Sylvia Filus

(born in Poland, resident in Paris), composer. She has received the Advanced Level Diploma of Film Music Composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris and the Advanced Level Diploma of Orchestration, first prize at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. In order to complete her musical education, she followed the two year conducting program lead by prof. Adrian McDonnell at the Conservatoire Frédéric Chopin in Paris and composition master-classes with Milosz Magin and Michel Merlet. Sylvia Filus has composed music for different ensembles, from chamber music to symphonic orchestra and for several movies. In 2008, at the request of the Pomeranian Society Musica Sacra and the Chamber Orchestra of Gdynia, Sinfonietta Nordica, she wrote the Cycle of 3 Melodies for mezzo-soprano, baritone, and orchestra. In 2010 she was commissioned by the Polish Strauss Society to commemorate Chopin’s 2000 Anniversary and wrote Fantasia in “salt” minor. During the same year, she was honored with the Trophy of Women‘s Success by the Association France-Euro-Méditerranée. She also became finalist of the competition International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition awarded by the National Academy of Music. In 2011 Sylvia Filus was invited to take part in the SACEM Jury for film music prize in short movies during the film Premier Plans festival in Angers and has composed music for her first feature film Le Bout du monde (The End of the World) by the Moroccan filmmaker Hakim Noury. She was also commissioned to compose music for two silent movies Danseur de jazz (feature) and Troppo Bello! (short) by Lobster Films and SACEM for the european film collection online Europa Film Treasures. In 2013 Sylvia Filus was been awarded in the International Composition Competition Artistes en herbe in Luxembourg.
Selected works: Troppo Bello !, for symphonic orchestra, silent short, 2011; Le Bout du monde (The End of the World), for piano and string orchestra, feature, 2011; Le Danseur de jazz (The Jazz Dancer), original title: El Negro que ténia el alma blanca, for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussions, silent feature, 2011; Fantaisie en “sel” mineur (Fantasia in salt minor) for symphonic orchestra with piano, first performace by the orchestra Obligato at the Symphonic Chopin concert in the Salt Mine of Wieliczka (near Cracow), 2010; La Course (The Race), for narrator and piano, 2010; Cycle of 3 Melodies for mezzo-soprano, baritone and orchestra on Zbigniew Herbert poems, first performance, the festival The Music of Words in Gdynia (Poland) 2008.
Records (CDs): Romantic, 2008; Seasons of Souvenir, 2011; Sylvia Filus - Musique de film, musique de concert (Sylvia Filus - Film Music, concert music), 2012
Publications: Images en musique (Pictures in Music), 8 miniatures for piano, Armiane, 2004; Invitation à danser (Invitation to Dance), for cello and piano, in the learning cello book “Nous jouons du violoncelle” (We Play Cello) by Barbara Marcinkowska, Armiane, 2009; Promenade dans la forêt (Walking in the Forest), for cello and piano, in the collection “Violoncelle mon ami” (Cello My Friend) by Barbara Marcinkowska – Armiane 2010.

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