Israel, what formal training do you have, including awards?
"My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Violin Performance from the University of Maryland in 2000, and a Bacelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Maryland in 2002."
I created the Miss DC’s Allyn Rose Personality Video for Miss America Pageant and ABC Studios amd was a NYC 48 Hour Film Festival, Grand Prize Winner."
What is your background in the area of music?
"My background includes 32 years as a concert and improvisional violinist. I studied with Jody Gatwood, Gerald Fischbach, Oliver Edel, Evelyn Elsing, performed with Yo-Yo Ma, R. Carlos Nakai, Third Day, Audio Adrenaline, Rebecca St. James, many more.
I received a full music scholarship to Catholic University of America and the University of Maryland, College Park Chamber and was a solo competition winner of Live Solo Premiere of Mendelssohn Violin Concerto at the Building Museum in Washington, DC with the Levine School Orchestra. Plus was part of a hour long solo graduation recital at the University of Maryland.
In addition, I have recording experience and am a chamber and solo competition winner, composed an Emmy nominated 'Melting Point' documentary score and others, including 'Avenger Girls vs. Evil Nerd' fantasy score, 'Desdichado' score – orchestral string score with fantasy elements, 'Despondent' score – 36 minute orchestral and solo instrumental score and former concert violinist with public performance/ recording experience."
What about your background or work as a composer?
"I have several credits as a composer, so I will just list them, and they include Emmy Nominated Melting Point documentary written to evoke Old World Viking and Eskimo cultural encounters using Greenlandic vocal libraries as inspiration, "Despondent" film, Successful Kickstarter campaign for DC Premiere at DC’s Premiere Movie Palace, The Uptown Theater on March 5 and a 36 minute orchestral and solo instrumental movie score, classical but electronic crime-thriller score with intense, beautiful string sections along with drama, suspense "Desdichado" film.
I was selected for The Set NYC film festival, February 2013 with orchestral string score with fantasy elements, brass, woodwind, percussion-grand, mournful, epic of this year (2014)."
What are some of your marketing and other skills?
"My work in marketing comes from marketing my own films. Some of my skills and projects include producer and filmmaker, composer and musician, project management, software and corporate technical and photographer in the areas of fashion and beauty, cinema and dramatic plus sports and editorial.
I have also marketed and produced independently a variety of elaborate photography shoots, advertising, portrait, commercial photographer of actors, models, athletes, celebrities with recent clients listed below.
Some of those clients are Chloe Dykstra, Lucasfilm, Na Vorro Bowman (San Francisco 49ers), Deadmau5 (musician), Peter Dobson (Forrest Gump), Sebastian Siegel (LOST) and Bill Marriott (Marriott Resorts and Hotels). To learn more about my work one can go to IDG Bio."
In summation, Groveman's rep offered the following:
"Israel David Groveman is intensely creative, passionate, and a deeply technical musician and composer in Los Angeles who recently wrote the score for an Emmy nominated documentary, along with scoring work for films and promotional videos released in NYC, L.A., and DC.
Groveman is an award-winning violinist with live improvisation, chamber music, and recording experiences, recently played violin onstage with Joseph Gordon-Levitt for hitRECord. He has recording space in L.A. with recording and mixing equipment and thousands of professional film score source tracks. He is a true renaissance, creative and looking for full time employment, collaboration, or composing opportunities."
Thank you Israel for sharing with us. Readers look forward to future articles on your many endeavors!
It looks like with Groveman's skills, training and experience he is more than qualified to be a part of many projects both in the worlds of entertainment and computer science.