Success Stories

Markus Illko

Hollywood Music Workshop and all its associates would like to congratulate one of our graduates and participants MARKUS ILLKO from Austria together with his group The String Revolution to their well-earned GRAMMY AWARD 2024 !

We are sure that Markus will have a stellar career in his chosen musical genre and this reward will propel him to even bigger heights as an artist!

His tremendous success proves again, that if you believe in yourself and work hard, the sky is the limit! Congratulations!”

Ashton Gleckman

“… Ashton’s work has been recognized by Academy Award-winning director Guillermo Del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth), who shared one of Ashton’s videos on his social media accounts, and composer Danny Elfman, who shared his Behind the Score episode for Edward Scissorhands on his social media accounts. In Winter 2021/2022, Ashton’s rendition of Elfman’s theme, Ice Dance, reached number one on the most downloaded and widely used social media apps – TikTok, bringing in more than 170 million views and 400,000 track uses.”

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from Hollywood Music Workshop and all its associates  to our former student Ashton Gleckman for his remarkable success as a composer & filmmaker !

Roman Kariolou

Roman Kariolou, composer of scores for over 100  Film & TV-Productions,a.o. for the EMMY nominated documentaries Operation Stonehenge (BBC, 2014), Africa’s Wild West (National Geographic, 2015) and Vanishing Kings (Smithsonian, 2017 & the score for “Maria Theresia” & “Vienna Blood”.

Robert Wolf

Ralf Lichtenberg

Tuomas Nikkinen

Hollywood Music Workshop wishes to sincerely congratulate our alumnus, Tuomas Nikkinen, for receiving the “Best Music” Tiantan Award at the 11th Beijing International Film Festival.

The recognition is for the feature “Any Day Now” (2020). We’d also like to congratulate two of our former participants, Mikki Rousi, who played guitar on the soundtrack, and Nick Bulavin, who helped with the arrangements. We’re delighted to have played some part in your musical journey ! Heartfelt congratulations from the HMW team !

Christian Sensini

Lorenzo Ferrari

CONGRATULATIONS to our former alumnni Lorenzo Ferrari to his well earned Latin GRAMMY AWARD! Hollywood Music Workshop and its associates are wishing him  continued success for his outstanding career !

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