Penka Kouneva

Core Team Member/Editor

Composer for Film, Video games and TV at Penka Kouneva Studios

Game Developers Conference Advisory Board

Game & film composer of “exquisite talent” Penka Kouneva began her career in film/TV in 2000. She composed on PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN games (themes by Steve Jablonsky). Her solo composing credits include the indie features THE THIRD NAIL, MIDNIGHT MOVIE, PRIMROSE LANE and telefilms ICE SPIDERS, CHUPACABRA, NUCLEAR HURRICANE.   Recently, Penka scored the award-winning PS4 game Rollers of the Realm, H-Hour: World’s Elite on STEAM, the iOS games Intense Life, Galaxy, IronKill, Hades , VR rides and others.

Penka’s composition awards include: the SUNDANCE Composer Fellowship, two Ovation Awards, The Copland Award, Hollywood Music in Media Award, Square Enix Music Online, Independent Music Award. As an industry leader and mentor Penka is on the Advisory Board of Game Developers Conference, Advisor for the Sundance Institute, and Mentor for the LA Chapter of NARAS (Grammy’s). Her first orchestral album A WARRIOR’S ODYSSEY was released on Sumthing Else Music Works/Howlin’ Wolf. Her second orchestral cinematic album THE WOMAN ASTRONAUT was released on Varese Sarabande / Universal Music Group to 5-star reviews. 

Penka was also an orchestrator on the Matrix, Transformers, Pirates franchises, as a Lead orchestrator/soundtrack producer on Elysium, Ender’s Game, Need For Speed (films); and on World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, Gears of War 2, 3, Sims 3, Diablo III, Dragon Age II, Bloodborne, Overwatch (video games).  

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