David Raiklen is a composer-producer-host. He was mentored by Oscar winner John Williams and Pulitzer Prize winner Mel Powel. Dr. Raiklen studied at USC and CalArts and later taught at those universities. He has worked for Fox, Sony, Disney, Sprint, Mattel, Warner Bros and PBS, plus many independent producers. Films he scored have starred Elliott Gould, Doug Jones, and Martin Sheen. David made the New York Film Critics Top Ten with the documentary Heist, the short list for an Academy Award® for Worth, and Mia, A Dancer’s Journey won the Emmy.
David Raiklen compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall. He is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club, where guests include Joshua Bell and John Williams; and is host and leader of The Academy of Scoring Arts seminars. David is currently producing and composing for Space Command, a series of epic adventures set in a hopeful future, and creating a Virtual Reality experience.
The Lights In The Forest Ensemble:
Bryan Pezzone Piano
Éru Matsumoto Cello
Rachel Mellis Flutes