Enrica Sciandrone

Enrica Sciandrone studied traditional and contemporary composition in Italy, gradually bringing her mastery and experience to screen composition since 2006. Ennio Morricone, John Corigliano and Ryuichi Sakamoto are among the composers who recognised her talent and achievements (respectively, at the III Premio Petrassi International Composition Competition in 2009, at the ISFMF Awards in 2014 and at Berlinale Talent Campus 2012 mentoring scheme). Other awards include the 2012 Peer Raben award at Soundtrack Cologne; 2012 Jerry Goldsmith Award in Music for Adverts, Spain; RMA-LA grant at the 2012 ASCAP workshop in Los Angeles; Leverhulme Trust, Fabrica Dei Talenti Scholarship and J. Horovitz award in composition for screen (2008-2010, RCM); SABAM award as nominated best young composer 2016 at World Soundtrack Awards in Gent.

In 2012 she has been one of the three composers selected for the Score Competition at Berlinale Talent Campus, scoring J.P.Zaramella Luminaris (recorded at Babelsberg Studios by Babelsberg Orchestra, Potsdam, Germany).

In the same year she has been selected among the 12 participants of the prestigious ASCAP TV and film scoring workshop with Richard Bellis, recording with the Hollywood Studio Orchestra at Fox studios, Los Angeles.

Together with her own professional commitments, she also worked as assistant for Academy award winning composer Luis Bacalov (2005-2007) and as score programmer and assistant for Emmy award winner Javier Navarrete (2012, Wrath of the Titans; 2014, Zhongkui).

She has composed soundtracks worldwide for several award-winning independent films, documentaries, animations and TV commercials. Recent feature-lengths commitments include American Fango (2016, US/Italy, romantic drama), Love Of My Life (2013, UK/Australia, drama/thriller), The Serbian Lawyer (2014, UK/Serbia, documentary), We Are Many (2014, UK, documentary) and A Quintet (2014, drama).

She is currently developing an original project in music narrative exploring the potential of programmatic music and audience responses, bringing her experience as screen composer back to the concert hall: as part of this project, she has been commissioned by renown ensemble PSAPPHA a new concert piece performed in 2015 in Manchester (as winner of the call for new works organised by Curated Place and Moving Classics – European Network for New Music supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union).

Her style is identified by lush melodies, quirky twists and - when not kidnapped by the fascination of the orchestral palette, for which she has a special preference - interesting blends of acoustic and electronic sounds, but always with a strong interest for enhancing the potential of live instruments and the natural musicianship of the performers.