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September 16, 2021

New interview with Voyage LA about my creative journey:

http://voyagela.com/interview/conversations-with-david-bertok/

June 17, 2021

After its Tribeca premiere, “Peace By Chocolate” is continuing
its festival run, to festivals worldwide. More info can be found here:

www.peacebychocolatefilm.com

May 03rd, 2021

“Peace By Chocolate” got into Tribeca Film Festival,
one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world.

For more info visit:

https://tribecafilm.com/films/peace-by-chocolate-2021

March 31, 2021

My track “Hope Springs Eternal” for ICON Trailer Music / Universal Production Music is out now:

https://www.universalproductionmusic.com/de-de/discover/albums/26885/awake

March 08th, 2021

“Split Second” – directed by Julianne Donelle and written by Tiziana Giammarino is getting some wonderful press:

https://www.ukfilmreview.co.uk/post/split-second-short-film-review

https://www.indieshortsmag.com/reviews/2020/10/split-second-a-sensitive-portrayal-of-survivors-guilt/

December 15th, 2020

Scoring two short films for Heart Shaped Movies:

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11289244/?ref_=nm_flmg_com_1

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11182814/?ref_=nm_flmg_com_2

August 20th, 2020

Working on a documentary film about artist Dave Teplitzky. Produced by https://newtheorypictures.com/

June 30th, 2020 

Now available on Netflix: The TV Show “Home Game”. Watch the trailer here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HfDYujjuvM

I wrote music for episodes 2,3 and 7.

June 06th, 2020 

Working on a new feature film called “Peace By Chocolate” based on a true story about a family of refugees and chocolate.

May 18th, 2020 

My music piece “Botero Legacy” is airing in a 6-month campaign in the UK,
advertising BBC Shows like “Killing Eve”. Watch it here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2reAU6R10E

January 15th, 2020

Working on a new Netflix TV show currently titled Home Game about peculiar sports from all around the world.

November 15th, 2019

“Sound of Leaves” by The Arc of Light is released, enjoy on all platforms:
http://smarturl.it/taol-soundofleaves


September 20th, 2019

Release Day: Supernatural by The Arc of Light!
http://smarturl.it/supernatural-taol

August 30th, 2019

I contributed this track to ICON Trailer Music’s latest orchestral album.
Recorded with FAMES Project Macedonia.

May 12th, 2019

Finished Arturo Vargas’ wonderful film “Rescatado”

April 19th, 2019

My score for “Botero” is now available everywhere – listen und buy here:

http://hyperurl.co/boterodavidbertok

March 06th, 2019

A had the pleasure of scoring this wonderful short film

https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/584287/brothers/

January 12th, 2019

Recording full orchestra for the Stranger project

https://stranger.org/

January 05th, 2019

Botero premieres at the Palm Springs Film Festival

https://www.psfilmfest.org/2019-ps-film-festival/film-finder/botero

November 07th, 2018

Finished scoring Jonathan Keijser’s heartwarming film “Brothers”.

August 12th, 2018

Finished the score for a wonderful feature documentary about the painter Botero.

April 18th, 2018

I wrote additional music on the Netflix TV show “Chef’s Table” – episode “Goldfarb”.

March 30th, 2018

I had the pleasure of working on this orchestral deadmau5 album as arranger and pianist.

http://tidal.com/album/86024647

February 5th, 2018

Writing music for the third season of the TV show T@gged.

January 24th, 2018

Finished orchestration for the new “Fünf Freunde” movie.

November 1st, 2017

This wonderful short film by visionary filmmakers Ryan Ward and Mackenzie Leigh
featuring my original score is on PBS now! Enjoy!
http://www.pbs.org/indiefilms/shorts/beginning-was-water-and-sky/

Bio


Born in Bratislava, Slovakia, and raised in Munich, Germany by a lawyer and a mathematician, David immersed himself in all things music since childhood. While his roots are deep in classical piano, David toured Europe with progressive rock bands opening for acts such as Scorpions and Saga. His German college education in classical and jazz piano only strengthened his love for film scores and by 2012 he relocated to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Scholarship admitted to the famed Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program at USC.

Directly following the SMPTV program, David had the privilege of writing additional music and orchestrating for Disney Junior, HULU, Netflix, Amazon and for the popular German film series “Fünf Freunde”. His robust orchestral themes and distinctive melodic approach can also be heard on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” and “Home Game”, as well as Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon” and “The Wedding Invitation”, just to name a few.

Not just a film composer, David’s musicography extends to songwriting, producing and more. He has lent his orchestration skills to the 2018 Deadmau5 release of Where’s the Drop, arranging for 2018 America’s Got Talent Semi Finalists Angel City Chorale, collaborating with German Idol winner Marie Wegener and scoring a full symphonic orchestra work for the art installation “Stranger-Mankind” debuting in Munich in November 2021.

Whether scoring for a full orchestra or creating an intimate piece with a single piano, David has the spectral ability to tap into a project’s soul and lift it off the screen into your memory.

Recent projects include the feature film “Peace By Chocolate”, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and the documentary “Botero” brilliantly highlighting the life and works of legendary Columbian artist Fernando Botero.

(Photo Credits: Guido Karp for GKP.LA)

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