Walter Afanasieff

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Grammy Award winning songwriter/producer

Musician Record Producer Songwriter
Projects
1 Projects

Work History

Co-Founder, Head of Department for Composers and Producers, Mentor
ISINA Music Academy
Jan 2015 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
ISINA was founded in Los Angeles, California, as an all-expense paid mentorship program to provide talented artists from across the world the preparation to excel in music through study and practice. ISINA's six-week program consists of five departments: composition, instrumental, vocal, audio engineering and guitar. These academic departments are overseen by some of the most accomplished industry experts, including Walter Afanasieff, Kenny G, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Humberto Gatica and Frank Gambale.
Founder, CEO & President
WallyWorld Music
1990 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Walter has written and produced music for many leading artists, including Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Luther Vandross, Destiny's Child, Kenny G, Michael Bolton, Savage Garden, Andrea Bocelli, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Marc Anthony, Mika, Babyface, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Tina Arena, Lara Fabian, and Leona Lewis. His most recent projects include producing and arranging Barbra Strisand's latest platinum album Partners, producing and arranging Idina Menzel's Holiday Wishes Christmas album, and producing, arranging and writing Kenny G.'s Brazilian Nights.
Partner
US Equity Holdings
Jan 2014 - Present
San Francisco Bay Area
With over 20-year of expertise in the music industry, Walter has extensive knowledge of the entertainment world. As a Partner to US Equity Holdings, Walter has provided valuable insight on entertainment assets to the San Francisco Bay Area team. He is personally managed by US Equity Holdings CEO Chester Aldridge, who collaborates with Walter on multiple ventures in multiple industries. US Equity Holdings establishes organizations by creating or licensing valuable intellectual property, forming strong management teams and financing its initiatives to successful exits. Its areas of expertise include licensing, strategic planning and analysis, business development, merchant banking, venture capital and investment banking. US Equity Holdings has led ventures in multiple industries - from entertainment and technology, to renewable energy and biotechnology. The company is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. US Equity Holdings is held and led by serial entrepreneur Chester Aldridge.
Co-Founder
Aelan Cell Technologies
Mar 2015 - Present
San Francisco Bay Area
Aelan Cell Technologies is engaged in the research, discovery, development and commercialization of innovative biomedical technologies for the advancement of human health and longevity. With a growing intellectual property portfolio of disruptive technologies and medical tools, Aelan has assembled an experienced team - bringing together scientific and business expertise - to successfully lead its products through each phase of development. With a team of experts led by Dr. Victoria Lunyak, Aelan was established in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California. Aelan is actively building partnerships with companies that share its goals.

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