Meet Award Winner Film, TV and Multimedia Composer Chris Piorkowski – Magic Image Hollywood Magazine

Meet Award Winner Film, TV and Multimedia Composer Chris Piorkowski

MIHM-Tell us slightly bit about you, the place are you from and what impressed you to pursue a profession as a movie composer?  

CP-I’m award profitable Film, Tv and multimedia composer, artist. I’ve labored on numerous initiatives on the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, CA (now recording studio corridor of fame) and  scored over 50 Feature and Short Films in addition to many TV commercials. My music seems in film theaters all over the world additionally on movie trailers, ShowTime, PBS, and different community tv and many different multimedia initiatives.  

As a movie composer, I’ve had the privilege of sharing my music, and when it makes a distinction on this world, thats value dwelling for. Scoring to image is just not solely rewarding as a result of the photographs generate concepts however the administrators total imaginative and prescient permits me to assist the emotional facets of a movie by discovering the correct temper wanted and changing into a storyteller by way of music.

MIHM- How do you assume music can change the sensation in a film and how do you method that activity?  

CP- I like movie and the filmmaking course of, from studying a script to going to the filming location. This permits me to be a part of the story. I’m well-versed in conventional movie scoring and orchestration, but I additionally see the significance of involvement in a sonic growth as a sound sculptor, a sound designer, by providing the distinctive rating {that a} movie actually wants.  

MIHM- What do you consider John Williams?

CP- I believe that John Williams as a movie composer is a present from God and each movie composer in the present day and tomorrow ought to deeply research his composition, orchestration and arranging expertise.

MIHM- What are your prime 5 movie music scores?

CP-James Newtown Howard  Dave

James Newtown Howard  The Prince of Tides

Marc Shaiman The American President

John Debny Liar, Liar

Dave Grusin The Firm

MIHM-If you may work with someone you admire, movie star, politician, musician, chief or anyone else who wouldn’t it be and why?  

CP- If I may, I wish to stroll with Jesus by His facet and be taught from Him the best way to be a frontrunner and the best way to lead others. Also to know humanity in its complexity and human emotion by way of interactions with each other, develop wonderful relationships, and comply with His instance.

MIHM-Define what success means to you?

CP- The thrilling half is realizing that my contribution as a movie composer could have a long-lasting impression even when I’m not right here anymore. It will affect in addition to enrich the viewers expertise within the movie show. Sitting at my movie premiere and experiencing film as the general public views them for the primary time I’d describe as a fantastic accomplishment- success.  

MIHM-Who have been your largest mentors in your profession?

CP- Certainly my faculty professors throughout my training time.  

MIHM-What different initiatives are you engaged on proper now?

CP- I’m at present engaged on a global function documentary, The Burning Dancer, by Italian producer and director Alessandra Poli.  

MIHM-How can individuals attain you, do you’ve gotten social media, web site, and so forth.


E-mail: [email protected]: (310) 597.1455

A True Love Story
My Commitment

Shattered by tragedy, a younger {couples} love is put to the check as they battle a silent, however relentless killer within the type of most cancers for practically twenty years. We discovered from the guide of JOB that irrespective of how laborious issues get, we should not waver, we should endure and stand quick. But what occurs to our religion when tragedy strike?

Lisa Merle Piorkowski was a gorgeous, proficient, and religious Christian from Denver, Colorado. She was so particular, the truth is, that she received the Miss Colorado title in 1984 and was later in Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.  She pursued an appearing profession and was forged on the TV sequence; Santa Barbara, Mark and Mindy and numerous TV commercials earlier than she pursued an appearing profession, on Broadway, in New York. After struggling, auditioning, and finding out the craft, Lisa as soon as once more didnt disappoint. She landed a number of the most spectacular roles in EVITA, Phantom of The Opera, Cinderella, forty second Street, Chorus Line and many others which took her on worldwide excursions and graced the theatrical phases in West Berlin.  

Chris Piorkowski, was a musical prodigy. At an early age, Chris wrote and carried out music higher than most of his grownup counterparts. His expertise took him on worldwide excursions the place he performed giant auditoriums of greater than three thousand seats. He carried out solo piano on the Palais des Congres de Paris France in entrance of 4000 individuals. In 1999 and now an grownup, this younger composer and jazz-classical pianist met Lisa, the now achieved singer and actress, who would someday change into his spouse and the love of his life. After they met in a church, Chris already had visions of a beautiful life with Lisa when tragedy struck.

