Ilan Eshkeri

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

Ilan Eshkeri is a British neoclassical composer known for his concert music, films scores and artist collaborations.

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.


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. Currently he is working on the music for Collide (Starring Nicholas Hoult, Felicity Jones, Ben Kingsley, Anthony Hopkins) and The Kaiser’s Last Kiss (starring Lily James), both due to be released in 2016. Ilan has collaborated with legendary 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. Mr Eshkeri is currently composing a ballet with David LaChapelle and Sergei Polunin and writing his first solo record.




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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.[3]

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

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