Marko Nyberg and Petja Virikko gain best music award at Cannesseries

Composers Marko Nyberg (pictured left) and Petja Virikko (pictured right) have taken home the award for best music at The Canneseries (The Cannes International Series Festival). Nyberg and Virikko were awarded for their music featured in the German drama series The Zweiflers, which also won the award for best series.

Created and showrun by David Hadda, The Zweiflers explores the life of a Jewish family in contemporary Germany. According to Variety magazine, the show is “destined to be billed as a Jewish ‘Succession'". The Zweiflers is produced by Turbokultur for ARD Degeto Film and Hessischer Rundfunk, and distributed by ZDF Studios. The Canneseries awards were presented on April 10th and the jury included French composer Amine Bouhafa, among others.

In other Marko Nyberg related news, the electronic musician and composer released his first solo album Solveig on April 5th (stream it on Spotify here). This October also marks the 20th anniversary of Nyberg’s breakthrough band Husky Rescue’s debut full-length Country Falls, which the indie pop group will celebrate by reuniting for a one-off concert in Helsinki.

March saw the premiere of Tero Saarinen Company's “Macbeth”, composed by Nyberg, and last fall, Nyberg was one of the three composers of the Birmingham Royal Ballet's acclaimed Black Sabbath ballet and designed the entire piece's sound.