Penka Kouneva, Composer

Penka Kouneva is a studio composer with credits in film, TV, video games and theme parks. Her music has been called “fantastic” (Billboard) and “breath-taking” (NPR). Her recent credits include the primetime network TV show Pandora on the CW (with Joe Kraemer), two films released on Sony Pictures DVD (Devil’s Whisper and Encounter) and a $30M NASA theme park Heroes and Legends. Her feature film Aga was an Oscar contender in 2020; Penka most recently scored the Super Bowl ad campaign for Olay. Her music has been commissioned by LA Phil and performed at the Hollywood Bowl.


Miguelli has performed, composed, toured and produced artists as diverse as The Dixie Chicks, Nora Jones, Adele, Al Jarreau, Don Henley, Janet Jackson, David Foster, Queen Latifah, Santana, Etta James, Bobby Caldwell, The Beach Boys, Mumford & Sons, Maxwell, Seal, and Barbara Streisand.

His piano and guitar playing can be heard in films including That Thing You Do, ONCE, Nashville, About A Boy and The DaVinci Code.

He has collaborated as cowriter with Queen Latifah and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. He is published by Blue Note/EMI.

At Avocado Street Studios he has written music for the film trailers Spiderman 2 & 3, Bad Boys 2, Walking Tall, About Schmidt, Batman The Dark Knight, Wonderboys, Iron Man 2, Fantastic Four, 12 Years A Slave & Frankenweenie.

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