Gijs van Amelsvoort
Gijs van Amelsvoort (1990) is a film and television composer from the Netherlands. Gijs started out as a classical trained pianist, and studied music composition and production at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht, where he graduated in 2013. After working as an assistant-composer for Oliver Davis in London, he has been writing commissioned music for documentaries, short films, and advertising, as well as writing library music for several labels and publishers. In 2016 he co-founded the music & sound design company Foxhole Music.
His music has been serving as underscore for numerous TV programmes, varying from BBC docs from the NHU such as Grizzly Bear Cubs & Me, Earth's Great Rivers, and Planet Earth UK, all the way to populair TV shows like First Dates and Top Gear.
His work was nominated at i.a. the Soundtrack_Cologne European Talent Award in 2012, and in 2020 he won 2nd place at the GEMS ScoreLive competition, being judged by i.a. Gary Schyman, Pete Anthony, and Christopher Young.