Ryan Youens is a freelance music preparer, arranger and composer. As a preparer, Ryan is well regarded, working for leading ensembles, composers and music organisations, including recent preparation work on ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’. As an arranger, Ryan’s work for concerts, film and television have been well received, including numerous arrangements for the Auckland Philharmonia and Auckland Symphony orchestras as well as popular artists Dave Dobbyn, Rhian Sheehan and Mark Vanilau. As a composer, Ryan’s music has been performed throughout New Zealand and internationally, including working with the New Zealand Symphony and Auckland Philharmonia orchestras on a number of occasions. Ryan is also an experienced teacher and conductor.
- “I got to hear the strings for “Giant of the Sea” … sat down, played the track and cranked the strings… and all I can say is “Oh My God”. You are the man, Ryan. Thank you my bro. I am beyond happy.” Mark Vanilau, singer/musician, Christchurch, New Zealand.
- “This was a tricky job … Ryan produced a crisply laid-out and exactingly proofread version of the score (not to mention parts), which kept the project on track.” Dugal McKinnon, composer, New Zealand.
- “Very nice, Ryan. This is magic … I recognise your fine orchestration work.” Bjørn Norvall Hoemsnes, composer, Norway.
- “A delight to work with. His artistic input added strength to my film.” Mojan Javadi, film director, New Zealand.
I work with Sibelius 7, Finale 2012, Logic Pro 9 and Pro Tools 10.