Vicente Ortiz Gimeno started his musical studies with his father and mentor, Vicente Ortiz Diago. He attended Vall d’Uixó Conservatory and Castellón Conservatory, where he graduated in 2009 in clarinet performance, studying with Santiago Pérez. He is a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, after studying film scoring and conducting, thanks to a full-ride scholarship by SGAE. Vicente has worked in more than 40 projects in the film and TV industry in Spain and USA, highlighting his scores for the Spanish TV mini-series “Lo que escondían sus ojos” and the action comedy film “Cuerpo de élite”. He has written additional music for the feature films “Un gallo con muchos huevos”, “Pequeños Héroes”, “The Rezort” and PBS-produced biopics about John F. Kennedy and Walt Disney, among others. He has worked as orchestrator for feature films like “Tadeo Jones 2”, “Black Snow”, “Misconduct”, “Hunter’s Prayer”, “Pancho, el perro millonario”, “La vida inesperada”, “Teresa”, among many others. After graduating from Berklee, Vicente moved to Los Angeles where he worked in the teams of composers William Ross, Joel Goodman, Andrea Morricone and Heitor Pereira, as well as working remotely for composers Federico Jusid, Lucio Godoy and Zacarías M. de la Riva. His compositions have received several awards, like “Ciutat de Llíria” (Valencia, Spain), “Miguel Hernández” Composition Award (Badajoz, Spain), ASCAP Foundation’s “Steve Kaplan Award” (after taking part in ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Los Angeles) and “Concorso di Corciano” (Italy). Vicente studied orchestral conducting with Francisco Noya and George Monseur at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and took part in the UCLA’s (University of California, Los Angeles) Wind Conducting Workshop with Travis Cross and Michael Haithcock. He attended several conducting workshops with Enrique García Asensio and Bernardo Adam Ferrero. During his time in Boston, he was assistant conductor of the Berklee Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Berklee Society of Composers Orchestra. He has conducted recording sessions and concerts with the Hollywood Studio Orchestra, Los Angeles Symphonic Winds, Orquesta del Festival de música de cámara de Castellón and Orquesta de Extremadura in halls like Berklee Performance Center, Jordan Hall and recording stages like “The Bridge”, 20th Century Fox’s Newman Scoring Stage and WGBH Studios in Boston.
“Digital has almost killed and then resurrected the music industry. Having lived through the digital revolution of the music business and seen the efforts it has taken the industry to adapt, and yet managed to reestablish itself, is something I love to share. To evolve in the modern music business one needs to be fully capable of understanding and using the existing—and mostly free!—tools to help artists and marketers to achieve the most for a given release. I will show the students the possibilities digital has created and make sure they have the know-how, confidence, critical thinking, and spontaneity needed for a successful campaign. At the same time, it’s important for me to prove that digital is exciting and can readily be used to enhance creativity and to reach your pre-set goals. Music is passion, music is inspiring, music is fun, and so should be the marketing of it.”