My top-10 music composers

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1.
Hans Zimmer
German-born composer Hans Zimmer is recognized as one of Hollywood's most innovative musical talents. He featured in the music video for The Buggles' single "Video Killed the Radio Star", which became a worldwide hit and helped usher in a new era of global entertainment as the first music video to be aired on MTV (August 1, 1981)...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: The Last Samurai ” - Zorlach
 
2.
Trevor Rabin
Composer, The Guardian
Trevor Rabin was born in South Africa in 1954. He began playing guitar at the age of 12 after having had piano lessons since he was a toddler. In 1972 he formed the band Rabbit becoming the most successful rock act ever to emerge from South Africa. Rabin left Rabbit to pursue a solo career in London and released three solo albums...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: Armageddon ” - Zorlach
 
3.
James Horner
Music Department, Titanic
James Horner began studying piano at the age of five, and trained at the Royal College of Music in London, England, before moving to California in the 1970s. After receiving a bachelor's degree in music at USC, he would go on to earn his master's degree at UCLA and teach music theory there. He later completed his Ph.D...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: Braveheart ” - Zorlach
 
4.
Brad Fiedel
Music Department, True Lies
Extremely talented, prolific and versatile composer Brad Fiedel was born on March 10, 1951 in New York City. His mother was a dancer and his father was a composer and musician. Brad started out as a keyboardist for Hall & Oates. Fiedel first began composing music for movies in the mid-70s for such low-budget pictures as The Astrologer...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: The Terminator ” - Zorlach
 
5.
Mark Mancina
Music Department, Criminal Minds
Known for his wide-ranging talents, Mark Mancina's film scores traverse almost every genre: drama, action, comedy, suspense, and period epic. His dark, edgy music for the Oscar-winning Training Day, is a benchmark score that expanded the boundaries of scoring street-wise drama, and is widely used as a temp track...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: Con Air (with Trevor Rabin) ” - Zorlach
 
6.
Thomas Bergersen
Music Department, Garfield
Born in Norway. Masters degree in Composition and Orchestration. Music composer and orchestrator in the entertainment industry. Has composed music for movies, TV shows, commercials, radio shows, and movie advertisements. Thomas is the co-founder and co-owner of "Two Steps From Hell" LLC. - A trailer music company he founded with his partner Nick Phoenix in 2006.
“ Favourite Soundtrack: His work for Two Steps From Hell ” - Zorlach
 
7.
Thomas Newman
Music Department, WALL·E
“ Favourite Soundtrack: The Green Mile ” - Zorlach
 
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“ Favourite Soundtrack: Lord of the Rings ” - Zorlach
 
9.
James Newton Howard
James Newton Howard attended the University of Southern California's music school, but dropped out to tour with Elton John, and eventually compose music for film and television. He started with Head Office in 1985. He has been nominated for eight Academy Awards. He currently is a songwriter, record producer, conductor, keyboardist, and film composer.
“ Favourite Soundtrack: The Sixth Sense ” - Zorlach
 
10.
Alexander Brandon
Alexander Brandon has been working in the game industry for over fifteen years, starting with Epic Games in 1994. He has written music for games such as Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex, Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows, and Alpha Protocol, and built several audio departments, including studios for Ion Storm and Obsidian Entertainment...
“ Favourite Soundtrack: Jazz Jackrabbit 2 (VG) ” - Zorlach