Cesar Benito

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Cesar Benito
Cesar Benito conducting at Fox Studios.JPG
Background information
Genres Film score, Film music, Pop rock, Musical theatre
Occupations Composer, Songwriter, Conductor, Performer, Producer
Instruments Piano, Guitar
Website cesarbenito.com

Cesar Benito is a Los Angeles-based composer, and music producer originally from Marbella, Spain. Best known for composing the music scores of some of Spain's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful TV series in recent years, including Los Protegidos, La Chica de Ayer (Spanish remake of the BBC's Life on Mars), Vive Cantando and El Tiempo Entre Costuras–based on Spain's biggest bestseller novel by author Maria Dueñas, for which Cesar won the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Television's Iris Award for Best Score. His soundtrack album for El Tiempo Entre Costuras reached #1 on iTunes Store Soundtrack Albums and #2 on iTunes Store Albums (all categories) in Spain. His work for the big screen includes the scores for the critically acclaimed films Mía Sarah, Ways to Live Forever, and Savaged.

Work[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Title Nationality
2013 Savaged USA
2010 Ways to Live Forever UK / Spain
2007 Shevernatze
Cielito Lindo
Spain
USA
2006 Mía Sarah Spain

Television[edit]

Year Title Genre Nationality
2013-2014 El Tiempo Entre Costuras
Vive Cantando
Series
Series
Spain
Spain
2010-2012 Los Protegidos Series Spain
2009 La Chica de Ayer (Remake of BBC's Life on Mars)
Cambio de Sentido
Series
Documentary
UK / Spain
Spain / Mexico
2006 Madrid de Arriba Abajo Documentary Spain

Discography[edit]

Year Title Genre Credit Record label
2014 El Tiempo Entre Costuras Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Piano, Producer MovieScore Media
2013 Ways To Live Forever (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) Soundtrack Composer, Piano Warrior Records
2011 Ways to Live Forever Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Piano, Producer MovieScore Media
2010 Salvame de Ti Pop Arranger, Conductor, Piano, Guitars, Producer Bubu Records
2008 The Kurt Weill Project Alternative Pop Arranger, Orchestrator, Programming LML Music
2007 Mía Sarah Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Piano, Producer Filmax Music

Choral music[edit]

  • Malagueña (1994)
  • Et Ecce Vox (1994)

Instrumental music[edit]

  • Concerto for Guitar and Strings (1998)
  • Organ Sonata (1998)

Awards and nominations[edit]


Premios Goldspirit (Spain)

  • 2014 Mejor BSO Española (Best Spanish Score): El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Winner)
  • 2014 Compositor Revelación (Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year) (Winner)
  • 2014 Mejor Compositor Español (Best Spanish Composer) (Nominated)
  • 2014 Mejor BSO de Televisión (Best Score for TV): El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)


XVI Premios Iris de la Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes de Televisión de España

  • 2013 Mejor Música de Televisión (Best Score for Television): El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Winner)


International Film Music Critics Association

  • 2013 Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year (Nominated)
  • 2013 Best Original Score for a Television Series: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)


Reel Music Awards

  • 2013 Best Television Score: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)
  • 2013 Score of the Year: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)


Movie Music UK Awards

  • 2013 Best Score - Television: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)


Spanish Film Music Critics Awards (Spain)

  • 2013 Best Composer (Nominated)
  • 2013 Best Score: El Tiempo Entre Costuras (Nominated)
  • 2007 Best Breakthrough Composer (Nominated)


Cinema Writers Circle Awards (Spain)

  • 2011 Best original score: Ways to Live Forever (Nominated)
  • 2007 Best original score: Mía Sarah (Nominated)


Garden State Film Festival

  • 2007 Best Orchestral Composition: Mía Sarah (Winner)


1995 International Competition of Choral Composition (Rota, Spain)

  • 1st Prize: Malagueña (for mixed choir)


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