Ilan Eshkeri

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Ilan Eshkeri
Origin London, England
Genres Film scores
Occupation(s) Composer
Years active 2000–present

Ilan Henry Eshkeri is an English film composer.

Early life[edit]

Eshkeri was born in London.[1] 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.[2] 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.




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In 2005, Ilan was nominated for Discovery of the Year with Layer Cake from The World Soundtrack Academy Awards

Eshkeri was named Best New Composer of 2007 by the International Film Music Critics Association for his score to Stardust.[4]

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


  1. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "World Soundtrack Academy — History". Retrieved 2009-08-15. 
  3. ^ Greening, Chris (May 25, 2014). "Ilan Eshkeri scores The Sims 4 with the London Metropolitan". Game Music Online. Retrieved June 9, 2014. 
  4. ^ "2007 Award Winners Announced By International Film Music Critics Association". SoundtrackNet. 2008-02-20. Retrieved 2009-08-15. 

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