reviews

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"It has been an absolute great week! Thank you very much for inviting me. I am thrilled to be your launching professor, your visiting Hollywood Dude. What I love about this class, and why I’m suggesting composers look into this GEMS program in 2018, is I can't think of a better path than to record your composition at the end of the program, whilst making serious friendships with likeminded people."

GEMS Visiting Tutor

GOLDEN GLOBE nominated composer - Professor at USC

Christopher Young

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"GEMS is a fantastic organisation that is bringing first rate educational opportunities to composer and musicians throughout Europe. I enjoyed very much my lecture in Madrid last week to an amazing group of students and hope to work with Gems again."

GEMS Visiting Tutor

BAFTA WINNER - BAFTA nominated composer - Professor at USC

Garry Schyman

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

GEMS Visiting Tutor

GRAMMY winning producer - Author - Former Vice President Music Walt Disney Pictures

Andy Hill

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EMMY award-winning composer. Board of Director member of ASCAP lectures at USC

Richard Bellis

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GEMS Visiting Tutor

EMMY Nominated Composer - Award Winning Music Producer

Craig Stuart Garfinkle

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"I had the time of my life at the Christopher Young Film Scoring Program. Chris is a fantastic teacher and an incredible composer, I consider myself very fortunate to have been a part of this experience. Definitely looking forward to attending more of Gems Music's courses, as this summer program was flawlessly organized! I recommend it to everyone!"

FILM COMPOSER

ITALY

Francesco Bortolussi

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"Excellent course with great people, and one of the very best Hollywood composers and teachers I've ever had!"

GAME COMPOSER

SPAIN

Fernando Cabrera Pérez

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“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!“I

GAME COMPOSER

SPAIN

Guillermo Corral

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“GEMS many thanks for everything because it has been a fantastic course.
I'm waiting for the next one ;) “

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Christian Ramirez Parrilla

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“It’s an incredible experience. I honestly think it's the best thing that’s happened in the world of music. Chris has given me a lot of encouragement to continue, and I feel like I can write some music every day."

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Mara Jimenez Ruiz

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"Do it! It’s great!
It’s an incredible experience. I have learned a lot and that’s going to help me in the future.
Do it!"

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Eva Fernández

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"The Christopher Young Film Scoring Program was an unforgettable experience! Besides a dazzling versatile composer, Mr. Young is a passionate mentor and the most generous guy to be around. Gems Music managed to organise a workshop where everybody feels very welcome and offers a dynamic week of music and film with like-minded people."

FILM & TV COMPOSER

BELGIUM

Joris Hermy

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

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Veronica Amaya

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"Hice el Christopher Young Film Scoring Program. Que un curso de semejante nivel se traiga a España es sencillamente un sueño hecho realidad. Para colmo, la organización estuvo TODO el tiempo pendiente de que TODOS los alumnos estuvieramos agusto. Mis expectativas fueron ampliamente rebasadas. Repetiría una y mil veces. TOTALMENTE RECOMENDADO, gracias por todo, GEMS!"

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Fernando Ortega

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"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!!"

FILM COMPOSER

IRELAND

Clare Martyn

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"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."

GAME COMPOSER

SPAIN

Marc Celma

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"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."

FILM COMPOSER & PRODUCER

UK

Andrew Kirsty

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"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."

FILM COMPOSER MUSIC PRODUCER

SPAIN

Alberto Tresguerres

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"A fantastic opportunity to meet creative people sharing the same interests as you (film music of course) as well as professionals from the industry. But the best part of it is developing a strong and lasting friendship with them. I enjoyed every single minute of it and after the programme is over, I feel an enormous boost of creativity. Chris Young is the one who triggered it and he's the best mentor you could dream of. I recommend this programme to anyone interested in film scoring. Don't hesitate, just sign up for the next edition:)"

FILM COMPOSER & ORCHESTRATOR

POLAND

Piotr Nermer

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"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."

FILM & OPERA COMPOSER

SPAIN

Ignacio Ferrando

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"Loved every second of it. It's a pretty intensive course, but it's taught in a fun and interactive way. Meeting Christopher Young was one of the greatest experiences yet, especially since he's such a kind and humble person - with so much wisdom to share!"

FILM COMPOSER

MALTA

Maria Borg

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"The GEMS course is a very, very, very useful program. It does not matter where you are, if you are just starting out or have been writing music for a few years, because you are going to learn a lot, you learn things you don’t get from university, and I went to Berklee, and I came here and I sharpened my skills, it’s the real deal. You get the opportunity to met the best people in the industry and they are at the top of their game and willing to share everything with you, useful for your career, that you will carry back home."

FILM COMPOSER

MALTA

Damian Mizzi

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"It's probably one of the best programs in Europe, because its the complete package, great classes and finishing with the orchestral recording, and Chris is one of the best teachers you can have, also I have been twice, so I really like the  program, and I am looking forward to coming again next year!"
 

FILM COMPOSER

ITALY

Francesco Bortolussi

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"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."

FILM COMPOSER

MEXICO

Sebastian Ruiz Velasco Aguado

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"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!"

FILM COMPOSER & DRUMMER

IRELAND

Andy O'Farrell

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"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."

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Leon Estaban

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"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 all these top professionals was incredible, there is no way to put a price on that."

FILM & GAMING COMPOSER

SPAIN

Madlord

"Boom!!! Es pec ta cu lar!"

FILM COMPOSER

SPAIN

Joan

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"The week was fantastic , very intense and hugely enjoyable. Christopher Young is a wonderful person, great fun and an excellent mentor. Nigel, Juanjo and Francesco we're all were great and all the contributors we're amazing. I'd highly recommend the course to anyone interested in scoring film , games or television whether they are starting out or have experience in the business. A great week well spent and with a lovely group of talented fellow students."

FILM COMPOSER

UNITED KINGDOM

Jon Wygens

"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!"

COMPOSER

SWITZERLAND

Susanna Alvarez

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

COMPOSER

SWEDEN

Victoria Dewavrin