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Helmut Calabrese


New York, NY Music Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator
New York, NY Music Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator
New York, NY Music Composer, Arranger and Orchestrator

Helmut Calabrese


(732) 691-6944

Located in Toms River servicing Toms River, New York, NY, Newark

The Film Music of Helmut Calabrese

Helmut Calabrese, Ph.D., is an award-winning composer offering music composing, orchestrating, and arranging services for all genres of film, TV, and media. Dr. Calabrese specializes in neo-romantic, eclectic, and modernist styles of composition, achieving the highest standards of art in film, television, and concert music. His most notable works include two feature films and many short films, including Il Gioco È Fatto?, Kakuri, and Caretaker.

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A Long History of Music Composition

Dr. Helmut Calabrese is a prolific music composer with decades of formal music training to his name. Having begun his musical education at age ten, Helmut went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Composition from the University of the Arts and a Doctor of Philosophy in Composition from New York University. He furthered his mastery of composition with film scoring training under film professor and composer Michael Rendish from the Berkley College of Music. He founded his music publishing business, Calabrese Brothers Music Company, in 2003 and has traveled the globe composing orchestra and film music ever since.

Dr. Calabrese is a man of many talents with experience in every aspect of music composition. He has been a concert music composer since 1977, an orchestrator and arranger since 1980, a music publisher since 2003, and a television and film composer and copyist since 2006. With advanced knowledge of computer software such as Logic Pro, Dr. Calabrese is able to produce electronic soundtrack recordings and professionally engraved music manuscripts.

Collaborative Film Orchestrator

Dr. Calabrese’s talent for film and television score composition is enhanced by his innate collaborative spirit. The film producer/director Richard Thrift has said, “Helmut is not only talented but extremely helpful in working out the creative process in understanding your vision and producing work that is second to none.”

Music and Film industry author Michael Redman said, “Rarely do I meet someone with a sense of what music a film needs and is as easy to work with as Helmut.”

Founder/CEO at Bentley Records, Luca Dayz, said, “Dr. Helmut Calabrese is a top professional. I had the pleasure of working with him on the composition of a record titled Teddy Bear for Ukrainian superstar Tina Karol. Helmut did absolute justice to the song and made a beautiful arrangement. I look forward to doing more work with him in the future!”.

Helmut has an unparalleled capacity to pinpoint a director’s vision and create a score that embodies complex emotion, subtleties, and nuances.

International Film and Television Composer

Dr. Helmut Calabrese currently operates from his home base in New Jersey but frequently travels worldwide for his three primary areas of practice:

  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Orchestrator

Dr. Calabrese holds many international awards, some of which include:

  • 2011 Terra di Sienna Film Festival, Best First Work
  • 2012 Garden State Film Festival, Best Traditional Music Award
  • ASCAPLUS Awards

If you are interested in hiring the services of a film composer, arranger, or orchestrator, I invite all inquiries and look forward to hearing from you.

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