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Tonmeister trio up for American TV awards

Once again alumni from our famous Tonmeister course have been shortlisted for this year’s Emmy Awards which honour the best in US prime-time television.

Rael Jones, who graduated in Sound and Recording in 2004, has been nominated in the Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special category for his score to Suite Francaise, starring Michelle Williams, Kristen Scott Thomas and Sam Riley. The film is based on the Irène Némirovsky novels about the German occupation in France, with a stunning orchestral and piano score recorded and mixed at Abbey Road Studios.

Rael orchestrated and performed piano on the score, also appearing in the film as piano hand double for Bruno.

Nick Wollage, class of 1991, has been nominated in the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or Movie category for Sherlock: The Lying Detective, starring Benedict Cumberbatch. The title music for Sherlock was composed by another of our Tonmeisters and Visiting Professor, Michael Price in collaboration with David Arnold, for which they won an Emmy in 2014.

Finally, Sam OKell, who graduated in 2002, is up for the Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera) for his work on The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years.

This 2016 documentary film was directed by Ron Howard and focuses on The Beatles' from their performances at the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their final concert in San Francisco in 1966.

Good luck to all. The winners will be announced on 17 September.