Milen Petzelt-Sorace

Milen Petzelt-Sorace is a freelance composer from Toronto, Ontario.   He began his musical studies by playing the Violin at the age of 12, and soon found his interest leaning towards the music used in film, video games, and television. 

At 16 he began taking private composition lessons with University of Toronto alumni David Stone alongside his violin studies, and was given leadership roles through out his high school career including the position of Orchestral Concert Master, as well as writing music for original school productions.  

He continued his compositional studies at York University where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Special Honours in Music.  During his time at York, Milen also wrote large orchestral arrangements outside of his academic studies for the student driven ‘Media Music Concert’ orchestra, where he was also offered the administrative position of Orchestra Manager and Concert Master.  

Today, Milen is a working composer based out of his hometown of  Toronto, and has accumulated credits across multiple media outlets such feature film (Tower of Silence), short film (Case of the Massey Bodice Ripping), and web series (The Village Green).   Outside the screen, Milen also continues to write for the concert stage and theatre productions.  He was awarded first prize at songSLAM Toronto 2019 for his artsong "He Holds Her In His Arms", set to the text of renowned Canadian librettist Eugene Benson.   In addition to composing, Milen arranges music for pop, alternative, and rock artists including Juno-Award winning Canadian rock-band ‘Protest the Hero’, whose album Pacific Myth featured orchestral arrangements by Milen and went on to be nominated for a Juno-Award. 

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