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"Amanda is a perfectionist and has a very rare special musical imagination...she has a true talent for FILM SCORES and we loved collaborating with her. 


Her personality is exciting, thrilling and forward going, all these qualities come through her compositions!"

- Rosi Dusheva -


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Amanda Lee Falkenberg, an internationally acclaimed composer and pianist born in Australia, embarked on her musical journey as a ballet accompanist, notably with the Australian Ballet company in 2000. Her extensive repertoire of ballet compositions led to her acclaimed Moving With Music album series.


In 2003, Falkenberg's talent garnered recognition with the commissioning and premiere of her full-length orchestral ballet, Edge of the World, performed by the International Barossa Music Festival Orchestra alongside the prestigious Leigh Warren and Dancers, earning accolades from the national press. 

Driven by her passion for visual storytelling, Falkenberg transitioned into composing for diverse mediums, crafting evocative scores for film, TV, stage plays, documentaries, and feature films. Noteworthy among her works is the cinematic soundtrack for the adaptation of Wilfred Thesiger’s Arabian Sands.

In 2017, Falkenberg premiered her orchestral suite Sea Trilogy at the London Film Music Orchestra's Gala Concert, and completed her Arabian-inspired concerto, Crossing of the Crescent Moon. These successes paved the way for her ambitious project, THE MOONS SYMPHONY.  

Through art and science THE MOONS SYMPHONY celebrates past, present, and future space missions after consulting with the world’s leading planetary scientists and astronauts. In 2018, the 7th movement accompanied the 50th anniversary Apollo 8 tribute video at the IMAX theatre at the Kennedy Space Centre.

Released on SIGNUM records in 2022, Marin Alsop lead the premiere recording with London Symphony Orchestra and London Voices and has captivated audiences and critics a like. THE MOONS SYMPHONY is nominated in the Art and Science category for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the year in Berlin 2023.

Choir and Organ Magazine lauded THE MOONS SYMPHONY as a groundbreaking choral symphony, praising Falkenberg's expertise in film composition and the unparalleled quality of the performance. It has been described by The Beauty of Space Art Authors Jon Reimer and Ron Miller as;

"…one of the most extraordinary achievements in space-inspired music, and perhaps the first to be accomplished in direct collaboration with astronomers and scientists”


Falkenberg has shared her creative process and scientific inspiration with esteemed institutions such as NASA/JPL, Caltech 2018, Lunar Planetary Science Congress Geneva 2019, London Science Museum, Imperial College, and Dubai Expo.


In 2023 she presented at the Paris Titan through Time workshop. In 2022, The Planetary Society radio featured THE MOONS SYMPHONY recording with scientists and conductor and in December, Falkenberg unveiled her educational initiative LUNAR (Learning Under New Artistic Regimes) at Imperial College London receiving enthusiastic support from both secondary school students and teachers.   

Falkenberg's outstanding contributions have earned numerous nominations and awards in esteemed international competitions, including the Great American Song Contest, Marvin Hamlisch Emerging Film Composer Contest, International Composition Competition in Italy, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and the Los Angeles Music Awards.

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