Bio


 Former pianist, Enrica studied traditional and contemporary composition in Italy, gradually bringing her mastery and experience to screen composition since 2005. Since then, she rapidly achieved outstanding recognitions such as the First Prize at the Premio Petrassi International Composition Competition (2009, Latina, Italy; head of jury: Ennio Morricone), followed by a number of awards (notably, 2012 Peer Raben award at Soundtrack Cologne; 2012 Jerry Goldsmith Award in advert music at Ubeda, Spain; RMA-LA grant at the 2012 ASCAP workshop in Los Angeles and the 2014 Crystal Pine Award at Samobor Film Festival, headed by John Corigliano). She moved in UK in 2008 where she gained her MMus in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music of London (2010), awarded with distinction and supported by Leverhulme Trust, Henry Wood Scholarship, Fabrica Dei Talenti Scholarship and J. Horoviz award in composition for screen.

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.

She has composed soundtracks worldwide for several award-winning independent films, documentaries, animations and TV commercials. Currently, she is developing an original project in music narrative exploring the potential of programmatic music and audience responses.

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).

Since September 2011 she is Professor in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music.

 

Awards and Nominations

  • Crystal Pine ISFMF Award 2014 for Coda as best music in short film. 
  • Crystal Pine ISFMF Award 2014 nomination for feature film Love Of My Life
  • Peer Raben Music Award 2012 for Suckablood as Best Music in short film. Jury statement says: 'Suckablood honors the horror movie genre, in which all of the important components of production fit perfectly together. It possesses a musical arc that compliments the time structure of the film. Enrica Sciandrone pays hommage to classic 70s horror scores while also creates a contemporary interpretation of the horror genre.'
  • RMA-LA Grant 2012 for best music and performance at the ASCAP TV and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis (Los Angeles)
  • Jerry Goldsmith Award 2012 for Natural Cycle as Best Music in advertising
  • Peer Raben Award Nomination at Soundtrack Cologne 2011 (best music for a short film, Half Moon soundtrack)
  • Jerry Goldsmith Award Nomination for Big Ben (2011) at Ubeda Festival, Spain.
  • Peer Raben Award Nomination at the Soundtrack of Cologne 2010 (best music for a short film, Big Ben soundtrack)
  • First prize at the International Composition Competition Premio Petrassi (head of jury: Ennio Morricone; Italy, 2009).
  • J. Horovitz Award in Composition for Screen (Royal College of Music, London, 2009), not assigned since 2004, when Michael McEvoy, the former area leader of the course in Composition for screen, received it. 
  • Finalist at the Sound of Perfume Competition with Lunantica (Britten Theatre, London, 2009)
  • Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship recipient (2011, Italy/UK)
  • Leverhulme Trust recipient (2008-2010, UK)
  • Henry Wood scholarship recipient (2008, UK)
  • Fabrica Dei Talenti scholarship recipient for her outstanding skills and achievements in composition and academic studies (2008, Italy)
  • Special Award at the International Composition Competition Premio Petrassi (head of jury: Ennio Morricone; Italy, 2007).
  • Vinicio Mancini scholarship as best graduated student at Conservatoire L. Refice 2007
  • Emma Contestabile Scholarship (2005 – 2006, Italy) offered by International Chigiana Academy of Siena for her achievements at Luis Bacalov’s Masterclass in Composition for Screen
  • First Prize at the Rotary Club Competition with Canzone e Danza (2005, Auditorium of Rome, Italy; performed by Gomalan Brass Quintet)
  • Finalist at the Vieri Tosatti Composition Competition with Monologo Interiore (2005, Auditorium of Rome, Italy; performed by Piccola Orchestra 900)

 

Education

 

  • MMus in Advanced Composition (Composition for Screen) with distinction at the Royal College of Music (London, 2010)
  • Composition Degree (M. Antonio Di Pofi, 2007, Italy)
  • Postgraduate degree in Musicology at La Sapienza University of Rome (2007)
  • Merit Degree at the Composition for screen course of Chigiana Academy (M. Luis Bacalov, 2005)
  • Master in composition for screen at National Cinema School of Rome (2004).
  • Piano Degree (M. Gilda Buttà, 2000, Italy)

 

News

18/7/14

A Quintet, omnibus feature film, has been released. Happy to share this news and to celebrate with director Roberto Cuzzillo and all the team of Polaroid. 

June 2014

The soundtrack of feature film Love Of My Life has been released on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify and other music platforms. 

4/5/14

Skinship, short art film by Nichola Wong, has been succesfully completed and it is entering the festival circuit. 

15/4/14

Some tracks of mine have been included in the feature documentary film 'We Are Many' about the political protest on 15th February 2003. 

February 2014

I have completed the soundtrack for feature documentary 'The Serbian Lawyer', by Aleks Nikolic. 

20/12/13

National TV advert for Mondadori Bookstore. 

5/6/13 

Lunantica (solo piano piece) has been used by talented videoartist Tamarin Norwood to be her inspiration for her new work. Screening at Central S. Martins, London, friday 7th, 6.30pm. 

31/5/13

Release of Composer Vol. II, album performed by renown cello-piano duo Luca Pincini - Gilda Buttà. Among the works, my composition Petite Pavane. 

25/5/13

Completion of Hell To Pay, short film made by award-winning director and writer Karen Hope. 

18/4/13

Recording of Love Of My Life soundtrack, feature film. More news soon!

28/6/12

Natural Cycle soundtrack won the  2012 Jerry Goldsmith Award as best music in advertising.

8/6/12

Getting ready for going to Los Angeles. I've been selected for the prestigious ASCAP Film and Television Scoring Workshop 2012. 

29/12/2011

Selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus Score Competition in February 2012. 

1/12/2011

Working on Wrath of The Titans as Javier Navarrete's assistant and score preparator for Nicholas Dodd. 

26/09/2011

I'll be one of the featured composers for the European Programme WIMUST (Women In Music Uniting Strategies for Talent) ten days residencies in Fiuggi 2011 (Italy). More news at this link. To listen to my arrangement 'Gaudete' have a go to the website of Quartet Image

19/09/2011

I have started working for the Royal College of Music as Professor in Composition for Screen. I'm honoured to represent such a great Institution. 

18/06/2011

My score for Big Ben has been nominated for the Jerry Goldsmith Awards at Ubeda Film Festival

 

02/03/2011

My work Lunantica for piano and Pavane for Cello and Piano to be performed at the Italian Cultural Institute of London by Stefania Passamonte and Lora Marinova, as part of the cultural busy agenda of the Institute. 

23/12/2010

Leonardo Da Vinci Grant for a fellowship at RCM, teaching and supporting students of the Composition for Screen course. 

 

27/10/2010

The soundtrack for Big Ben has been nominated for the Peer Raben Award at the Soundtrack of Cologne Festival.