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BMI Composer Alan Menken Receives Max Steiner Achievement Award in Vienna

Posted in News on October 4, 2022
(L-R) BMI’s Reema Iqbal with BMI composer Alan Menken at the Hollywood in Vienna gala.
(L-R) BMI’s Reema Iqbal with BMI composer Alan Menken at the Hollywood in Vienna gala.

Legendary composer Alan Menken was recently honored by Hollywood in Vienna, the annual film music gala, with the Max Steiner Achievement Award, a prestigious accolade which recognizes exceptional achievements in the art of film music. The ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra paid tribute to the multiple Oscar, GRAMMY, and Golden Globe-recipient with a special concert showcasing highlights of his Disney classics such as The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Pocahontas and more. The symphony was joined on stage by a number of celebrated vocalists to perform the songs, including Susan Egan and Adam Jacobs.

Menken and his longtime collaborator, Randy Kerber, also participated in a symposium, during Hollywood in Vienna week, sharing insights on creating a musical production, the legal challenges in film, and the process for scoring an animated film, among other topics.