alexandre-desplatAlexandre Desplat will conduct the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra for the world premiere concert performance of his score for the animated hit film The Secret Life of Pets at this year’s Hollywood in Vienna gala on October 14, 2016 at the historic Vienna Concert Hall. As previously announced, the Academy Award-winning composer will receive the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award, presented by the City of Vienna. The event will also feature the concert world premieres of Desplat’s scores to ArgoJulie & JuliaLust, Caution and the song Still Dream from DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians (performed by German Pop and R&B singer Grace Capristro). For the performance of his Oscar-winning film music to The Grand Budapest Hotel, the Swiss yodeler of the soundtrack, Ruedi Roth, will perform together with his Yodeling-Group, joined by a Russian ensemble with Balalaikas, Mandolin Players, Russian Dancers, a Male Choir and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Derya Türkan, the original musician who performed the Kemenche for Desplat’s Oscar-nominated Argo score will perform together with a Viennese oriental ensemble. Other scores of the composer that will be performed at the concert include The Girl with the Pearl Earring, The Imitation Game, The Ghost Writer, Godzilla and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Desplat will also give a Master Class and participate in a Q+A during the International Film Music Symposium Vienna (FIMU Vienna) on October 13 & 14. Click here for more information about the event.