Penka Kouneva

Penka Kouneva is the composer for the groundbreaking 2020 Superbowl Olay Advertising Campaign and co-composer for the hit Sci-Fi TV Series on the CW Network, Pandora. Penka kouneva is also known as a Game & film composer of ‘exquisite talent’ (Forbes) for her acclaimed scores of Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, The Mummy VR game, and a $30M multimedia exhibit Heroes and Legends at the Kennedy Space Center.  She also composed on Activision’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen game.  Her film scores include Devil’s Whisper (Sony Pictures), Aga (Berlinale'18), Encounter.

Penka’s music carries the listener forth on an emotional wave, with soaring themes, innovative orchestral and digital textures, and primal percussion. In Hollywood, Penka is known as an artist of uncommon talent and passion.

Penka’s composer awards include:  Sundance Fellowship, Distinguished Duke Alumna, two Ovation Awards, and the Recognition Award from Game Audio Network Guild.  Penka is a Universal Music-released artist with The Woman Astronaut, 2015 (on Varese Sarabande), recognized as a ‘21st-century masterpiece’(NPR), and Rebirth of Id (2017).  At Duke University, Penka was the recipient of a composition fellowship and made history by receiving the first-ever Doctorate in Composition from this distinguished institution.

Goddess of War


Unfolding Triumph

Preparing for Descent

First Attempt

Brooding Skies

Traveler's Tune

Reluctant Trek

Setting Sun

Loss of a Leader

Carry On As We Must

Shifting Sands

First Clash


Unexpected Attack

Killer Inside

Struggle for Control

Remaining Strong

Escape from the Storm



Broken But Determined


Defense of the Planet

Goddess of War

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