Lawson Madlener is a multi-award winning composer and musician,
as well as a music consultant, Editor at DesigningMusicNOW, and 2016 winner of the prestigious CINE Marvin Hamlisch Award. He is a multi-instrumentalist, and can play the violin, viola, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, and bass guitar. In addition, he specializes in a wide range of musical genres including classical, jazz, and bluegrass.
Lawson has been composing and performing for longer than he can remember. He entered and won his first composition competition at 9 years old, and has been playing and studying violin under Mari Haig since he was 3. As with his playing, he can compose in a wide varity of styles, but his favorite is orchestral and cinematic. After studying jazz composition and performance under the guidance of Joey Sellers, he's recently been delving into the world of jazz, and had a piece premiered in April 2016 by the Saddleback College Big Band.
In his spare time, you can find Lawson researching sample libraries, updating his template, or grumbling about how he needs to buy more SSDs.
Photo by Vincent Neale