Upcoming IHFMW Masterclasses June 2021

(dates to be announced soon)

Scheduled at JUNE4-6,2021  “Composing for Musical” will be presented by GRAMMY Award winning and HMW faculty member NAN SCHWARTZ !

Scheduled at the JUNE 27-29, 2021 this highly creative topic will be presented by EMMY nominated guest lecturer & renowned composer for documentaries MIRIAM CUTLER
Applications open from May,16tzh, 2021.

Listen to HMW faculty member

Joe Kraemer‘s soundtrack for

“Emily and the Magical Journey”

Release date April 30, 2021


Proud to share the latest project by HMW faculty-member NAN SCHWARTZ !


“In the wash” –  a musical composed by Nan Schwartz with lyrics by Lorraine Feather.and showcased in Paris 2019 at Theatre Marigny .
Enjoy this podcast produced by Kate Mishkin featuring narration by former HMW participant Jehan Stefan.
Congratulations from HMW to a great piece of music !

Click to listen on Soundcloud ..

HMW is congratulating alumni Lorenzo Ferrero for his winning of a Latin Grammy!

We wish him all the best and continued success in his outstanding career!

New website of HMW Faculty member NAN SCHWARTZ ONLINE NOW !

Visit her improved and updated website, where you can find new music, videos, and latest news, including collaborations with lyricist Lorraine Feather on TWO new musicals, “In The Wash” and “The Grammarians.”
For those of you curious about the music, here’s a podcast showcasing songs from “In The Wash.

Holiday Celebrations 2020 on Zoom

Hollywood Music Workshop celebrated on Saturday Dec. 19 via Zoom with all of our faculty and many of our past, present and future alumni the ongoing Holiday Season! We looked back at some rare highlights of this past extraordinary year, talked about future plans for the Workshop and cherished the camaraderie of film music enthusiasts from all over the globe.
We’re very thankful to have welcomed over 90 participants during yesterday’s Holiday Celebration event. A warm thank you to John Lunn , Garry Schyman, Jo Wallfisch, Roman Kariolou, Joe Kraemer, Nan Schwartz and Conrad Pope!


Merry Christmas, a Happy, successful New Year & foremost – stay safe !
Hope to see you all in 2021 !

Impressions of our “Hollywood in Baden” Concert 2020

Despite the current global situation, Hollywood Music Workshop, under the inspirational guidance of its director Lilo Bellotto was able to organize this beautiful concert & HMW 2020 afterparty outside our usual home Casino Baden.

The  marvellous Hollywood Jazz Combo took us back to the golden years of Hollywood featuring the wonderful arrangements of Grammy Award-winning composer/arranger Nan Schwartz. Our lovely soloist, soprano Arabella Fenyves guided us through England with melodies from “Downton Abbey” written by John Lunn. And last but not least the young upcoming composer Roman Kariolou presented Viennas enchanting versatility with his music to the TV Series “Hotel Sacher”, “Maria Theresia” and “Vienna Blood”

A big ‘‘Thank you!‘‘ to the Hollywood Jazz Band, Arabella Fenyves, Nan Schwartz, Roman Kariolou, John Lunn, our partners Casino Baden, City of Baden, the government of Lower Austria & all participants for making this possible.

Looking forward to next year!

(Photos by Martin Zeman!)


Some reviews about the HMW 2018-2019

“Huge thanks to all of you! CONRAD’s and NAN’s class was beyond amazing and getting to know all of you was an honor.
Hope to see you next year!
– Rolf Gustavson (FINLAND)

“Having a great time attending the Hollywood Music Workshop in Baden, Austria, for the second year in a row. Last week I had the privilege to meet and learn from legendary game composer GARRY SCHYMAN (composer of Bioshock) and this week with the great JOHN LUNN (composer of Downton Abbey). It’s really just incredible to be here, to meet and get to know other composers, and to study with experienced and accomplished professionals in the industry. Here’s me at our visit to Synchron stage in Vienna to observe a recording session with Garry Schyman.”
– Keith Ramsey (USA)

“Yesterday we covered a handwritten score of CONRAD. Really great to see how he has done things and the clarity of handwriting are marvelous!! Nothing beats a old pencil and paper!”
– Michiel de Boer (NETHERLANDS)

“Amazing composers JOEKRAMER (“Mission Impossible”) and JOHN LUNN (“Downtown Abbey”)! What a great company!!!”
– Vanessa Garde (SPAIN)

“It’s been an amazing days with you guys! SO MUCH FUN!”
– Kasidit Yimsiri (THAILAND)

“GREAT WORKSHOP with JOE KRAEMER. Awesome music and person!!”
– Mulya Sari Dewi (INDONESIA)

“Tomorrow will be the last day of Hollywood Music Workshop in Austria and oh boy what a week has it been. There’s a crazy amount of information to be processed and soooo much new stuff to learn. The boost of inspiration is unreal. ”
Mikki Rousi (FINLAND)

What an experience! Learning from Hollywood´s masters who are not only the best in their craft, but who are also such musically sensitive, wonderful, real human beings!

— Joel Nah, Singapore

I gained more knowledge learning from these composers than in 1 year doing my degree in music composition. This workshop gave me guidance, advice and insight that you just can’t get at any online or at a university.”

— Leanne Puttick, 2016 HMW Graduate

A glance at all the countries
our students have been coming from
through all the years …

Hollywood Music Workshop 2018

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