzopardi

 

MALTA

"Had a wonderful time at this course - it was great fun as well as a great learning experience! The tutors were amazing, and everything was well organised. 5 stars, 10/10, A+. Definitely would recommend it."

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Alberto Tresguerres

 

SPAIN

"A great experience. A great team. A new family. Totally recommended, if you can sign up next year ... An experience that opens your mind to new ways in film composition. Song form, the importance of the melody, and writing against the clock."

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Veronica

Amaya

SPAIN

"For me, this has been one of the best experiences ever!!!"

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Tatiana

Mikova

 

Czech Republic

GEMS is valuable for experienced & aspiring  composers delivered by Hollywood A-listers. Extremely valuable talks about music business, career development and 1:1 interview with Chris. Thanks to excellent organizational skills of

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Carles

Tur

 

SPAIN

“When I presented my score to Christopher in the morning class and he started to click his fingers, enjoying the music, my music, I was so happy and proud.“

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Andy

Hill

 

GrammyWinner

"GEMS brought together a bright, enthusiastic group of young composers for my first virtual classroom visit to Spain. Online teaching can be a hit or miss, but the presentation was so well-organized & glitch-free that we were able to speak in the universal language of music."

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Guillermo Corral

SPAIN

“I was in the Garry Schyman Videogame Scoring Masterclass and it was exciting and educational, as well as meet great artists who share your passion for music. Excellent work!“

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 Pablo

Cervantes

SPAIN

"Thank you Nigel"

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Piotr

Nermer

POLAND

"A fantastic opportunity to meet and develop strong and lasting friendships. I enjoyed every single minute of it and after its over, I felt an enormous boost of creativity. I recommend it to anyone interested in film scoring. Don't hesitate, just sign up for the next edition:)"

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 Sebastian

Ruiz

MEXICO

"A world class organization! I had the opportunity to assist to the Christopher Young Film Scoring Program and it was incredible. The organization was flawless, the instructors world class and the experience they offer is like no other."

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Tylla

Ovezona

Turkmenistan

2 TIME ATTENDEE

"Everything is amazing, it is such a great program. I recommend everyone to join. I will be recommending it to my friend and colleagues that they need to come here."

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Jon

Wygens

 

ENGLAND

2 TIME ATTENDEE

“Anyone interested in composing for film, TV game at what ever level, it's brilliant. Thank you Nigel for organising this and running it so well, and bringing such talented people to tutor and creating a happy happy atmosphere."

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Yuliya Protasova

 

Ukraine

"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!! El curso te da muchas oportunidades!! Muy feliz de haber podido participar y muchas gracias a Nigel Valencia por la organización! Muy recomendable!"

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Susanna

Alvarez

Switzerland

"Hello! It was for me an incredible and amazing experience I will never forget. I met with nice people! Also to mention how Nigel and especially Maestro Christopher Young were really kind with me as I don't come from the music industry. So carry on with new projects and ideas !. Congratulations to GEMS program!"

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Victoria Dewavrin

 

SWEDEN

"Thank you! And thank you for everything, it was fantastic!"

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Clare

Martyn

 

IRELAND

"This is a top class course! The people are the best one could ask for and I loved every minute of my time on the Christopher Young Film Scoring Week!!! A-mazing :) Friends for life after it!!"

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Andrew

Kirsty

ENGLAND

"I can’t recommend this course highly enough! Book onto it. It will be the best way to spend your hard earned cash. It’s inspirational and motivational, but most of all it equips you with key skills for the world of film composition"

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Andrew

O'Farrell

 

IRELAND

"Do it! I’d say go for it! It's just fantastic! I was a little nervous that I was not experienced enough to join, but I had a blast, it was fantastic!"

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Pete

Anthony

 

ORCHESTRATOR

 

"The Best!

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Mirela

Nita

 

ROMANIA

Best courses in Europe. Brilliant tutors, run by a great team, impressively well organised and filled with sweet, kind & very helpful people. I've had the best time of my life & lived some of my wildest dreams thanks to them. Believe me, you don't wanna miss this! 😉GEMS MUSIC ROCKS!!! 🤘😎🖤🎶!"

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Marc

Celma

SPAIN

"This program was all I could've wished for. A great learning experience with Garry Schyman, followed by an amazing concert with some of my favourite pieces of modern game music. 100% recommended."

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Jon

Wygens

ENGLAND

"Nigel, amazing! The week was fantastic, intense and hugely enjoyable. Chris is a wonderful person, great fun and an excellent mentor. I'd highly recommend the GEMS program. A great week well spent and with a lovely group of talented fellow students."

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 Francisco Cuadrado

SPAIN

"An amazing program. The detail and care of how this program is prepared and directed by Nigel. The quality of professors with such impressive experience and generosity. The knowledge you acquire, and experience of having your music recorded with an amazing orchestra."

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Riccardo Belletti 

ITALY

"Grazie Nigel, Fantastico"

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Fernando

Pérez

SPAIN - 2 TIME ATTENDEE

"Excellent program with opportunity composers interested to meet and learn from top industry professional people and recording experience with a real live orchestra. A great way to stay in touch with composers to create and expand your network. 5 star program"

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Madlord

 

PERU - 2 TIME ATTENDEE

"My experience was way better than I expected, it provided me more than I wanted, more than I could imagine, it was 100 times more useful and important than I ever imagined, learning from these top professionals was incredible, there is no way to put a price on that."

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Maria

Vertiz

 

MEXICO

"It has been amazing, I didn't expect it to be as good as it has been. I have learnt so much, the teachers are amazing, and got to met the most amazing composers, I am really happy I am, here."

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Ignacio Ferrando

SPAIN

"Wonderful experience with amazing people. A privilege, enjoying the friendship, experience and wisdom of Christopher Young. Very well organized by Nigel with the help of the magnificent Juanjo Molina and Francesco Menini. Great classmates. THANKS."

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Natalia

Martz

 

SPAIN

"Maravilloso curso, inigualable trato personal. Ha sido un sueño para mi, me ha hecho infinitamente feliz, recomiendo sin duda. Maestros tan especiales y con una forma de enseñar totalmente diferente, abierta, sin límites. Ha sido un honor haber asistido. Gracias, con todo mi corazón"

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Joris

Hermy

 

BELGIUM

"The Gems Program was an unforgettable experience! Besides a dazzling versatile composer, Chris is a passionate mentor and most generous guy to be around. Nigel made everybody feel very welcome and GEMS offers a dynamic week of composition with like-minded people."

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Leon

Estaban

SPAIN

"Don't think about it, dive in and enjoy the program. You are meeting people from other countries, great people and great composers, so it's really wonderful."

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Christopher

Young

 

COMPOSER

“An absolutely great week! Thank you very much for inviting me. I am thrilled to be your launching professor, your visiting Hollywood Dude. What I love and why I’m suggesting composers look into GEMS, is no better path than to record your music at the end of the program, whilst making serious friendships with likeminded people."

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Gerard

Mack

 

AUSTRALIA

"I absolutely recommend the Gems program. An outstanding program, second to none will provide a wealth of information and inspiration for many years to come. I was truly privileged to meet the tutors and composers and work with them during GEMS program."