As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa
, Aaron Copland
or Leonard Bernstein
, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar nominations (five wins)...
“ Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Superman theme, Harry Potter theme, all steven spielberg movies, home alone theme, Jurrasic Park theme, memoirs of geisha theme... win 5 Oscars from 48 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ The King and I, the Grapes of wrath, Camelot, win 9 Oscar from 45 nominations. ” - bagusdriantama
Alan Menken born on July 22, 1949 in New Rochelle, New York, USA as Alan Irwin Menken. Composer, Actor and Artist, he is famous to working with the legendary Disney Studios since 1987. begun his career as a Composer in 1971 be composing for New York City Ballet and Jingles. He also works many works in the Cinema including as a Actor...
“ aladdin, beauty and the beast, little mermaid, win 8 Oscars from 19 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
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 film scores were relatively undistinguished...
“ the Untouchables, the mission, cinema paradiso, win 1 Oscars from 5 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
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...
“ Titanic, Avatar, the Grinch, a beautiful minds, win 2 oscars from 10 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Born in Milan in 1911 into a family of musicians, Nino Rota was first a student of Orefice and Pizzetti. Then, still a child, he moved to Rome where he completed his studies at the Conservatory of Santa Cecilia in 1929 with Alfredo Casella. In the meantime, he had become an 'enfant prodige', famous both as a composer and as an orchestra conductor...
“ The Godfather, win 1 oscars from 2 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Unlike many musicians who started to learn music while still in their childhood, Maurice Jarre was already late in his teens when he discovered music and decided to make a career in that field. Against his father's will, he enrolled at Conservatoire de Paris where he studied percussions, composition and harmonies...
“ Ghost, dead poet society, dr zhivago, lawrence of arabia, win 3 Oscars from 9 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Austrian composer who achieved legendary status as the creator of hundreds of classic American film scores. As a child he was astonishingly musically gifted, composing complex works as a teenager and completing the course of study at Vienna's Hochschule fuer Musik und Darstellende Kunst in only one year...
“ Casablanca, Gone with the wind. win 3 Oscars from 24 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
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)...
“ the lion king, gladiator, pirates carriebean, win 1 Oscars from 9 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Musical talent ran in Marvin Hamlisch's family - his father was an accordionist, and at seven Hamlisch was the youngest student ever accepted by Manhattan's Julliard School of Music. Hamlich furthered his education by taking night classes at Queens College and working during the day as a rehearsal pianist for Broadway shows...
“ the way we were, the mirror has two faces, sophie's choice, win 3 oscars from 11 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Elmer Bernstein was educated at the Walden School and New York University. He served in the US Army Air Corps in World War II. A prolific and respected film music composer, he was a protégé of Aaron Copland
, who studied music with Roger Sessions and Stefan Wolpe
. Bernstein worked in various artistic endeavors...
“ the age of innocence, cape fear, far from heaven, win 1 oscars from 14 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
The man behind the low woodwinds that open Citizen Kane
, the shrieking violins of Psycho
, and the plaintive saxophone of Taxi Driver
was one of the most original and distinctive composers ever to work in film. He started early, winning a composition prize at the age of 13 and founding his own orchestra at the age of 20...
“ Citizen kane, psycho, north by northwest, taxi driver, win 1 Oscar from 5 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
John Barry was born in York, England in 1933, and was the youngest of three children. His father, Jack, owned several local cinemas and by the age of fourteen, Barry was capable of running the projection box on his own - in particular, The Rialto in York. As he was brought up in a cinematic environment...
“ Dances with wolves, james bond theme, out of africa, win 5 Oscar from 7 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ Top Gun, Flashdance, win 3 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ the Lord of the Rings, Silence of the lambs, etc, win 3 oscars from 4 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ toy story, meet the parents, cars, monster inc, win 2 Oscar from 20 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Born in Cleveland, Ohio, but brought up in Pennsylvania, where he played the flute in a local band, as a youth, before sending some arrangements to Benny Goodman
. Goodman offered him a job and, after serving in WWII, he joined the rearranged Glenn Miller
band. In 1952, he was given a two-week assignment...
