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Alberto Iglesias


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ALBERTO IGLESIAS San Sebastián (Spain) 1955
Spain’s most acclaimed composer, Alberto Iglesias, has solid classical training that includes piano,
guitar, composition and counterpoint, as well as electronic music studies. His considerable
experience in film composition began in 1980.
A composer for the concert hall (orchestra, ensemble and string quartet), Alberto Iglesias’ work in
ballet also includes original scores for dancer/choreographer Nacho Duato and his National Dance
Company. He wrote and produced “Cautiva” (1992), “Tabulae” (1994), “Cero Sobre Cero” (1995)
and “Self” (1997), all of which were performed worldwide.
He has composed scores for such avant-garde Spanish directors as Pedro Almodóvar “The Flower
of My Secret”, “Live Flesh”, “All About my Mother”, “Talk to Her”, “Bad Education”, “Volver”, "Broken
Embraces", "The skin I live in",“Los amantes pasajeros”, “Julieta”; Julio Médem “Vacas”, “La ardilla
roja”, “Tierra”, “Los amantes del Círculo Polar”, “Sex and Lucia”, “Ma Ma”; Iciar Bollain “Take my
eyes”, "Even the rain", Bigas Luna “La camarera del Titanic” and Carlos Saura “Dispara”; Isabel
Coixet “Spain in a Day”.
Mr. Iglesias also composed scores for the films “Comandante” Oliver Stone, “The Dancer Upstairs”
John Malkovich, “The Constant Gardener” Fernando Meirelles and “The Kite Runner” Marc
Foster, "Che" Steven Soderbergh, "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" Tomas Alfredson, “Two faces of
January Hossein Amini; “Exodus:Gods & Kings” Ridley Scott.
He won the European Film Award for Best Original Soundtrack for “Volver” and the World
Soundtrack Award for Soundtrack Composer of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack of the
Year (Flanders International Film Festival, Ghent) as well as his nominations for both an Academy
Award and BAFTA for “The Constant Gardener". He has also been awarded ten Goyas and
numerous European accolades. He has also won the Satellite Award for Best Original
Soundtrack for “The Kite Runner” and he was nominated for the Golden Globes and for the
Academy Awards for second time in 2008.
His next score was written in 2008 for the two films of Steven Soderbergh about Ernesto Guevara´s
life, CHE El Argentino and Che Guerrilla.
In 2009 Alberto Iglesias wrote the music for Almodovar´s lates film "Broken Embraces".
During 2010, he composed the music for "También La Lluvia", directed by Icíar Bollaín, and "Le
Moine", directed by Dominik Moll.
In 2011, Alberto Iglesias worked with Almodóvar in his film "The Skin I Live In". Also, and in the
same year, he wrote the music for "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy", a film directed by Tomas
Finishing 2011, Alberto Iglesias recieved the Hollywood Film Composer Award for both "Tinker
Tailor Soldier Spy" and "The Skin I Live In" in the 15th annual Hollywood Film Festival and
Hollywood Film Awards.
In 2012 he was nominated for the Academy Awards -for third time- and for the BAFTA price for
the film "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy". Mr. Iglesias also composed the music for the film “Los
Amantes Pasajeros”, directed by Pedro Almodóvar.
Between 2013 and 2016 Mr. Iglesias composed the music for the films “Two Faces of
January” (Hossein Amini, 2013), “Exodus:Gods & Kings” (Ridley Scott, 2014), “Ma-Ma”
(Julio Médem, 2015), “Julieta” (Pedro Almodóvar, 2016) y “Spain in a Day” (Isabel Coixet,
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