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Edy Lan

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BIO

Edy is Multi-award winning composer, arranger and orchestrator. At his young age he has worked in diverse media such as film music, concert music, advertising, arrangements of pop and rock music, receiving international awards and nominations, with premieres of his music in both North and South-America, as well as Europe.
As a classical composer has received three awards at the prestigious International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition in Prague, including BEST MUSIC FOR ORCHESTRA among other awards. He was commissioned by the Mexican government to write music for Toluca’s bicentennial anniversary (one of Mexico’s most important cities).
He has composed and produced the score of 8 feature films including The Bohemians, adaptation of Puccini’s La Boheme in contemporary New York, film currently in post-production where Placido Domingo appears; Isaac Ezban’s acclaimed film THE INCIDENT, that has won over 15 awards worldwide and for which Edy was nominated in the “Hollywood Music In Media Awards” in Los Angeles. Among other films including CANON directed by Mauricio Walerstein and “The Güeros’s” BEHIND THE POWER and “Los Parecidos/The Similars” the latest Isaac Ezbán’s film which received amazing reviews on Edy’s and won several awards worldwide including BEST SCORE at Pantalla de Cristal Awards. The score was released by Quartet Records a record label which holds a great catalog, including Oscar nominee Alberto Iglesias, Nino Rota, Fernando Velazquez and even some Ennio Morricone.
As an arranger he has worked on international productions as varied as Mexican superstar Manuel Mijares’s Symphonic album, Antonio Orozco’s double platinum album “DOS ORILLAS,” Argentinian Grammy nominated band TAN BIONICA’s álbum “HOLA MUNDO” with music producer and engineer and 12 times Grammy winner Rafa Sardina, among others. Most recently Edy was an arranger in the latest album by legendary multi-Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Jose’ Luis Perales, who is the most covered Hispanic singer/songwriter in the world. He’s worked with artists from Australia, the US, Canada, Argentina, Spain, among others, including a collaboration with MANÁ, one of the bands that holds the record for most consecutive completely booked performances at THE STAPLES CENTER (13) and who just got their star at the HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME in February.
Music for commercials and media includes NIVEA, KELLOG’S, CINEPOLIS, HOLCIM, NIKE , PFIZER,The Sochi winter Olympic games coverage, among others.
Edy is characterized by his command of the orchestra, wide range of colors and instrumentation and his versatility of style. He knows that each project requires a particular and individual approach and his emphasis is always on storytelling. This has also led to rescue the values of yesteryear scoring where in some occasions the music becomes a character, a resource that has been used in projects which required it.
Used to working under pressure and with demanding deadlines, Edy has considerable experience in the production and realization of scores and the supervision and overseeing of recordings in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico and Europe.
Edy’s priority is always to create an emotional impact on the audience and help convey the message, the story and the emotions of the directors and producers, while seeking personal expression.

ACHIEVEMENTS & AWARDS

Nominee and winner for BEST SCORE – Film at Pantalla de Cristal Awards, 2016

Nominee for BEST SCORE – Documentary at Pantalla de Cristal Awards, 2016

Best Iberoamerican Picture award at SITGES for THE SIMILARS, 2015.
Official Nomination Hollywood Music in Media Awards for music from the score of the movie THE INCIDENT, 2014.
Commission and official recognition by Toluca´s Government for the composition of “Toluca 200 años” a piece for symphony orchestra to commemorate Toluca´s Bicentennial anniversary.
The piece “Toluca 200 años” was dedicated to the city of Toluca and it´s Orchestra in October of 2012, in November of 2012 an official recognition was issued by the city Hall for the composition and dedication of the piece and was called “the most significant cultural contribution to the bicentennial celebrations and it’s now part of the cultural heritage of the city.”

2nd Place at the International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition, 2012

Price for “The Best Orchestral Music” at the International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition on account of the Fantasy for piano and orchestra titled “In Memory Of Shostakovich”, 2012

2nd Place at the International Antonin Dvorak Composition Competition, 2011 – International composition competition honoring the memory of the great composer Antonin Dvorak. In the first round 13 composers where selected from thousands from all around the world. The second round was held July 24th – August 2nd 2011 in the Prague Conservatory where in 5 days (7 hours per day) participants where required to write one free composition and one Fugue or variation. Wrote a Fugue for piano based on a theme by Palestrina and a free composition for symphony orchestra.
“Tribute and Knowledge” Touring Europe, 2012- World renowned Mexican pianist Alejandro Vela is Touring Europe playing music from various composers including “Tribute and Knowledge,” cities include Prague, Vienna, Budapest and Berlin.

“Contextos” for Symphony Orchestra Toured Mexico and Guadalajara. 2011- “Contextos” toured DF and Guadalajara and was featured in the program “Beyond Boarders” by the Jalisco Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Eduardo Sanchez-Zuber and Leonardo Gasparini.

Selected Piece at the International Forum of New Music Manuel Enriquez XXXIII, 2011 – Contest in which around 7,000 pieces for various ensembles are submitted worldwide and around 30-40 are selected as winners. In this edition “Contexts” for Symphonic Orchestra was selected.

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Education

Private tutoring with Maestro Vincent Carver (The London College of Music) Mexico City, Mexico – Contemporary Composition Techniques, 2010

Centro de Investigación y Estudios de la Música CIEM (Centre for Musical Studies and Investigation)
Mexico City, Mexico – Bachelor in musical composition with merits, 2008
Studied with Donatoni’s student Victor Rasgado

The Trinity College of Music (certification)
London, UK- Amus in music theory, highest score worldwide for examination period May 2007

The Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music (certification)
London, UK- 8th grade in music theory passed with merit 2006

Vocal instruction with maestros Brett Manning, Gary Catona and Seth Riggs
Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN, 2005-2009
These coaches have worked with the likes of Sting, Andrea Bocceli, Witney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Josh Groban, Mark Kibble from Take 6, Shakira, Lenny Kravitz, among others.