2013 - BEST MUSIC

by cinemavis | created - 02 Feb 2013 | updated - 17 May 2017 | Public

1. Jeff Beal

Composer | House of Cards

Jeff Beal is one of the most prolific and respected composers working in Hollywood today. He grew up studying the trumpet in the San Francisco Bay area, where he was immersed in the sounds of the 70's jazz, classical, rock & pop music scene. His prodigious talent in composition lead to many works ...

2. 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 ...

3. 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 ...

4. Dario Marianelli

Composer | Atonement

Dario Marianelli was born in Pisa and studied piano and composition in Florence and London. After a year as a postgraduate composer at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, he spent 3 years at the National Film and Television School, from which he graduated in 1997. Dario's film scores include '...

5. Steven Price

Composer | Gravity

Steven Price is an Academy Award-winning composer. In 2014 his groundbreaking score for Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity won him not only the Academy Award but also the BAFTA, the Critics' Choice Award, the Satellite Award, and ASCAP's first-ever Film Composer of The Year Award. He has since scored Fury, ...

6. 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 ...

7. Cliff Martinez

Composer | Drive

Cliff Martinez was born on February 5, 1954 in The Bronx, New York, USA. He is a composer, known for Drive (2011), Only God Forgives (2013) and The Neon Demon (2016).

8. John Williams

Music_department | Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

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 ...

9. Haim Frank Ilfman

Composer | Ghost Stories

From the moment an eight-year-old Frank Ilfman was given Ennio Morricone's soundtrack to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, the seed was sown - the ambitious, budding musician had his heart set on a career in film music.

With an unwavering desire to achieve his goal, Ilfman has successfully dedicated ...

10. Jóhann Jóhannsson

Composer | Sicario

Jóhann Jóhannsson was born on September 19, 1969 in Reykjavík, Iceland. He was a composer, known for Sicario (2015), The Theory of Everything (2014) and Prisoners (2013). He died on February 9, 2018 in Berlin, Germany.

11. Marco Beltrami

Composer | I, Robot

Marco Beltrami was born on October 7, 1966 in New York City, New York, USA. He is known for his work on I, Robot (2004), World War Z (2013) and Live Free or Die Hard (2007).

12. Stéphane Moucha

Composer | Das Leben der Anderen

Stéphane Moucha is known for his work on The Lives of Others (2006), Die Fremde (2010) and Le silence des églises (2013).

13. 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.

14. Davíð Þór Jónsson

Music_department | Hross í oss

His spouse is the deputy leader of the Green Left party in Iceland.

15. 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 ...

18. David Hirschfelder

Composer | The Dressmaker

David Hirschfelder was born in 1960 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is a composer, known for The Dressmaker (2015), The Water Diviner (2014) and The Railway Man (2013).

19. Pawel Mykietyn

Composer | Essential Killing

Pawel Mykietyn was born on May 20, 1971 in Olawa, Dolnoslaskie, Poland. He is known for his work on Essential Killing (2010), 33 sceny z zycia (2008) and 11 minut (2015).

20. Adam Walicki

Soundtrack | Sala samobójców

Adam Walicki is a composer, known for Sala samobójców (2011), W imie... (2013) and Twarz (2018).

24. David Hirschfelder

Composer | The Dressmaker

David Hirschfelder was born in 1960 in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He is a composer, known for The Dressmaker (2015), The Water Diviner (2014) and The Railway Man (2013).

25. Amin Bouhafa

Composer | Timbuktu

Amine Bouhafa was born on July 10, 1986. He is known for his work on "Timbuktu", "Dégage", "My way" and "The first Lady".

Amine started playing piano at the age of 3. He continued his musical studies in Tunis Conservatory then in Paris Conservatory from whish he is graduated in orchestration, ...

"Place in the Palace"

26. Antoni Lazarkiewicz

Composer | In Darkness

Antoni Komasa-Lazarkiewicz is a Polish composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany. In 2014, he worked on the Lionsgate TV mini-series 'Rosemary's Baby', the German TV film 'Das Ende Der Geduld' and the Polish war drama 'Miasto 44'. In 2016, Antoni composed the music for 'Spoor' directed by ...

