BIO

My story in detail - the long read

Enrica studied piano and traditional and contemporary composition in Italy, gradually bringing her mastery and experience to screen composition since 2006. Since 2009 she has been living in London, where she got in contact with the high-profile world of the international film music industry. Music department credits include Wrath of the Titans (2012), Zhongkui (2014), Raoul Taburin (2018) - as assistant for Emmy award winner Javier Navarrete -  Life (2017) and Mowgli (2018) - as assistant to renown orchestrator Nicholas Dodd. She has composed soundtracks worldwide for several films, documentaries, animations, TV commercials and libraries (EMI). Her music and arrangements have been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 (UK), Radio Rai 3 (Italy), Amazon Prime Video, Channel 5, ITV. Her style is identified by lush melodies 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, always with a strong passion for enhancing the natural musicianship of the performers.


Luis Bacalov, Ennio Morricone, John Corigliano and Ryuichi Sakamoto are among the composers who recognised her talent and achievements (respectively, in 2005-2007 as assistant and coordinator of Bacalov’s concert works, 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). 

She’s been nominated for the prestigious SABAM award for young composer at the Word Soundtrack Awards in Gent (2016, her work performed by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Dirk Brossè).   

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 defines herself as a composer crossing the boundaries between film and concert music.

Awards

  • Nominated at the 2016 SABAM award for best young composer (Gent, 2016) 

  • Winner of Curated Place competition Moving Classics and commissioned by ensemble PSAPPHA (March 2015) and supported by Creative Europe Programme of the European Union

  • CRYSTAL PINE AWARD for her score Coda at the 2014 ISFMF Festival (Jury Panel head: John Corigliano)

  • RMA-LA Grant for her score at the 2012 ASCAP FILM AND TV SCORING WORKSHOP (Los Angeles)

  • Peer Raben Award for her score Suckablood (Cologne, Germany, 2012)

  • First prize at the International Composition & Composition for Screen Competition Premio Petrassi (head of jury: Ennio Morricone; Italy, 2009)

  • Jerry Goldsmith Award for Natural Cycle as best music in advertising (Cordoba, Spain, 2012)

  • J. Horovitz Award in Composition for Screen (Royal College of Music, London, 2009)

  • Leonardo Da Vinci scholarship winner (2011) 

  • Leverhulme Trust award recipient (2008-2010, UK)

  • Fabrica Dei Talenti scholarship recipient for her outstanding skills and achievements in composition and academic studies (2008, Italy)

  • 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)

Education

  • Royal College of Music, London, UK, 2008-2010: MMus in Advanced Composition (pathway in Screen Composition) - Distinction

  • L. Refice Conservatoire, Frosinone, IT, 1998-2007: Composition Diploma (Master degree equivalent) - Distinction

  • L. Refice Conservatoire, Frosinone, IT,1996-2000: Piano Diploma (Master degree equivalent) - Distinction

  • La Sapienza University, Rome, IT, 2005-2007: Postgraduate Degree in Musicology and Music Heritage (Master degree equivalent) - 110 cum laude / 110

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