Austin Wintory

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Austin Wintory


Austin Wintory (b. 9 September 1984, Denver, Colo.) is an American composer for film and video games.

Austin Wintory started learning piano when he was ten years old, after he was introduced to composer Jerry Goldsmith by his teacher. By the age of sixteen, Wintory started writing for and conducting the Cherry Creek High School Orchestra during their performances of the Spirit of the Cosmos pieces. Two years later, at the age of eighteen, Wintory conducted the Utah Symphony during its recording of Cosmos, which became one of his most popular projects, although he refers to it as "atrocious garbage".

Since 2003, Wintory has composed over three hundred musical scores. He is known for scoring the video games Flow and Journey, which made history as the only video game soundtrack to be nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media.

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