Arturo Díez Boscovich - Musical Director in Residence

Arturo Díez Boscovich born in Malaga (Spain) in 1979. He studied music at the Conservatory of Music of Malaga and studied composition and orchestration with teacher Jaime Martín. Fill studying conducting with teachers Miquel Ortega (Barcelona) and renowned director Mario de Rose in Vienna (Austria).

It is music director of the Teatro Lirico Andaluz (Málaga) and the Lyric Theatre in Huelva. He has been music director of the International Music Festival of Ciudad de Úbeda , where he led in concert for the first time in history of film music a suite from Spartacus by the great master Alex North, a task that continues to play today since the event moved to the Cordoba.

Receives the award for Best Soundtrack at the Curt Fictions Festival in Barcelona, for the music of the film The Dogs of Pavlov (2004) and winner of the third Jerry Goldsmith international competition for young European film music in the section free creation, for his work Don Quixote (Úbeda 2008).

As a composer, he was commissioned to write a piece for the Vía Crucis for choir, soloists and orchestra, which premiered at the Cathedral of Malaga, under his leadership, winning with this work a success. His most important work to date is undoubtedly his work for the award winning short film by Juan Antonio Espigares Fuga for which he received the Jerry Goldsmith for Best Animated Short (Cordoba 2012). His most recent credits include the television series Fragiles and the animated short Miserere.

Ilan Eshkeri

British composer best known for his film scores for Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass, as well as his collaborations with Coldplay, Annie Lennox and Take That. Born in London into a musical family, Eshkeri grew up playing the violin and guitar. He studied Music and English Literature at Leeds University, later learning the art of film composition by working closely with Michael Kamen, Edward Shearmur and Steve McLaughlin.

Early in his career Eshkeri composed the score to the cult British gangster film Layer Cake, which earned him a nomination for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the World Soundtrack Awards.

Eshkeri’s collaborations with bands and solo artists include arrangements of Annie Lennox’s best known songs for her concert with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He also wrote the song Only You for Sinead O’Connor and worked with Take That on the film Stardust.

His career is notable for its diversity; recently he scored Ralph Fiennes‘ Shakespearean directorial debut Coriolanus, and Rowan Atkinson’s comedy caper Johnny English Returns. Among his upcoming projects are Ralph Fiennes next film, The Invisible Woman and Justin and the Knights of Valour directed by Manuel Sicilia.

Rachel Portman

Born in west Sussex, England. She began composing at the age of 14 and read music at Oxford University. She gained experience writing music for drama in BBC and Channel 4 films, however the majority of her work has been in film.

Rachel won an Academy award for her score for Emma and Academy nominations for Chocolat and The Cider House Rules. She has been fortunate to work with directors Roman Polanski (Oliver Twist), Norman Jewison (Only You), Jonathan Demme (Beloved, Truth About Charlie, Manchurian Candidate), Robert Redford (Legend of Bagger Vance), Mike Leigh (Life is Sweet), as well as countless others.

She has written a musical of Little House on the Prairie as well as an opera of Saint Exupery’s The Little Prince for Houston Grand Opera and The Water Diviner, a dramatic choral symphony commissioned for the BBC Proms concerts. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours.


Mychael Danna

Honorary president

Born in Winnipeg on September 20th 1958, is recognized as one of the most versatile and original voices in film music. He studied music composition at the University of Toronto, winning the Glenn Gould Composition Scholarship in 1985.

This reputation has led him to work with such acclaimed directors as Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus), Catherine Hardwicke (The Nativity Story), Scott Hicks (Hearts in Atlantis), Neil LaBute (Lakeview Terrace), Ang Lee (The Ice Storm), Gillies MacKinnon (Regeneration), James Mangold (Girl Interrupted), Deepa Mehta (Water), Bennett Miller (Capote), Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding), Billy Ray (Breach), Joel Schumacher (8MM), Robert Schwentke (The Time Traveler’s Wife), Istvan Szabo (Being Julia), Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher), and Marc Webb (500 Days of Summer).

Recent work includes Moneyball for director Bennett Miller, as well as Ang Lee’s Life of Pi which is actually nominated to 2012′s Academy Awards.

Entre sus trabajos más recientes se incluyen Moneyball: Rompiendo las reglas para el director Bennett Miller o La vida de Pi del director Ang Leepor la que logró el Globo de Oro así como una nominación a los Oscars 2012.

Federico Jusid

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1973, holds a “Master of Music” degree from The Manhattan School of Music, New York; a “New England CSS”, Boston; and “Diplôme de Exécution Musicale” with an “Antorchas” scholarship held at Brussels, apart from his “Bachelor Degree” from the Buenos Aires Conservatory. Jusid started his musical studies with 7 years old.

Since then he developed a career as a piano performer (awarded in many international music competitions and festivals) and as composer he composed the original soundtrack for more than 25 feature films, TV series, and music for the concert hall, premiered throughout Europe and America by recognized soloist and chamber ensembles. Most well known for his work, together with Emilio Kauderer, for “The Secret in Their Eyes“. Nowadays, Jusid is a resident performer and composer of the Sonor Ensemble, Associate teacher at the Complutense University of Madrid and is the director of the music company Filmscores Productions in Madrid, Spain.


Marco Beltrami

Born October 7, 1966 in Long Island, New York, of Italian and Greek descent. Graduated from Brown University and studied at the Yale School of Music, and then moved west to the USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles, where he studied under legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith. Best known for his work scoring horror films such as Mimic (1997), Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (2011), The Woman in Black (2012), and all four films in the Scream franchise (1995-2011). Apart from horror/thriller and action, he also scores independent films such as The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys and Tommy Lee JonesThe Three Burials Of Melquiades Estrada.

