KENNETH LAMPL began his musical career as a jazz saxophonist with the Chico Hamilton Sextet performing at the Apollo Theater, Lincoln Center and the JVC Jazz Festival. He received his D.M.A. in composition from the Juilliard School of Music where he studied with Milton Babbitt and John Corigliano. His first international recognition came with the winning of the Prix Ravel in composition at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau, France. Other awards include nine ASCAP Composer Awards, two New Jersey State Council for the Arts Fellowships, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Awards to Young Composers, the Gretchanov Memorial Prize in Composition from the Juilliard School and fellowships from the foundations of Henry Mancini, George Gershwin, and Richard Rogers. His music has been performed by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Kansas City Symphony, the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra, the Delaware Symphony, the Greenville Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and the Absolute Ensemble.
In 1997 he received a composer fellowship to the Tanglewood Music Festival and had the opportunity to study film scoring with John Williams. He has scored over 20 feature films including: WINTER OF FROZEN DREAM starring Thora Birch and Keith Carradine, NINJA’S CREED starring Eric Roberts and Pat Morita, KANDISHA starring David Carradine and Hiam Abbass and 35 and TICKING starring Nicole Ari Parker and Meagan Good. He has also composed music for Pokemon: The First Movie: Mew vs Mew Two and Pokemon Mewtwo Returns.
He is currently on the faculty at Hofstra University where he teaches composition and is the director of the music business and technology program.