Fatrin Krajka is an Albanian born American award-winning composer and pianist based in New York City.
Celebrated for his unique and contemporary sense of time and melodic beauty, Fatrin unites classical orchestration and sound designs with a signature intelligence, while drawing inspiration from motives and rhythmic elements of the Balkan folklore. His most rewarding endeavors have been his numerous and acclaimed collaborations with American and international filmmakers, art directors, and luxury fashion Houses.
One of his recent projects, "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. Furthermore, Fatrin is regularly invited to serve as judge in prestigious film festivals and music events such as Brooklyn Film Festival and the International Film Festival of NY.
In addition to composition, Fatrin has established himself as a classical pianist celebrated for his ability to generate compelling musical imagery and storytelling through sound. An ability that he strives to incorporate into his film works. Fatrin's critically acclaimed interpretive 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. After the fall of communism in 1992, Fatrin moved to New York, and was subsequently accepted to La Guardia High School for Music and Performing Arts. There, he studied viola and pursued his education in piano. His talent rapidly flourished and led him to hone his skills as a pianist at the very prestigious Manhattan School of Music.