June 2017. My name is Valentin Genov, from Bulgaria. I am a BMI composer. My friends call me Valyo, so I chose Valyo Gennoff as my artist nickname.
I have been a musician since I was 7. I started my relationship with music playing the violin. In my teenage years I played in a chamber orchestra touring throughout the country. At high school, I started a rock band together with several boys from my class, where I played the bass and did some vocals. Both classical and rock music opened my mind wide and music became even greater part of my life. We made a number of songs but after finishing school everyone went their own way and we split. Some years later I started playing the bass in a Church band.
2014 was my actual start in writing cinematic music. I write mainly orchestral pieces, written with visual media in mind.
In 2016 I won 2nd place in the Indie Gathering International Film Scoring Competition among more than 150 composers from all over the world. Have a listen on my page Competitions.
At the end of 2016, I was offered by the EMI award winner Ray Szuch, to score his series Horror Hotel, starring Kristina Michelle, and shown on Action Channel, Retro TV across the USA and worldwide on ROKU.
In January 2017 I wrote a song for Johnny K. Wu's musical "Innerself." At the same time I started writing the film score for the documentary "Black Gold: The Trail to Standing Rock" which from February 2017 to June 2017 won 6 festival nominations - Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival and Writers' Celebration; Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival and Writers' Celebration 2017; Paris Art and Movie Awards, PAMA; Docs Without Borders Film Festival; Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards Festival; and American Tracks Music Awards. The film was directed by the multi award-winning film director Amy Leigh McCorkle.
In July 2017 I'm starting my work on a trailer for a future action drama directed again by Amy McCorkle. In September-October 2017 I hope I'll start scoring a feature drama.
Unique traits: Excellent team player; Delivers on time; Skills to emotionally mold characters and scenes;
Film (Action, Comedy and Musical) Composer Naive Ed trying to prove to everyone he's a great Kung Fu Master while learning through life that it is never black and white when being bullied.
The Coroner's Assistant
Television (Comedy and History) Composer The misadventures of enthusiastic and slightly naive medical student James Rigby in his position as an apprentice to Oliver Cross, an unconventional coroner in South London.
Black Gold: The Trail to Standing Rock
Film (Documentary) Composer The story behind the story of Standing Rock. Ripped from the headlines the story of what led to the largest and longest protest of its kind. When everyone is lying to everyone else who is left to tell the truth?
Television (Horror) Composer Do you love all things dark and disturbing? In the vein of Elvira, Horror Hotel features the new queen of the night, Lamia (Lay-me-uh), who will bring you the best horror movies you have yet to see. From independent horror films to classic black and whites, you'll find out more about the movies, the people involved in making them and all of their horrifying stories. Written by Reel TV Network
Award Winner - American Tracks Music Awards
Finalist - Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
Official Selection - Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival
Official Selection - Action on Film 13th Annual Film Festival
Official Selection - Paris Art and Movie Awards
Official Selection - Docs Without Borders Film Festival
2nd Place in 2016 Indie Gathering Scoring Competition