Fatrin Krajka is an award winning composer and pianist based in New York City.
One of his recent projecst, "Nocturne in Black" won Gold at the Student Academy Awards 2016, BAFTA LA, and was shortlisted for the Oscars 2017 in the Live Action Short category. Fatrin was also awarded "Best Score in a Feature" at the Southampton Film Festival (UK) for "Anatomy of the Tide" in 2015.
Celebrated for his unique and contemporary sense of time and melodic beauty, Fatrin unites classical orchestration and sound designs with a signature intelligence. His most rewarding endeavors have been his numerous and acclaimed collaborations with American and international filmmakers, art directors, and luxury fashion Houses.
In addition to composition, Fatrin has established himself as a classical pianist. His critically acclaimed interpretational skills both a soloist and chamber musician have been showcased on numerous international concert stages including Carnegie Hall and Merkin Hall.
Originally from Albania, Fatrin was raised in a celebrated family of musicians. His father, with whom he originally studied composition and orchestration, is a renowned composer and songwriter. His mother is a former violist with the Albanian National Orchestra of Opera and Ballet. In 1992, Fatrin moved to New York, and was subsequently accepted to La Guardia High School for Music and Performing Arts, where he studied viola and pursued his education in piano. His talent rapidly flourished, and led him to hone his pianistic skills at the very prestigious Manhattan School of Music.