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Juliet Merchant is an international award winning pianist and composer who is known for her work writing scores for Soviet silent films with Klassiki. Her debut came after writing for BAFTA winning director Gerry Fox’s documentary “Force of Nature: Natalia”. Furthermore, she directed her score for “The House on the Volcano” by Amo Bek-Nazaryan with the Conservatory Orchestra of Armenia, which received an "outstanding" review by Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian and “an absolute triumph” by Fin Logie from Lossi 36.
She has performed and had her music displayed in venues all over the world including Curzon Cinemas, La Cinemateque Paris, Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival, Institut Français, National Centre of Cinema of Armenia, Vigevano, The Arnolfini, The Canyon Flats Video Wall Nevada and The Harrison Arts Centre. She is currently studying a Masters in Composition at Oxford University where she will be working with the Castilian Quartet and BBC choirs performing concerts at Christ Church, Jacqueline du Pre, Hollywell Music Hall and more of Oxford's world renowned venues next year. She has won multiple awards including prizes at The International Music Festival in Blackheath, Ealing Music Festival and The Vigevano Soundscape Competition. She is signed by the label EMI and Motus Music and has composed music for BBC, ITV and Paramount Pictures.
In addition, IFMCA and Cinematic Sound Radio have interviewed Juliet, Debbie Wiseman and Rachel Portman to unveil the problems surrounding gender discrimination and to counter inequality by promoting female artists. Her compositions are comprised of novel combinations of orchestral and electronic elements and are a subliminal commentary on the human psyche. She brandishes her vulnerability as a mirror of expression for others and therein creates an intense and provocative sound.
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