Sundance 2020 Composer Spotlight: Katya Mihailova
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Katya Mihailova is a composer for film and media based in New York City originally from Kyrgyzstan. She is a British Academy Television Craft Awards (BAFTA) 2018 Original Score Nominee and a Film Composer Fellow at the Sundance Institute. Katya’s recent projects include scores for a Libyan-British documentary Freedom Fields (2018), Peruvian narrative feature film The Restoration (2019), and the BBC investigative documentary Maids (2019). Among other notable past projects are scores to Born Free, a British-Russian documentary produced by twice-Oscar-nominated producer, Mike Lerner, for Channel 4 in Britain; Russian Woodpecker, a documentary by Chad Gracia that earned the Grand Jury prize at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival; Living Legend, a film by Alonso Llosa acquired by HBO. Katya is an accomplished pianist and a chamber musician. She holds a Masters Degree from the Manhattan School of Music in piano performance.