Guy Cuyvers

a unique blend of versatility, skill and personality

symphonic music for film, television and more

Audio

Opening

Epic

Full Sail

Epic

Sea Power

War

Vasco da Gama Theme

Romance

The Ocean Age

Action

Iguaçu Falls

Nature

Desolation

Drama

Oriental Visions

Ethnic

Tiptoe for Mouse And Hippopotamus
(Virtual Orchestra)

Disney

Reflections

Epic

Origins

Epic

Setting Sail (Opening Tease)

Majestic

Voyage of the Dragon

Oriental

Sagres At Sea

Fantasy

Trapped
(Virtual Orchestra)

Suspense

I'm With You

Sentimental

Mythic
(Virtual Orchestra)

War Game

Unless noted all music is recorded and performed by real orchestra.

Bio

No composer has garnered such phenomenal worldwide critical acclaim at the earliest stages of his career since John Williams. The Hollywood Reporter, Washington Post, Universal Music and Music from the Movies are just some of the entities that have praised the quality and versatility of Guy’s scores.

After majoring at the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Antwerp (Belgium) he was awarded a graduate assistantship by The American University of Washington D.C. where he followed the M.A. Program. During the 1980s, Guy pursued a career as a classical guitarist, eventually developing a reputation as "undoubtedly one of the world’s best classical guitarists."

During the mid-1990s Guy began composing film music, receiving commissions for several American productions. His music for the short film Sea Fever was followed by scores for the widely acclaimed international co-productions Into the Rising Sun and Setting Sail as well as the award-winning Sea Power – Beyond the Horizon. Each soundtrack received universal praise not only in the international press, but from commissioning producers and broadcasters as well (see Reviews). In 2009 Guy executed his first commission for Warner Bros, writing the main part of the score for Lauras Stern 2. He succeeded Hans Zimmer, who wrote the main part for the first movie. Many commissions followed soon, as well for symphonic orchestra as for symphonic wind band.

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Reviews

"Unlike the sun, a talent like Guy Guyvers rises only once every ten years."
Luc Standaert, Universal Music Publishing
(De Morgen)


"A Highly recommended score, very much in the style of John Barry, James Horner, Basil Poledouris and John Williams."
Buysoundtrack.com
In regards to: Setting Sail


"A stunning soundtrack. Beautifully orchestrated."
The Washington Post
In regards to: Into the Rising Sun


"A richly evocative musical score."
The Hollywood Reporter
In regards to: Into the Rising Sun


"The score for 'Setting Sail' is a measured balance between awe and magnificence."
Music from the Movies

"It's the composer's mastery of the orchestra that shines through each cue."
Music from the Movies
In regards to: Setting Sail


"An astounding piece of music that lies somewhere between John Barry and Richard Wagner."
Music from the Movies
In regards to: Sea Power


"The music of Guy Cuyvers is wonderfully diverse, yet the score has a comforting thread of continuity. This is a score for all those who enjoy serious film music."
Music from the Movies
In regards to: Into the Rising Sun


"Fabulous stuff!"
Film Music Bulletin


Reviews From The Web


CD's

SettingSail
iTunesSettingSail
GooglePlaySettingSail
SpotifySettingSail
SeaSuites
iTunesSeaSuites
GooglePlaySettingSail
SpotifySeaSuites
IntoTheRisingSun
MoveMe
Lunes
iTunesLunes
Cadence

Buy at CDBaby

AMO

For more examples go to AUDIO for selected examples.

Books

Click on covers for more information and/or to buy.

Compositions for GUITAR SOLO


Compositions for GUITAR ENSEMBLE


Compositions for SYMPHONIC WIND BAND


Compositions for BRASS QUINTET


Compositions for MANDOLIN ORCHESTRA


Compositions for PIANO SOLO

The Guitarist

“His talent as a soloist rates very high”. Angel Romero (01/10/1987)

Guy Cuyvers studied classical guitar with Victor Van Puyenbroeck at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerp and subsequently took private lessons with Angel Romero. Awards and recognition soon followed. He was laureate in a masterclass given by José Thomas in 1984 and finalist in Belgian national television’s Tenuto competition one year later.

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In the Belgian pavilion on the World Expo of Sevilla, 1992

During the 1980’s and 1990’s Guy Cuyvers wrote many arrangements for guitar and guitar duo. In 1996 Cadence, his first CD, was released. Highly acclaimed, the record contained several new arrangements of classical masterpieces, among them the first adaptation for classical guitar of Pachelbel’s Canon.

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A year later Pablo’s Friends, a book with new compositions for classical guitar students was published. During the following years additional books and compositions were published by Metropolis Music Publishers.

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Guy Cuyvers and Angel Romero in Frankfurt, 1985

Video

The Ocean Age (from Sea Power)
Performed by VUB Orchestra
Conducted by Guy Cuyvers


De Gedachten Zijn Vrij
Performed by VUB Orchestra
Conducted by Guy Cuyvers / Jurgen Wayenberg


Triptych for april 5th (Three Hymns for War Victims)
Conducted by Hans Vercauteren


Sea Fever
Guy's first film score (1995)


Lauras Stern
Guy’s synthesiser demo for the Warner Brother’s animation film


Belgacom
TV Promo video for Belgacom Internet


Miramar
Performed by Guitar Orchestra Cuerda
Conducted by Guy Cuyvers


Guitar performance on ATV


Veinte años
Performed by Lunes


Toda Una Vida
Performed by Lunes

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Archives


interviews with guy cuyvers

Interview: Scoring in Cubase with Guy Cuyvers. (ENG)

Contact

If you want to know more about Guy Cuyvers or his projects, feel free to contact!


Tel: +32(3)4498890
Mobile: +32(0)495 680361

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