|Born||7 April 1977|
|Origin||London, United Kingdom|
|Occupation(s)||Film composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor|
Ilan Eshkeri (born 7 April 1977) is a British neoclassical composer known for his concert music, films scores and artist collaborations.
Eshkeri was born in London. 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.
His extensive catalogue of film and TV scores include Still Alice, Stardust, The Young Victoria, Doctor Thorne, Shaun The Sheep and David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive. Additional work includes music for Collide (Starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley and Anthony Hopkins) and The Kaiser's Last Kiss (starring Lily James), both released in 2016. Eshkeri has collaborated with artists David Gilmour, Annie Lennox, KT Tunstall, Amon Tobin and Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs) among others. He recently worked with the European Space Agency on music for astronaut Tim Peake's Principia mission. In addition he has conducted his own works at The Louvre in Paris, The Rudolfinum in Prague and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
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.
2017 saw Eshkeri compose a ballet with famed photographer and director David LaChapelle and infamous ballet dancer Sergei Polunin titled Narcissus and Echo. The performance debuted March 14th, 2017 at the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London.
|2004||The Banker||Hattie Dalton||—|
|2008||Cinco de Mayo||Giles Greenwood||—|
|2011||The Snowman and the Snowdog||Hilary Audus||Composed with Andy Burrows|
|2014||Once Upon a Time in London||Joséphine de La Baume||—|
|2015||The Gift||Stu Weiner||—|
|2003||Colosseum: Rome's Arena of Death||Tilman Remme||—|
|2004||Dark Kingdom: The Dragon King||Uli Edel||—|
|2005||Ape to Man||Nic Young||—|
|2006||The First Emperor||Nic Young||—|
|2009||Micro Men||Saul Metzstein||—|
|2011||Eric and Ernie||Jonny Campbell||—|
|2012||Planet Dinosaur: Ultimate Killers||Nigel Paterson||—|
|2014||David Attenborough's Natural History Museum Alive||Daniel M. Smith||—|
|2017||Judi Dench: My Passion for Trees||Harvey Lilley||—|
|2009||Trial & Retribution||3 episodes|
|2009||Waking the Dead||6 episodes|
|2010–2012||Strike Back||Series 1–3, 26 episodes|
|2011||Richard Hammond's Journey to the Centre of the Planet||Two episodes|
|2011||Planet Dinosaur||Episode: "Lost World"|
|2014||Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond||4 episodes|
|2015–2016||Great Barrier Reef||3 episodes|
|2016||Doctor Thorne||3 episodes|
|2019||The Athena||5 episodes|
|2020||A Perfect Planet||6 episodes|
|2014||The Sims 4||—|
|2020||Ghost of Tsushima||Composed with Shigeru Umebayashi|
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)
2020 SCL Awards nomination for Outstanding Original Score for Interactive Media: Ghost of Tsushima
- "Biography". ilaneshkeri.com. Archived from the original on 16 July 2014. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
- Lee, Sarah; Fidler, Matt (15 March 2017). "Project Polunin: Backstage with the blazing dancer – in pictures". The Guardian.
- "A Perfect Planet, Volcano Series 1". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 3 January 2021.
- Greening, Chris (25 May 2014). "Ilan Eshkeri scores The Sims 4 with the London Metropolitan". Game Music Online. Retrieved 9 June 2014.
- Meyer, Bradley D. (2 July 2020). "Score of Tsushima: The Soundtrack of Ghost of Tsushima". PlayStation Blog. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
- "2007 Award Winners Announced By International Film Music Critics Association". SoundtrackNet. 20 February 2008. Retrieved 15 August 2009.