2006 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Dec 2010 | updated - 13 Jun 2014 | Public

1. 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) ...

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2. Bruce Fowler

Music_department | The Island

Bruce Fowler was born on July 10, 1947 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Bruce Lambourne Fowler. He is known for his work on The Island (2005), Inception (2010) and Armageddon (1998).

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3. 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).

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4. 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).

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5. Nigel Westlake

Composer | Miss Potter

Nigel Westlake's professional career as a clarinetist commenced at the age of 17. He has played in fusion bands, soundtrack recording sessions, Australia's leading instrumental groups and as a soloist with orchestras and classical ensembles in Australia and in many cities of the world including ...

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6. 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 ...

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7. Howard Shore

Music_department | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Howard Shore is a Canadian composer, born in Toronto. He was born in a Jewish family. He started studying music when 8-years-old, and played as a member of bands by the time he was 13-years-old. He was interested in a professional career in music as a teenager. He studied music at the Berklee ...

8. George Shaw

Composer | The Division

George Shaw is a rapidly rising composer who has worked on Hollywood and independent films. He is a versatile composer with the skill for crafting rich orchestral tapestries as well as producing cutting edge electronic music to match the visual images in movies. George has received 3 best score ...

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9. Terence Blanchard

Composer | 25th Hour

A world renowned trumpeter/composer/band leader and Blue Note recording artist, Terence Blanchard is the most prolific jazz musician to ever compose for motion pictures. Blanchard was born and raised in New Orleans where he studied with the Marsalis brothers at the famed New Orleans Center for the ...

11. 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 ...

12. 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), Winged Migration (2001) and Coraline (2009).

13. Andrea Guerra

Composer | Hotel Rwanda

Andrea Guerra was born in October 1961 in Santarcangelo di Romagna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. She is a composer, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and Nine (2009).

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14. Javier Navarrete

Composer | El laberinto del fauno

Javier Navarrete was born in 1956 in Teruel, Aragón, Spain. He is known for his work on Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Wrath of the Titans (2012) and Byzantium (2012).

15. 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).

16. 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 ...

17. Jun Miyake

Soundtrack | Eat Pray Love

Jun Miyake is a Japanese composer. His music (e.g., the songs "Lilies in the Valley" and "The Here and After") was used in the film Pina, nominated for the Academy Awards for Best Documentary Feature in January 2012. He has also been awarded by the German critic's award - Der Preis der deutschen ...

18. John Tavener

Soundtrack | Children of Men

John Tavener was born on January 28, 1944 in Wembley, London, England as John Kenneth Tavener. He was married to Maryanna Schaefer and Victoria Maragopoulou. He died on November 12, 2013 in Child Okeford, Dorset, England.

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20. Gustavo Santaolalla

Music_department | Brokeback Mountain

Argentine musician and leader of the now defunct bands "Arco Iris" and "Soluna", Gustavo Santaolalla was one of the references of his country's national music by the end of the 1960s and beginning of the 1970s. During the 70s he relocated to the United States, where he formed the band Wet Picnic, ...

21. J. Ralph

Soundtrack | Man on Wire

J. Ralph (American born; 1975) is an Academy Award® nominated composer, social activist, producer and singer/songwriter from New York City. He is the founder of the internationally award winning music production company The Rumor Mill, and has written and produced the music for numerous Grammy ...

22. 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).

23. Jun-seok Bang

Composer | Beterang

Jun-seok Bang is known for his work on Beterang (2015), Sado (2015) and Ra-dee-o-seu-ta (2006).

24. Guy Farley

Composer | A Good American

Guy is an award-winning film composer whose outstanding body of work includes over 40 feature films, flagship television series and collaborations with multi-platinum selling artists.

Guy's recent and most notable works include That Good Night, starring John Hurt and Charles Dance; additional music ...

25. Jan P. Muchow

Composer | Ve stínu

Jan P. Muchow was born on June 21, 1971 in Rathenow, German Democratic Republic as Jan-Peter Muchow. He is a composer, known for Ve stínu (2012), Jedna ruka netleská (2003) and Grandhotel (2006).

26. Barrington Pheloung

Composer | Hilary and Jackie

Aside from Barrington's Film and Television work, his work in theatre is renowned. He has written scores for several West End plays including Made in Bangkok by Anthony Minghella, After the Fall by Arthur Miller and recently The Graduate by Terry Johnson.

He has written over 52 commissioned scores ...

27. Cyril Morin

Composer | Samsara

Cyril Morin is a multi-award winning composer, who has scored over 80 soundtracks for both film and television. He is re-known throughout the international press for his long lasting "multiple talents (Variety)".

His score for the critically acclaimed "Samsara" (directed by Pan Nalin), won honors at...