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Nick Montopoli Austin, United States

Composer and music/sound designer for film, TV, and games. Clients/credits/features: NPR, BBC, Netflix, Wisconsin State Journal, and many more. Specialize in orchestral strings and electronics - wide variety of styles possible!

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Hailed by the Washington Post as a performer with "no-fail agility," Nick Montopoli is one of the most versatile musicians in the Austin area, with composition, performance, and session experience over a wide range of genres and instruments.

As a composer, Nick’s work includes both concert and media music. Nick's score for the short film I'm Still Here was awarded First Prize at the 2020 California Independent Film Festival. His compositions have been featured on NPR, and at conferences and festivals nationwide. He records, arranges, and produces from his home studio in Austin, where he has collaborated on hundreds of recordings with artists from over 30 countries. Nick also works in the studio of acclaimed composer Graham Reynolds, where he participated on scores for feature films and releases for major networks including Netflix and the BBC.

Nick is a founding member of Invoke, a folk-infused quartet whose repertoire features original compositions by the group and works by exciting young American composers. Invoke won First Prize at the 2018 M-Prize and Coltman competitions, and at the 2015 Savvy Musician in ACTION competition. The group has been selected as Young Professional String Quartet in Residence at the University of Texas and Artists in Residence at Strathmore, and has held residency positions at institutions around the country.