Akhmet yeleukenov

composer and pianist


Born in Kazakhstan, Akhmet is a classical pianist who turned to the composition for film and media. His vast classical background of over two decades helps him to show his keen ear and attention to details. His love for film and particularly attentive approach to storytelling allows him to create organic music that enhances the vision of a director. One thing that helps him achieve this is his ability to communicate with a filmmaker using a tremendous array of feelings, emotions, and moods. 


Akhmet attended UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program, where he absorbed knowledge from the creators of music for the “Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Scary Movie 3,” “Invasion America,” as well as from the orchestrators of today’s triple AAA projects. While assisting Laurent Eyquem on “Speed Kills” and the award-winning TV Series “Clash of Futures,” Akhmet composed music for multiple short films including “Jack Turbo” and “Deus Ex Machina.” He was elected from a vast pool of contenders to take part at the SESAC workshop headed by Danny Lux and Christophe Beck in 2019. While at the Purcell School of Music in the UK, he was pleasantly surprised to win first place at the EPTA UK 2008 composers competition and the cup for the most outstanding composition in the competition.


Akhmet graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London in piano performance. His piano career includes solo recitals at the Southbank Centre in London, Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, The Purcell School of Music, Manchester during the Scarlatti Festival and in remote locations across the UK and Kazakhstan. He participated in various masterclasses where he played for the world-class pianists.


An avid cook, Akhmet follows chef M. P. White’s saying that “Perfection is lots of small things done right.” He lives in Los Angeles and is on a constant look-out for films with a great story.