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Juliet Merchant is an international award winning pianist and composer for film and TV who is known for her work writing scores for Soviet silent films with Klassiki. Amongst her repertoire is the collaboration with BAFTA winning director Gerry Fox for the documentary of world renowned ballerina Natalie Osipova in Force of Nature: Natalia and The House on the Volcano by Amy Bek-Nazaryan, which has been recently recorded by the Public Radio of Armenia with members of the Komitas State Conservatory orchestra and will be premiered at the Golden Apricot International Film Festival. The score has received an "outstanding" review by Peter Bradshaw from The Guardian.
She has performed and had her music displayed in venues all over the world including Curzon Cinemas, Institut Français, National Centre of Cinema of Armenia, Vigevano, The Arnolfini and The Harrison Arts Centre. She has won multiple awards including prizes at The International Music Festival in Blackheath 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.
Juliet has been working with the IFMCA and Cinematic Sound Radio to promote minority representation in the music industry. She has worked in collaboration with Debbie Wiseman and Rachel Portman to unveil the problems surround inequality and counter discrimination by supporting other female musicians.
Her compositions are comprised of unconventional 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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