The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra

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The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra (EFMO) was founded in 2010 as a new orchestra specializing in the performance of film and TV music.  Yati Durant is the Musical Director and Principal Conductor.

The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra main purpose is to expand the awareness of film music as a musical genre.  The intention of the orchestra is to perform film music in all facets of public performance:  in concert, in the studio and live to film (silent film music).  A special focus of the orchestra is in the performance of newer and lesser-known works by both established (or famous) and emerging film music composers.

The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra has recorded and performed at major festivals and venues from approx. 40 internationally renowned film music composers, including specially arranged works from Jeff Rona, Austin Wintory, Vincent Diamante, Jessica Curry, Simon and Andrew Hale, Robert Holmes and many others. Additionally, the EFMO has performed many classic and lesser-known (but amazing) film music scores such as Wojciech Kilar’s score to Coppola’s Dracula and The Ninth Gate, Zbigniew Preisner’s score to Kieslawski’s Red, White and Blue, Joe Hisaishi’s scores to Ghibli’s masterpieces, including My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away, and of course, Yati Durant’s original scores to Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin, to K. Martin’s Von Morgens bis Mitternachts and the score to Lubitsch’s Lady Windermere’s Fan.

For more information about the EFMO , please contact Yati Durant here. The orchestra is active and eager to develop new projects.