“ the pink panther, breakfast at tiffany's, win 4 Oscar from 18 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
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.
“ the sixth sense, my bestfriend wedding, the fugitive, never win, but has already get 8 nomination ” - bagusdriantama
“ the English Patient, the talented mr ripley, won 1 Oscar from 3 Nomination ” - bagusdriantama
“ Rocky, the karate kid, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Born on February 10, 1929, Jerry Goldsmith studied piano with Jakob Gimpel
and composition, theory, and counterpoint with Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
. He also attended classes in film composition given by Miklós Rózsa
at the Univeristy of Southern California. In 1950, he was employed as a clerk typist in the music department at CBS...
“ Mulan, the Omen, star trek, basic instinct, win 1 Oscar from 18 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
As Danny Elfman was growing up in the Los Angeles area, he was largely unaware of his talent for composing. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Danny and his older brother Richard Elfman
started a musical troupe while in Paris; the group "Mystic Knights of Oingo-Boingo" was created for Richard's directorial debut...
“ the Simpson, Edward Scissorhands, big fish, never won but has 4 Oscar nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ Chocolate, Emma, The cider House Rules, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations. ” - bagusdriantama
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber is arguably the most successful composer of our time. He is best known for stage and film adaptations of his musicals Jesus Christ Superstar
, Cats (1994), Evita
, and The Phantom of the Opera
. He was born on March 22, 1948, in South Kensington in London, England, the first of two sons of William Lloyd Webber...
“ The Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, win1 Oscar from 4 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ the King speech, the tree of life, Argo, never win but has already 5 Nominations for 5 years in a row ” - bagusdriantama
“ Star Trek (2009), Rattatouile, up, win 1 Oscar for 2 nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Eric Serra was born on September 9th, 1959 near Paris in France. His mother died when he was only 7 years old. His father, Claude Serra was a well-know songwriter in France in late 50s and 60s. Serra began to learn play the guitar at 11 years old and became a professional musician for Mory Kante;, Didier Lockwood and Michel Murty at 15 years old...
“ james Bond Golden Eye, Leon the Proffesional, La femme Nikita ” - bagusdriantama
“ Wall E, American Beauty, sky fall, the shawsank redemption, never win but has already 11 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
In over thirty years as a film composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. Born in Manhattan in 1950, Alan was first drawn to music at an early age. Beginning as a drummer, his love for instruments quickly grew to include the bassoon...
“ Forest Gump, the Avengers, the Polar Express, Lilo and Sticht, never won but has 2 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ The Last of the Mohicans, Dragon Heart, the Mummy, never nominated, but the score very amazing... ” - bagusdriantama
Stephen Warbeck began studying piano and composing at the age of four. His parents were keen amateur musicians who encouraged Stephen to pursue his musical talents. By his mid-teens, Stephen developed an affinity for rock 'n' roll as well as for theatre. He studied Drama and French at Bristol University...
“ Shakespeare in Love, Billy Elliot, win 1 Oscar for 1 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ hairspray, sleepless in seattle, the american president, never won but has already 5 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
“ James Bond's Tomorrow never Dies, Stepford wives, never nominated ” - bagusdriantama
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 and philosophy...
“ TheTruman show, Kundun, The Hours, never win, but has already 3 Oscar Nominations ” - bagusdriantama
Elliot Goldenthal is an Academy Award-winning composer best known for his original music scores for such films as Frida
and Across the Universe
, among his other works. He was born on May 2, 1954, in Brooklyn, New York. His father was a house-painter, and his mother was a seamstress. Young Goldenthal was fond of music and theatre...
“ Frida, heat, pubic enemies, acros of the universe, win 1 Oscar from 3 Nominations ” - bagusdriantama