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BIOGRAPHY

Davor Herceg is a composer and pianist, graduated from Zagreb Music Conservatory and Berklee College of Music.


He is writing music for movies and theater using the knowledge and experience gained from fifteen years of institutional music studying, complied with, till this day, continuous learning, individual or through numerous workshops and seminars. Playing piano in Croatian Opera House for five years, working as a piano professor in Conservatory, playing with Zagreb Philharmonics, and also with numerous bands with different styles, ranging from jazz, funk, electronic, ethno to rock music helped him to get the insight look to various musical genres which has made him desirable composer for movie, TV and theater directors. Till the end of 2017. he wrote music for eight amazing featured movies, great number of short movies, TV shows, documentaries, cartoons, and

hundreds of commercials. In theater, he has been working on more than sixty performances, varying from Checkoff's dramas to light-full Goldoni's comedies, from contemporary writers like Marius von Mayenburg and Roland Schimmelofennig to Miguel de Cervantes, and also the amazingly successful, acclaimed by the audience and the critics, children musicals by the books of Julia Donaldson ( The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo´s Child and Room on the broom -with more than four hundred performances ) to 2017 blockbuster musical inspired by Shakespeare's “Much ado about nothing”.

For his work, he has been rewarded with many national ( more than twenty state rewards for theater and movies, individual and as a part of a team ) and international ( nomination for Slovenian candidate for Oscars, rewards on Houston film festival 2016., best score for horror movie in St. Louis, 2017., two nominations and special acknowledgment on festival specialized for music in movies in Aubagne, France, and many more ) rewards.


In his free time, he is writing classical pieces for solo piano and string quartets, and is also a very passionate open water swimmer.


Awards

  • Best score in a feature film "Idyll", St. Louis, USA, 2016.

  • "Tandaruj" award for the best theatre show: Trio, 2016.

  • "Pod gladino/Buoyancy", Viktor award for the best movie, 2016.

  • Musical "Prevare", Best Slovenian comedy, SCF Ptuj2015.

  • "Seduce me", best movie SEEfest, Los Angeles, 2014.

  • "Panika", SFS movie festival, best movie, 2014.

  • Don Kihot: best performance at the Slovene Theatre Festival at Ptuj, 2008

  • Honeymoon – Best Adult Documentary of the Festival award at the 'New York Film and Video Festival', November 2006

  • Dvorišče – best cartoon award at the Slovene Film Festival, November 2006

  • Muca Copatarica – best choreography award at the International Kotor Festival, 2007

  • Žabe: International Festival ''Zlati Lev'' award at Umag, 2007

  • Egon: best documentary award at the International ''FF 600'' Festival, 2007

  • Lasje: Prešern's award for students (2008), Zlatolaska 2008 award for best film, screenplay and director

  • Naočnik in Očalnik na počitnicah: Zlata Paličica 2009 award for best performance