Film composer Performance designer
Amir Konjani (Ph.D.) is a composer, performance designer,
Situation maker, and instrument designer for specific films.
His works have been nominated and won many awards including the Ivors Composer Awards 2020, London Symphony Orchestra selected composer (Jerwood composer +), an Oscar in the 90th Academy Awards 2018 and he is a BAFTA Crew Participant.
The composer of Oscar winner movie 'The Silent Child', has worked with eminent musicians; such as David Alberman (Principal-London Symphony Orchestra), Grammy-nominated pianist Vicki Ray (LA Phil), Clark Rundell (Royal Liverpool Philharmonic ), Gregory Rose, Peter Manning (Royal Opera House), Christopher Rountree (LA Phil), harpist Sioned Williams (BBC Symphony Orchestra), violinist Darragh Morgan, Erika Duke-Kirkpatrick (CalArts), Anne LeBaron (CalArts), The Finzi Quartet, and the poet Ahmad Shamlou.
Amir secured commissions from London Symphony Orchestra, the BBC World Service, BBC News, British Museum, Royal Air Force Museum, CalArts, Ether Festival and others; his works have been performed at prestigious venues worldwide such as London’s South Bank, at the Ether Festival, Sound unbound, Ashleywood Festival, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Royal Academy of Music, Royal College of music, California institute of the arts, Royal Academy of music, Royal Northern College of music, the Fajr Music Festival, Aun Gallery, Mohsen Gallery and on television broadcasts and commercial CDs.
In 2019 his imaginative work for Soveida Harp, Kraken piano, and Kraken Cello received high critical acclaim along with LSO musicians at LSO St Luke's hall- London.
Amir has been awarded a full scholarship and gained his Ph.D. at the Royal Northern College of Music. His research relates to Performance Art, theatre, and Performativity. He also nominated for two Gold medals in composition and he was a composition lecturer at CalArts (US). Amir teaches composition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of music and dance.
The Soveida harp’s sound was first unveiled to the public in 2019, at a concert alongside the capital’s renowned orchestra, to critical acclaim. and Amir will reveal new pieces with this instrument at the 14th World Harp congress 2022 along with a virtuoso harpist.
Crew Participant 2020-2021
Gold Medal 2018
Gold Medal 2017
The Queen and the Prime Minister Theresa May congratulated the Oscar-winner movie achievement: The Silent Child!
"Effortlessly heart-tugging" - Los Angeles Times
"It’s beautiful and it’s a real little movie. I loved it” – The Hollywood Reporter
The movie delivers an emotional wallop that many features six times its length never achieve” – The New York Times