Kristjan Bergey is a multi-talented musician based in Toronto, Canada. He's a composer, producer, and saxophonist, and he knows firsthand what it takes to create great music on a tight deadline. Most recently, he scored the first season of "Macy Murdoch" (CBC), as well as TV movies “Life With Luca” (Family Channel), “Twas The Night Before Christmas” (Hallmark), and “Swindler Seduction” (Lifetime), the latter of which was awarded “Best TV Movie” at the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards.
Kristjan spent 10 years working under the mentorship of renowned Canadian screen composer, Robert Carli. It was there that he absorbed a methodology of working at high speed without sacrificing artistic curiosity. Years of crafting scores for prominent Canadian projects with unrelenting schedules developed his ability to quickly get to the heart of a scene, and write, record, and produce its score with sensitivity and precision. In this role, he composed additional music for hundreds of episodes of television, notably including “Murdoch Mysteries” (CBC) and “Wynonna Earp” (Space/SyFy) - both Canadian Screen Award winners for Best Original Music Score for a Series.
Kristjan also placed 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 2015 and 2016 editions of the FMF Young Talent Award, a highly acclaimed international film scoring competition, with hundreds of applicants annually, based in Krakow, Poland.
As a producer, Kristjan recently contributed to Francois Klark’s Juno-nominated 2022 album “Adventure Book”. He studied saxophone performance and music production at Humber College, and was awarded the prestigious “President’s Award” upon graduation.
Before entering the music and film industry, Kristjan earned a degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Waterloo, where he graduated with distinction and was on the Dean's List. He was working as a software engineer at Alias|Wavefront in 2003 when they were awarded an Academy Award for their animation and rendering software used in blockbuster movies like "Spider-Man," "Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers," "Ice Age," and "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones."
When he's not writing music in his studio, Kristjan enjoys spending time in the climbing gym, on the golf course, or exploring new adventures with his wife and two daughters.