2004 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Dec 2010 | updated - 06 Jul 2013 | Public

1. Michael Nyman

Composer | The Piano

Michael Nyman studied piano, harpsichord and music history with Alan Bush at the Royal Academy of Music, and musicology with Thurston Dart at King's College, London. Between 1968 and 1978 he worked as a music critic and in 1977 he founded the Campiello Band, later renamed the Michael Nyman Band. ...

2. 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 ...

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. 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).

5. Martin Phipps

Composer | Peaky Blinders

Coming from a musical background, Martin read drama at Manchester University. Fortunately for the acting profession, he decided to concentrate his energies on writing music. Since scoring his first TV drama Eureka Street in 2002, he has gone on to write music for many of the most interesting series...

7. Shigeru Umebayashi

Composer | Yi dai zong shi

Shigeru Umebayashi was born on February 19, 1951 in Kitakyushu, Japan. He is a composer, known for The Grandmaster (2013), 2046 (2004) and House of Flying Daggers (2004).

8. 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 ...

9. Patrick Doyle

Composer | Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Patrick Doyle is a classically trained composer.

His first film score, the acclaimed adaptation of "Henry V" with Kenneth Branagh for Renaissance films was scored in 1989. He has subsequently worked with Kenneth Branagh, a long time collaborator on numerous pictures including "Dead Again", "Much Ado...

10. John Williams

Soundtrack | Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

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 ...

11. Alan Menken

Soundtrack | Beauty and the Beast

New York-songwriter and film composer, Alan Menken is best known for his unforgettable music for Disney movies like Calypso music of The Little Mermaid (1989), the tale as old as time of Beauty and the Beast (1991), the Arabian tale Aladdin (1992) or the beloved song Colors of the Wind from ...

12. Alejandro Amenábar

Writer | The Others

Is the son of a Spanish mother and a Chilean father. His family moved back to Spain when he was 1 year old, and he grew up and studied in Madrid. He wrote, produced and directed his first short film La cabeza at the age of 19, and he was 23 when he directed his feature debut Tesis (1996). His film ...

13. 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...

14. Isao Tomita

Composer | Bushi no ichibun

Isao Tomita was born on April 22, 1932 in Tokyo, Japan. He is known for his work on Bushi no ichibun (2006), Ocean's Thirteen (2007) and Tasogare Seibei (2002). He was married to Akiko. He died on May 5, 2016 in Tokyo.

15. Trevor Rabin

Composer | Deep Blue Sea

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 ...

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. Zbigniew Preisner

Composer | Trois couleurs: Bleu

Born in Poland in 1955, Zbigniew Preisner studied philosophy and history in the university of Cracow. In his twenties he started to study music in a autodidactical way: buying records and learning to write by taking the music in parts. He started to write his own compositions. His style has always ...

18. Roque Baños

Composer | Evil Dead

Roque Baños was born in 1968 in Jumilla, Murcia, Spain as Roque Baños López. He is known for his work on Evil Dead (2013), Don't Breathe (2016) and In the Heart of the Sea (2015).

20. Axelle Renoir

Composer | 36 Quai des Orfèvres

Axelle Renoir is a composer, known for 36th Precinct (2004), Les jolies choses (2001) and Gangsters (2002).

21. Ofer Shalhin

Composer | Medurat Hashevet

Ofer Shalhin is a composer and actor, known for Campfire (2004), The House on Chelouche Street (1973) and Rav Komot (1995).



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