2009 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Dec 2010 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

1. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

2. Abel Korzeniowski

Composer | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

3. Bruno Coulais

Composer | Les choristes

Bruno Coulais was born on January 13, 1954 in Paris, France. He is a composer, known for The Chorus (2004), Coraline (2009) and Winged Migration (2001).

4. Bruno Coulais

Composer | Les choristes

Bruno Coulais was born on January 13, 1954 in Paris, France. He is a composer, known for The Chorus (2004), Coraline (2009) and Winged Migration (2001).

5. Clint Mansell

Composer | Black Swan

Clint Mansell was born on January 7, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England. He is a composer, known for Black Swan (2010), The Fountain (2006) and Requiem for a Dream (2000).

6. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

7. 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 ...

8. Ennio Morricone

Composer | The Hateful Eight

A classmate of director Sergio Leone with whom he would form one of the great director/composer partnerships (right up there with Eisenstein & Prokofiev, Hitchcock & Herrmann, Fellini & Rota), Ennio Morricone studied at Rome's Santa Cecilia Conservatory, where he specialized in trumpet. His first ...

9. Philippe Rombi

Composer | Dans la maison

Philippe Rombi was born on April 3, 1968 in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. He is known for his work on Dans la maison (2012), Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis (2008) and Moonrise Kingdom (2012).

10. Thomas Newman

Music_department | WALL·E

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

11. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

12. Antonio Pinto

Music_department | Collateral

Antonio Pinto was born in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil. He is known for his work on Collateral (2004), City of God (2002) and The Host (2013).

13. Gabriel Yared

Composer | The Talented Mr. Ripley

Gabriel Yared stopped his law studies at the age of 20 to work as a professional music composer. He studied with Henri Dutilleux and Maurice Ohana. He worked as a composer, orchestrator or producer for such singers as Françoise Hardy, Charles Aznavour, Gilbert Bécaud and Mireille Mathieu. He made ...

14. Carter Burwell

Composer | Carol

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), True Grit (2010) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999.

15. Michael Giacchino

Composer | Star Trek

Michael Giacchino is an American composer of music for films, television and video games.

Giacchino composed the scores to the television series Lost, Alias and Fringe, the video game series Medal of Honor and Call of Duty and many films such as The Incredibles (2004), Star Trek (2009), Up (2009), ...

16. Nathan Barr

Composer | Cabin Fever

Nathan Barr is a unique breed of composer. In addition to writing his scores, he also performs all of the instruments heard in many of his compositions. Skilled in many styles and genres, ranging from orchestral to rock, Barr is known for his collection and inclusion of rare and unusual instruments...

17. Eleni Karaindrou

Soundtrack | Mad Max: Fury Road

Eleni Karaindrou was born in the mountain village of Teichio in central Greece and grew up in Athens, where she studied piano and theory at the Hellenikon Odion. From 1969-74 she studied ethnomusicology in Paris and, on returning to Greece, founded the Laboratory for Traditional Instruments at the ...

18. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

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 ...

19. Carter Burwell

Composer | Carol

Carter Burwell was born on November 18, 1954 in New York City, New York, USA as Carter Benedict Burwell. He is known for his work on Carol (2015), True Grit (2010) and Fargo (1996). He has been married to Christine Sciulli since 1999.

20. Marco Werba

Composer | Giallo

Brother of actress Amy Werba

21. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

22. Christopher Young

Composer | Sinister

Composer Christopher Young was born on April 28, 1957 in Red Bank, New Jersey. After graduating from Hampshire College in Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, Young went on to pursue his post-graduate studies at North Texas State University. Christopher moved to Los Angeles, ...

23. Hans Zimmer

Composer | Gladiator

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 ...

24. Marcelo Zarvos

Composer | Wonder

Marcelo Zarvos was born in 1969 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is known for his work on Wonder (2017), Fences (2016) and Enough Said (2013).

25. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

26. Marcelo Zarvos

Composer | Wonder

Marcelo Zarvos was born in 1969 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. He is known for his work on Wonder (2017), Fences (2016) and Enough Said (2013).

27. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

28. Philip Glass

Composer | The Hours

Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Glass worked in his father's radio store and discovered music listening to the offbeat Western classical records customers didn't seem to want. He studied the violin and flute, and obtained early admission to the University of Chicago. After graduating in mathematics ...

29. Bruno Coulais

Composer | Les choristes

Bruno Coulais was born on January 13, 1954 in Paris, France. He is a composer, known for The Chorus (2004), Coraline (2009) and Winged Migration (2001).

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30. Tarô Iwashiro

Composer | Chi bi

Tarô Iwashiro was born in 1965 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Red Cliff (2008), Memories of Murder (2003) and Yami no kodomo-tachi (2008).

31. Nick Cave

Soundtrack | The Proposition

Nick Cave is a man of many talents. Musician. Songwriter. Screenwriter. Novelist. Actor. The Australian was born in Warracknabeal, Victoria in 1957, and would go onto form the alternative rock band Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, who have since successfully released a string of hit albums.

In film, Nick ...

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32. Warren Ellis

Soundtrack | The Proposition

Has worked extensively with Nick Cave on multiple projects.

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34. Peter Kam

Composer | Ru guo · Ai

Peter Kam was born on August 23, 1961 in Hong Kong, British Crown Colony as Pui-Tat Kam. He is known for his work on Ru guo · Ai (2005), Dragon (2011) and Hon zin (2012).

35. Lukasz Targosz

Composer | Pitbull. Nowe porzadki

Born on 20th February 1977 in Kraków, Lukasz Targosz is a Polish film composer and music producer. Music was his greatest passion since he was a child. That is why he chose and successfully graduated from Jazz and Pop Music Department at the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music in Katowice.

He started...

36. Nicola Piovani

Composer | La vita è bella

Nicola Piovani was born on May 26, 1946 in Rome, Lazio, Italy. He is a composer, known for Life Is Beautiful (1997), La tigre e la neve (2005) and Ginger and Fred (1986).

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37. Jan A.P. Kaczmarek

Composer | Finding Neverland

Jan A. P. Kaczmarek is a composer with a tremendous international reputation that continues to grow. As a successful recording artist and touring musician, Jan turned to composing film scores as his primary occupation. Jan's first success in the United States came in theater. After composing ...

38. Kwong Wing Chan

Composer | Mou gaan dou

Kwong Wing Chan was born on June 15, 1967 in Hong Kong as Chan Kwong Wing. He is a composer, known for Infernal Affairs (2002), Dragon (2011) and Fung wan: Hung ba tin ha (1998).

39. Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier

Composer | Les gars des vues

Nicholas Savard-L'Herbier is a composer and actor, known for Les gars des vues (2014), I Killed My Mother (2009) and Hold My Breath (2013).

41. Abel Korzeniowski

Composer | A Single Man

Born on the 18th of July, 1972, in Cracow, Poland. In 1996 graduated the instrumental studies (specialization: cello), and then in 2000 graduated with merit from the composition class of Krzysztof Penderecki at the Music Academy in Cracow. At the same Academy, in the years 1999-2000, he was an ...

42. Rachel Portman

Composer | Never Let Me Go

Rachel Portman was born on December 11, 1960 in Haslemere, Surrey, England as Rachel Mary Berkeley Portman. She is known for her work on Never Let Me Go (2010), Chocolat (2000) and Emma (1996). She has been married to Uberto Pasolini since 1995. They have three children.

43. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Alexandre Desplat was born on August 23, 1961 in Paris, Île-de-France, France as Alexandre Michel Gerard Desplat. He is known for his work on The King's Speech (2010), Argo (2012) and The Queen (2006).

44. Michal Lorenc

Composer | Psy

Michal Lorenc is one of the most eminent, contemporary composers of film scores. He was born in 1955 in Warsaw. Since his debut in 1979, he has made music for more than 150 feature films, documentaries, tv-serials and theatre performances. He has worked with best Polish, Czech, British and American...

45. Krzesimir Debski

Composer | Ogniem i mieczem

Krzesimir Debski was born on October 26, 1953 in Walbrzych, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is known for his work on With Fire and Sword (1999), Stara basn. Kiedy slonce bylo bogiem (2003) and The Dark Side of Venus (1998). He is married to Anna Jurksztowicz.