Italian composer 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 three years at the National Film and Television School, graduating in 1997.
His film scores include Paddington 2 (2017), Darkest Hour (2017), Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Everest (2015), The Boxtrolls (2014), Anna Karenina (2012), Jane Eyre (2011), Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011), Eat Pray Love (2010), The Soloist (2009), Agora (2009), Atonement (2007), V for Vendetta (2006) and Pride and Prejudice (2005). He has written orchestral music for the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the Britten-Pears Orchestra, as well as vocal music for the BBC Singers, incidental music for the Royal Shakespeare Company, and several ballet scores.
His score for Atonement won the Oscar, Golden Globe and Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. In 2006, he was awarded the Classical Brit Award for Composer of The Year for his score for Pride & Prejudice, which was also nominated for an Oscar and an Ivor Novello Award. His scores for Anna Karenina and Kubo and the Two Strings both won the Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score.
Marianelli’s ‘Voyager’ Violin Concerto also had its world premiere in Brisbane, Australia, performed by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra. The piece was featured alongside a lecture given by Professor Brian Cox and has since gone on to be performed by the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Daniel Harding and featuring acclaimed violinist Jack Liebeck.
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