IGF Excellence in Audio award-winning composer Pedro Macedo Camacho writes and orchestrates music for films and video games.
His successful and solid classical composition background, excellent synthesis/electronica skills and Jazz experience gave an unique and distinctive sound to his numerous cinematic projects like Vampyre Story series (Autumn Moon Entertainment), the top-selling Audiosurf (Steam), Sacred 2 (Ascaron), Fury (Codemasters), among others.
Pedro Camacho started learning composition with the talented Argentinean maestro and composer Roberto PÃ©rez in his home city Conservatoire.
After two years he moved to Lisbon where he continued his studies in the National Conservatoire in Lisbon for another four rewarding years with one the best composers and teachers in Portugal, Eurico Carrapatoso.
Under Eurico Carrapatoso guidance, Pedro got A+ classification every year, becoming one of the extremely rare students ever to achieve this score in the entire Conservatoire''s history (since 1835).
As a pianist he started with the Croatian teacher and musicologist, Robert Andres, and then with the Portuguese teacher, Melina Rebelo. He got an A in the final exam in Lisbon. Also Pedro was one of the very few students to finish the eight years learning program adopted in Portugal for musical theory and ear practice in just four.
Composing is an important part of Pedro''s life since he was ten years old, when he started composing short musical pieces on the vintage OctaMED program, a tracker for Amiga 500.
Side by side with this classical learning process, Pedro continuously learned Jazz Theory, Composition and Piano with the pianist Jorge Borges and other jazz masters, like Pedro Moreira, , in the most famous Portuguese Jazz School, "Hot Clube Portugal".