Former Priory student Stuart Bramwell, 18, from Shrewsbury, has been given the opportunity of a lifetime working for the renowned LA composer and music producer, Mark Portmann, as his Assistant.
Mark Portmann’s music has been heard all over the world – working with artists such as Christina Aguilera, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Ariana Grande, and film stars including Tom Cruise. He’s received nine Grammy nominations and 10 writer ASCAP/BMI awards and has worked with the London Symphony Orchestra, The Hollywood Recording Orchestra and has also been the Director of music at the Lincoln Centre, New York.
On getting the position with Mark, Stuart said: “It’s a massive milestone for me and I am learning an awful lot from it. The work has to be industry-standard and it’s a real eye opener for me. I help Mark with his workload and the samples I work on with him form the basis of music for films and trailers amongst other media, much of which I can’t reveal as they haven’t been released yet!”
Stuart is a budding film music composer himself and has written music for an animated commercial for international company Seametrix as well as documentaries and a short film that hasn’t been released yet. He is a talented violinist and writes and records his own live violin pieces which he works into the samples of music.