Lisa was performing considered one of her Broadway exhibits on a West Berlin stage when she collapsed. It was an undetected mind tumor that despatched Lisa straight to surgical procedure. The mind tumor was virtually the dimensions of an egg. She was identified with Multiglioblastoma stage IV.  What adopted subsequent was the last word sacrifice. Chris may have simply walked away after the physician gave Lisa simply months to reside. Besides they havent even gone on a date but. He may have remained a buddy and verify in on her occasionally, however he didnt do this both. Instead, he visited her within the hospital daily, wrote her new songs and learn kids bible tales on the hospital MRI ready room performed and lifted her spirits till she acquired higher. Even as docs declared that she had solely a 12 months left to reside, later he requested her to marry him, totally realizing that she could not reside to go on their honeymoon on Crete Greece.  

They went to New York City to get married within the October twelfth 2000. Chris had the white limo picked them up and afterwards they took the black limo and he acquired a bottle of a Chateau Lafite because the limo adopted them strolling by the Brooklyn bridge holding fingers and watching the New York City Night skyline as in Carry Grant movie. It was magical, stunning and indescribable. The vitality was out of this world. They had been fortunately married with a robust bond of affection and dedication. They had been soulmates as described by pals and household. It was clear to them. Even the illness was so sturdy, their love and religion in God was a lot stronger. They realized that simply focusing on the drawback may be overwhelming, however taking a look at God their drawback grew to become small.

Their life  collectively by no means was and not using a day of battle and battle with the intention to enhance Lisas well being.  Chris have seen their pals moved on in life. getting married, have their very own kids and as in like a deja-vu life for Chris & Lisa stood nonetheless as had been on the mission not to surrender!

During the early mornings he took Lisa to numerous  appointments. As her situation was relative secure, her life was by no means regular. Lisa in all probability may solely be awake for 4 to max 5 hours earlier than she needed to take the drugs and fall asleep. Her life was a relentless battle. Fourteen years has handed till now and someday Chris known as her simply to easily verify on the telephone throughout the day as Lisa collapsed on the telephone having a serious seizure. She was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital the place it was discovered that the most cancers grew to become aggressive as ever, occupying 30% of her mind.

The battle was ON! once more because it was fifteen years in the past because the first main surgical procedure. The most cancers got here violently again and didnt wished to surrender.

Lisas laying in her mattress after couple days handed from the surgical procedure and she wished to go to the lavatory and Lisa mentioned: Hollywood glamour Stars dont do it of their mattress so, Chris took her out of the mattress and carried her to the lavatory.

So sturdy was their religion, that for the following nineteen and a half years, they refused to surrender. They refused to face down and be crushed by the sickness. It was a battle; it was a battle and there have been days when their resolve was put to the check. The monetary burden grew to become a cross too heavy to hold. Her single Avastin injection costed $15.000. They had been attacked and crushed down by life, however the love they’d for one another, and the Lord carried them by way of the tough occasions.  

Chris is an award-winning composer, artist, and educator. Completing his graduate research with a serious in Music Composition for Film and Multimedia, and holds the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) terminal diploma from Vermont College of Fine Arts. As a performer, pianist, and composer, Chris participated in a music efficiency for Pope John Paul II, performing solo piano on the Palais des Congres de Paris France with over three thousand guests current. He has additionally accompanied a number of notable opera and musical singers together with Melissa Swift-Sawyer, Anne Demougin, and Lisa Merle Piorkowski. In 1999 Chris was chosen, due to his excellent achievement in composition and association, to attain, produce and organize the Theme Song of The Boxing World Cup in Helsinki. In addition to his many composition initiatives, he was chosen as an orchestrator, composer, arranger and audio engineer for German Pop star and recording artist Guildo Horn (Eurovision Song Contest 89).

Chris labored on numerous initiatives on the legendary Sound City Studios in Los Angeles, CA (now recording studio corridor of fame). He scored over 50 Feature and Short Films in addition to many TV commercials. Hes music seems on ShowTime, TBN, PBS, and different community tv. Among many different movie trailers and multimedia initiatives, he composed music for Gene Roddenberry (Star Trek creator firm). The journey continues as Chris took Lisa throughout early mornings to numerous appointments on the UCLA medical heart in Westwood. He labored numerous hours at Sound City Studios on many initiatives into the nights to supply for Lisa. As the mind most cancers can’t be stooped by any kind of drugs or medical procedures, essentially the most tough query ever Chris needed to ask Lisa was: Where would you wish to be buried? This essentially the most horrible second realizing that theres nothing anybody may do anymore and change into helpless.

After practically twenty years of ups and downs, struggles, and victories, success and the agony of defeat, Lisas life lastly got here to an finish. She handed away nonetheless combating with Chris by her facet and the sacrifice Chris made, for the love of his life, didnt go unnoticed.  

Lisa handed away however left behind the reminiscence of her life. She left behind a lesson and an instance for generations to come back irrespective of how devastating life is, Gods grace is greater than sufficient to get us by way of. With religion constructed on a rock and not within the sand, with a comfortable coronary heart and sturdy dedication, Lisa was braveness personified.  

This unbelievable love story, religion, braveness dedication, and the last word sacrifice have to be instructed.


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