|Born||26 November 1974|
|Genres||Indie folk, film score, folk rock, alternative rock|
|Occupation(s)||Composer, musician, singer-songwriter|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar, flute, pipa, piano, drums, recorder|
|Piano, Guitars, Flute, Lute|
Stefano Lentini (born 26 November 1974) is a music composer based in Rome, Italy. He has composed and produced music extensively for film, television and theatre, working in a large variety of genres. Stefano Lentini is a part of this new generation of Italian composers who, in the field of soundtracks, have become the worthy hei to Rota, Morricone, Piovani. He is especially interested in non conventional scoring. He has just provided it with his Stabat Mater, as seen in Wong Kar-wai’s The Grandmaster, two Academy Awards nominee. He is the only Italian composer (along with Ennio Morricone) to be represented in US by "The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency".
His first instrument was a classic guitar made by his grandfather, who was a carpenter, out of some old wardrobe doors. He started composing and recording music at a very early age. A multi-instrumentalist, Lentini is known for his use of original tunes on guitar, but also plays piano, bass, drums, flute, lute and several other instruments, often playing all of these on his albums through the use of multitrack recording. This multitude of instruments, including string orchestrations, figure prominently in his compositions, giving his music a symphonic sound.
Stefano Lentini’s television work has screened in Italy and around the world, and includes the Tv Series The Red Door, Braccialetti Rossi Se1/Se2/Se3” (International Emmy Kids Awards nominee), "El Maestro", Bakhita, Drawn for Jury Duty. He composed the soundtrack for feature films “Maresia” (Premiered at 2015 Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal), “The Nest of the Turtledove” (Best Ukrainian Film Odessa 2016), “Grazing The Wall” (Selected at 69th Venice International Film Festival). His album Stabat Mater was iTunes Top 10 Original Score Albums in Belgium, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. It was No.1 in Hong Kong.
Lentini makes use of a variety of instruments, often playing many of them himself on the same track and writes music in various time signatures. He is considered part of the cross-chamber music, but his influences are very broad. His music has been likened to orchestral, ambient music, world music and aesthetically compared to the film music of Ennio Morricone and Alexandre Desplat. Lentini' music often has spiritual themes, and many songs draw inspiration from real stories.
Lentini' first instrument was the guitar, built by his grandfather with the doors of an antique wardrobe. Ever since he was young he dedicated himself to the composition and arrangement of music. He made his debut at the Folkstudio, a historic nightclub in Rome. He graduated with high honours in Cultural Anthropology and studied Ethnomusicology in Rome and in London.
A multi-instrumentalist, Stefano Lentini is known for his use of non-conventional tunes on guitar, but also plays electric bass, piano, drums, and several other instruments, often playing all of these on his albums through the use of multitrack recording. While in school, he studied the lute and flute, which he also plays on his albums. This multitude of instruments, including string orchestrations, figure prominently in his compositions, giving his music a symphonic sound.
- The Red Door Rai Com (2017)
- Stabat Mater - As Seen in Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" Milan Records, Warner Classics (2013)
- Watanka Original Music from the Television Series Braccialetti rossi , Edizioni Curci (2014)
- Non è mai troppo tardi Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, RAI (2014)
- Bakhita Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, RAI (2011)
- Cinematic Soundscape Soundtrack, RAI (2011)
- Tango & Popular Vibes Soundtrack, RAI (2011)
- Il sorteggio Original Soundtrack Motion Picture, RAI (2010)
- Una piccola piccola storia, Le Disco de Rondone (2009)
- Shooting Silvio Original Soundtrack, C.A.M. Original Soundtracks (2007)
- Soundtrack Sampler, Various Artists, C.A.M. Original Soundtracks (2007)
- Soundtrack Sampler, Various Artists, C.A.M. Original Soundtracks (2006)
- Super Naim Experience, Self produced (1999)
- Braccialetti Rossi, Carosello (2014)
- In un altro Paese OST, C.A.M. Original Soundtracks (2005)
- Fiorenza, CNR Entertainment (2009)
- Marte Live Compilation, Various Artists, Procult (2004)
- Maresia, directed by Marcos Guttmann (2015)
- Braccialetti rossi 2, directed by Giacomo Campiotti (2015)
- Sarà Un Paese, directed by Nicola Campiotti (2015)
- Braccialetti rossi, directed by Giacomo Campiotti (2014)
- Non è mai troppo tardi, directed by Giacomo Campiotti (2014)
- The Grandmasters (as: additional composer), directed by Wong Kar Wai (2013)
- "Sfiorando il Muro", directed by Silvia Giralucci (2012)
- "Ailes de Mercure", directed by Olivier Beaudoin (2012)
- Waves, directed by Pilli Cortese (2012)
- "Einer von Uns", directed by Andreas Pichler (2011)
- La nuova armata Brancaleone, directed by Mario Monicelli (2010)
- Il sorteggio, directed by Giacomo Campiotti (2010)
- "Skind Deep", directed by Franco Di Chiera (2010)
- "399 B.C.", rdirected by Nicola Campiotti (2009)
- Ballarò, Music for reportages, conducted by Giovanni Floris (2009)
- "Monitamal", directed by Marco Pisapia (2009)
- Bakhita, directed by Giacomo Campiotti (2008)
- "Death at Dawn", directed by M.M. Koller (2008)
- "La perla tra le labbra", directed by Daniela Morozzi (2007)
- Shooting Silvio, directed by Berardo Carboni (2007)
- "Red Cod", directed by Marco Pisapia (2007)
His album Stabat Mater - As Seen in Wong Kar Wai's "The Grandmaster" is iTunes Top 10 Original Score Albums in Belgium, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Taiwan. Lentini collaborates with English song-writer Charlie Winston for the Main Title of the Tv Series The Red Door. The song, titled "It's Not Impossible" was n#2 in the iTunes Soundtrack Chart in Italy.
- "Stefano Lentini' artist profile". Le Rondone Records. Retrieved 2010-01-10.
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- Stefano Lentini, composer Official Site
- Stefano Lentini on Internet Movie Database
- Interview on Sound & Lite
- Interview on Colonne Sonore.net
- Interview on Film4Life
- News on Cinema Italiano
- Article on Postificio
- Review on Postificio
- News on Lettera 43
- Review on italian newspaper Il Giornale
- Review on italian site Zabriskie Point