Penka Kouneva is an admired and respected composer working alongside Steve Jablonsky on Ubisoft’s PRINCE OF PERSIA: FORGOTTEN SANDS and on Activision’s TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN games. Recently Penka scored HEROES AND LEGENDS, a 3D film / multimedia / AR attraction at the Kennedy Space Center honoring the American astronauts.
Penka’s awards include: SUNDANCE Composer Fellowship, two Ovation Awards, The Copland Award, Hollywood Music in Media Award, among many others. Penka is on the Advisory Board of Game Developers Conference and the Sundance Institute, and Mentor for Game Audio Network Guild. She is also a Universal Music-released artist (THE WOMAN ASTRONAUT, 2015).
Penka has worked on: The Transformers, Pirates, Matrix franchises; Elysium, Ender’s Game, Ninja Turtles 2 (films); and on World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Starcraft II, Gears of War 2, 3, Sims 3, Diablo III, Dragon Age II, Bloodborne (games). Penka holds the first-ever Ph.D. degree in composition from Duke University where she studied with Stephen Jaffe and Scott Lindroth.