Ilan Eshkeri is an English film composer.
Eshkeri was born in London to an Israeli father and a French mother. During his childhood, he learned to play the violin and guitar and later went on to play in a rock band. Eshkeri attended Leeds University where he studied music and English literature. During this time he also worked with fellow film composers Edward Shearmur, Michael Kamen and music producer Steve McLaughlin.
Eshkeri got his break following his work on Back to Gaya. He was asked to score Layer Cake, and he later received a nomination for Discovery of the Year at the World Soundtrack Awards. He has since collaborated with the director of Layer Cake, Matthew Vaughn, on a number of other films, including Stardust which earned Eshkeri a nomination for Breakout Composer of the Year and won him the International Film Music Critics Association award for Best Original Score'. Eshkeri and Vaughn's most recent collaboration was the film adaptation of Kick-Ass.
Eshkeri's other notable works include The Young Victoria, which was nominated for this year's Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score; Warner Bros' martial arts epic Ninja Assassin, Dino DeLaurentiis' Hannibal Rising, and producing the BAFTA-nominated score to Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll. Eshkeri has also collaborated with various songwriters including Annie Lennox and David Gilmour, and has worked with Take That.
In 2012, Eshkeri was commissioned by Keith H. Yoo to write a composition for Yoo Byung-euns photo exhibition in the Tuileries Garden of The Louvre in Paris. The twelve-part tone poem titled "Through My Window" was pre-recorded in Abbey Road Studios by the London Metropolitan Orchestra, the 46 minutes composition played alongside the exhibition, and it was later released on Blu-ray Disc.
- Trinity (2001)
- Layer Cake (2004)
- Ring of the Nibelungs (2004)
- Hannibal Rising (2007)
- Straightheads (2007)
- Strength and Honour (2007)
- Stardust (2007)
- Virgin Territory (2008)
- Telstar (2008)
- The Young Victoria (2009)
- Ninja Assassin (2009)
- From Time to Time (2009)
- Centurion (2010)
- Kick-Ass (2010)
- Blitz (2011)
- Johnny English Reborn (2011)
- Coriolanus (2012)
- I Give it a Year (2013)
- Austenland (2013)
- Justin and the Knights of Valor (2013)
- Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa (2013)
- 47 Ronin (2013)
- The Invisible Woman (2014)
- Colosseum: A Gladiator's Story (2003)
- Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death (2003)
- The Banker (2004)
- Trial & Retribution XX Siren (2008)
- Trial & Retribution XXI Ghost Train (2008)
- Trial & Retribution XXII Shooter (2008)
- The Snowman and The Snowdog (with Andy Burrows) (2012)
2007 International Film Music Critics Association nomination for Best Original Fantasy Score: Stardust
2008 Malibu Film Festival Winner for Best Soundtrack: Strength & Honour
2010 BAFTA nomination for Best Music: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (music producer)
2010 Ivor Novello nomination for Best Original Film Score: The Young Victoria
- "Biography". ilaneshkeri.com. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
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- Ian Sapiro (16 July 2013). Ilan Eshkeri's Stardust: A Film Score Guide. Scarecrow Press. pp. 14–. ISBN 978-0-8108-9166-1.
- "Through My Window: A Tone Poem in Twelve Parts". Ilaneshkeri.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
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- "Ahae Through My Window (Blu-ray)". Ahaeproducts.com. Retrieved 2014-06-09.
- Greening, Chris (May 25, 2014). "Ilan Eshkeri scores The Sims 4 with the London Metropolitan". Game Music Online. Retrieved June 9, 2014.
- "2007 Award Winners Announced By International Film Music Critics Association". SoundtrackNet. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2009-08-15.