Paul van Vulpen’s professional career started while still studying at Music Technology at the Faculty of Art, Music & Technology in Hilversum, the Netherlands. He was the first dutch composer to win the European Film Music Award in 2006. In 2007 he received his master degree, won first price at the soundtrack Cologne festival, founded his company AudioRally Music and recorded his first work, the short film ‘The Ladder’ with the WDR Rundfunk Orchester.
Paul worked on several large projects with Bob Zimmerman, and arranged and orchestrated works for Renger Koning, Gerry Arling and Yorick Goldewijk. Paul has experience in writing for both symphonic orchestra (e.g. for the WDR Rundfunk Orchester as well as jazz orchestra (e.g. for the Metropole Orchestra).
1st place winner of European Film Music Award 2006, Category “Best Filmscore”
finalist European Film Music Award 2005, Category “Best Filmscore”
Selected for Berlinale Talent Campus 2009
Works broadcasted on Radio 4 NL, RTL & WDR Radio.
Works performed at Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Funkhaus Cologne, Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam, De Doelen Rotterdam.
Works performed by Metropole Orchestra, WDR Rundfunk Orchestra, Het Gelders Orkest, Residentie Orkest
award-winning projects Paul wrote the music for
Dutch game Award 2010, Category “Best serious game” & IPON Award 2010 & RVU HKU media price 2007 – Mijn naam is Haas (role: composer)
TENT Academy Award 2005, Jury Prijs Nederlands Online Filmfestival 2006, Best animation “where is the love? festival Bucharest 2006, Olijf prijs voor jong talent Artolive 2005”: animation “The Washing Machine” by Douwe Dijkstra. (role: music composer).
1st runner-up for Best Action Sequence among the martial arts shorts during the 2010 Action on Film International Film Festival: “Unsecured Loan II” by Juliane Block (role: music composer)