from Vancouver BC
Instruments: Piano/Keyboards, Composition/Songwriting, Conductor details
Contact DetailsNeil Weisensel
Neil Weisensel is a Vancouver-based composer, performer and music producer. He has composed music for feature film and for television networks such as the CBC, Bravo!, TSN, W Network, and CTV Sportsnet. He is equally at home composing for the theatre, concert hall, and for opera, and dance. Internationally, he has produced music for large-scale multi-media installations such as the German pavilion at Expo 2000 in Hanover, Germany. Also in 2000 he garnered a Genie nomination in the Best Song category for work on the theme music to the feature film Here's To Life, which he co-wrote with Michael Bublé.
In addition to his commercial work, Mr. Weisensel has written five operas which have been performed nation-wide, as well as works for orchestra, songs, a musical, chamber and choral music, gospel and world music, and music for big band. He has received grants, awards and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (U.S.), the Canada Council for the Arts, and the Manitoba and British Columbia Arts Councils, among others. His compositions and arrangements have been performed by Opera Lyra Ottawa, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Vancouver New Music, the Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, the Vancouver Philharmonic Orchestra, Edmonton Opera, Vancouver Opera, and the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra. Neil is Minister of Music at Canadian Memorial United Church and Centre for Peace in Vancouver.