Nominated for an Emmy Award for his score for the film David and Lisa in 1998, indicating a desire to spread his musical wings beyond the bounds of his genre pigeonholing. Beltrami earned an Academy Award nomination for his work on James Mangold’s acclaimed 2007 western remake, 3:10 to Yuma. Despite having met a mixed critical response, he was also nominated, alongside Buck Sanders, for the 2010 Academy Award for Best Original Score for his score to The Hurt Locker. Won a Satellite Award for Best Original Score for Soul Surfer (2011). One of his recent works include Live Free or Die Hard and A Good Die to Die Hard, the fourth and fifth installments in the Die Hard series. Among his upcoming projects are The Wolverine and World War Z.

Roque Baños

Roque Baños was born in Jumilla (Murcia) in 1968. He began his musical education at the “Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia” where he finished elementary level, specializing in saxophone, obtaining Honors in both Music Theory and in Saxophone. Later on, in 1986, he moved to Madrid, completing his studies at the Madrid Royal Conservatory of Music with honors and several merit mentions.

Since 1998 when he scored his first film Secondary Roads directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro, he has worked with Spain’s most renowned directors such as Alex de la Iglesia, Daniel Monzon, Carlos Saura, Emilio Martinez Lazaro, or Santiago Segura to name a few, and other internationally acclaimed directors such as Jonathan Glazor, Brad Anderson, Marcelo Piñeyro or Gerard Junot amongst others.

His work as a film composer has been distinguished with numerous awards and nominations, both with national and international recognition. Like won Best Original Score for 13 roses and Oxford Murders at the Goya Awards, or won Best Original Score for Commonwealth, Oxford Murders and Cell 211 at the Spanish Recording Academy of Music Awards.

Nani García

Born in A Coruña, 1955 is a composer, musician and record producer. He trained as a composition and jazz musician in Sweden between 1976 and 1980 with Mariano Cortéz (a Chilean musician from Luciano Berio’s School) and Uffe Sandberg (a Scandinavian jazz pianist). At the same time, he took his Linguistic courses at the universities of Upsala and Stockholm.

In the 90s, he started combining his activity as a soloist with his work as a producer and musical arranger for different Galician artists and Galician national editorials.

In 2004, immersed in a personal and professional search, he went into artistic partnership with Miguelanxo Prado in a project that became a reality in 2006 in the animated film De Profundis, which was internationally recognized. This work allowed him to get directly into symphonic music creation, getting involved and fostering his role as a composer. Apart from other works, such as soundtracks for movies and series, (Guante Blanco – TVE, El niño de barro), in 2009 he premiered the narrated operetta for voice and clarinet quartet A Berenguela, based on a text by the poet Manuel Maria. One of his latest works, Wrinkles based on Paco Roca’s acclaimed comic of the same name, has received the praise of the critics and fans alike.


Peter Bernstein

Peter Bernstein has scored feature films, episodes of television, made for T.V. movies and mini-series, which together amount to over 500 projects. His musical experience began with his father, Elmer Bernstein, the Academy Award winning film composer whose credits include,The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mockingbird, Ghostbusters, and The Age of Innocence.

Peter was going to recording sessions before he was going to school and learned to conduct symphonies from memory by watching his father practice. Eventually he became Elmer’s lead orchestrator while simultaneously pursuing a career as a composer, record producer and bass player. He orchestrated and arranged huge successes such as Animal House and Ghostbusters as well as the scored portions of Michael Jackson’s Thriller video. His first major orchestral assignment was The Ewok Movie for LucasFilm (a major TV event in its time). He also went on to score its sequel. His first TV series was the huge hit 21 Jump Street.

Peter conducted sessions for several of Elmer’s scores including Three Amigos and The Babe, and wrote a third of one of Elmer’s last scores – Wild Wild West. Peter has composed music in almost every imaginable style and combination of instruments, voices and synths.


Zacarias M. de la Riva

Unlike other composers, he was not trained in the world of music since childhood, but at first he pursued a carreer as a telecommunication engineer. A personal decision leads him to move to another country and change studies. He arrives in Boston where he studies at the BerkleeCollege of Music, achieving a dual degree in Composition and Film Scoring. In 2004 he composed the music for the first Tadeo Jones short (directed by Enrique Gato) and its sequel (both won the Goya Award for Best Animated Short) and afterwards he starts an extensive work for the horror genre with pictures as THE NUN- LA MONJA (Luis De la Madrid) , BENEATH STILL WATERS (Brian Yuzna) and REGRESO A MOIRA (Mateo Gil). In 2006 he begins his collaboration with Elias Querejeta, composing music for several of his documentaries as NOTICIAS DE UNA GUERRA (2006), CERCA DE TUS OJOS (2009) and LAS CATEDRALES DEL VINO (2009). In 2007 he meets Manuel Carballo who was shooting his first film for Filmax, and for whom he composes the score of EL ÚLTIMO JUSTO. He also composed the music for his next film THE POSSESSION OF EMMA EVANS (2010). In 2008 he participated in the international co-productions THE ANARCHIST’S WIFE , CARMO and IMAGO MORTIS. In 2009, 2010 and 2011 he continues his work as a composer for films covering several different genres. From the psychological thriller HIERRO, to the comedy ¿ESTÁS AHÍ?, through documentaries like VOCES DE MOZAMBIQUE or LUZ DE MAR, and animated films as COPITO DE NIEVE or TAD THE LOST EXPLORER, The latter a blockbuster awarded with four Goya awards.