27. Kaare Bjerkø

Composer | Frygtelig lykkelig

Kaare Bjerkø is a composer, known for Frygtelig lykkelig (2008), Det som ingen ved (2008) and Lille soldat (2008).

28. Alex Ebert

Soundtrack | All Is Lost

Lead singer and songwriter for the American bands Ima Robot and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.

29. Mica Levi

Composer | Under the Skin

Mica Levi (also known as "Micachu") was born outside of London to a record collector and professional Cellist in a household where music was not just a hobby, but a starting point for everything. Mica was playing violin as soon as she was old enough to hold one. She was classically trained at the ...

30. Matti Bye

Composer | Den allvarsamma leken

Matti Bye was born on July 25, 1966 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Den allvarsamma leken (2016), Everlasting Moments (2008) and Faro (2013).

31. Lorne Balfe

Music_department | Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Lorne Balfe was born on February 23, 1976 in Inverness, Scotland. He is known for his work on Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), Megamind (2010) and Inception (2010).

33. Steve Jablonsky

Composer | Transformers

Steve Jablonsky was born on October 9, 1970 in the USA. He is known for his work on Transformers (2007), Desperate Housewives (2004) and Deepwater Horizon (2016).

35. Liam Bates

Composer | Last Passenger

Liam Bates is known for his work on Last Passenger (2013), Showgirls (1995) and Circle of Friends (1995).

36. Matti Bye

Composer | Den allvarsamma leken

Matti Bye was born on July 25, 1966 in Stockholm, Stockholms län, Sweden. He is known for his work on Den allvarsamma leken (2016), Everlasting Moments (2008) and Faro (2013).

37. 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).

38. Andrew Lockington

Composer | San Andreas

Andrew Lockington is best known for his epic score to the Warner Bros/Newline Blockbuster San Andreas, contributing to the film grossing close to $475 million worldwide. Andrew's other credits include the Golden Globe nominated Frankie and Alice starring Halle Berry, Fox 2000's Percy Jackson: Sea ...

42. Dickon Hinchliffe

Composer | Winter's Bone

Dickon has a PhD on the Mexican writer Jesus Gardea.

43. Rolfe Kent

Music_department | Up in the Air

Rolfe Kent was born in 1963 in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England as Rolfe R. Kent.

44. Daniel Pemberton

Composer | Steve Jobs

Daniel Pemberton was born on November 3, 1977 in the UK. He is known for his work on Steve Jobs (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).

46. Thomas Dybdahl

Soundtrack | En soap

Collaborated with Silje Salomonsen (Mongoland, Monstertorsdag) on his record "One Day You'll Dance For Me, New York City"

47. Bart Westerlaken

Composer | The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms

Bart Westerlaken was born on April 27, 1977 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He is known for his work on The Panman: Rhythm of the Palms (2007), Nothing Personal (2009) and Project Orpheus (2016).

48. Bill Brown

Composer | CSI: NY

Bill Brown began his career composing orchestral and electronic scores for game titles including Tom Clancy's 'Rainbow Six' and 'Ghost Recon', Clive Barker's 'Undying', 'Return to Castle Wolfenstein', 'Lineage 2', 'Command and Conquer: Generals' and most recently 'Captain America: Super Soldier'. ...

49. Laurent Eyquem

Composer | Nostalgia

French composer Laurent Eyquem has beat the odds, overcoming a series of major tragedies - including a near fatal accident that almost cost him his right arm - to become one of the most talked-about talents to arrive on the film music composing scene in recent years.

Winner of the International Film...

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50. Atanas Valkov

Music_department | Gemini Rising

Award winning composer, instrumentalist and music producer born in Burgas, Bulgaria in 1982. Nominated for the European Talent Award at Soundtrack Cologne in 2010. Grand prize winner at the 7th annual Berlinale Score Competition and a Berklee World Tour Scholarship recipient. Classical music ...

51. Krzesimir Debski

Composer | Ogniem i mieczem

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



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