Gerrit Kinkel (born December 27, 1984) is an Austrian record producer, composer, recording engineer and performer.
Musical career and personal life:
Early life and education:
Gerrit grew up in the countryside of Vorarlberg, Austria. At the age of four, he began to play trumpet. A principal in the Austrian Army Band, he entered the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna at the age of nineteen as a classical performer and Tonmeister.
In 2007 he was awarded an international scholarship from Berklee College of Music in Boston. There he continued his studies as a music producer and composer and graduated "summa cum laude."
At the recommendation of his friend and mentor Al Schmitt, Gerrit chose to begin his professional career at Capitol Studios in Hollywood.
Later, Gerrit decided to open his own studio to support his independent producing and composing projects. In 2009, he was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on Chris Botti's "Live in Boston," which amongst many performers featured Sting, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Josh Groban & Yo-yo Ma. He received two Grammy honors in 2010 as part of Arturo Sandoval's "A Time for Love." and is nominated 4 times with Arturo's current record "Dear Diz - Everyday I Think Of You".
Gerrit started his production company Gerrit Kinkel Productions in 2009. The company specializes in advanced music creation for media and film as well as record production. Gerrit just finished an album for Glee star Matthew Morrison which was produced by Phil Ramone. He also collaborates regularly with vocal genius Tim Davis. Gerrit regularly works alongside Concord Records Partner, Producer and Drummer Gregg Field on a variety of upcoming albums. Gerrit Kinkel Productions has released a collection of original music and sound design titled "Trailer Suites and Toolkits - Volume 1", which has already been featured in campaigns for upcoming films by Paramount Pictures, Summit Entertainment, Warner Brothers, Lions Gate and others.
4 Grammy nominations - Arturo Sandoval "Dear Diz - Everyday I Think Of You" - 2012,
Grammy Award for "Best Instrumental Album" - Arturo Sandoval "A Time For Love" - 2010,
Grammy nomination for "Best Engineered Album" - Arturo Sandoval "A Time For Love" -2010 ,
Grammy nomination for "Best Instrumental Pop Album" - Chris Botti "Live in Boston" - 2009 ,
NARAS Award - 2009 ,
Berklee International Scholarship - 2007,
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