Composer of the award winning feature films “Peace by Chocolate” and “Botero”, David Bertok writes for film, TV and the concert hall. After graduating from music college in Germany, David enjoyed a busy career as a live musician touring Europe with progressive rock bands opening for acts such as Scorpions and Saga. His band, Subsignal, reached the German album charts twice during his tenure as keyboarder, songwriter, lyricist and producer.
In 2012, he relocated to Los Angeles on a Fulbright Scholarship admitted to the famed Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program at USC. David’s robust orchestral themes and distinctive melodic approach can be heard on Netflix’s “Chef’s Table” and “Home Game”, as well as Amazon’s “Brittany Runs a Marathon” and “For the Love of George”, just to name a few.
David’s musicography extends to songwriting, producing and more. He has lent his orchestration skills to the 2018 Deadmau5 release of “Where’s the Drop?”, arranging for 2018 “America’s Got Talent” Semi Finalists Angel City Chorale, collaborating with German Idol winner Marie Wegener and scoring a 60 minute symphonic orchestra work for the art installation “Stranger-Mankind” debuting in Munich in 2022.
Whether scoring for a full orchestra or creating an intimate piece with a single piano, David has the spectral ability to tap into a project’s soul and lift it off the screen into your memory. Recent projects include the feature film “Peace by Chocolate”, which premiered at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and the documentary “Botero” brilliantly highlighting the life and works of legendary Columbian artist Fernando Botero.
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