Dario Marianelli is a popular Italian film music composer, known for his piano and orchestral works. He was born on June 21, 1963 in Pisa, Italy. At the age of 6, he studied piano and started singing as a chorister. But when he had a problem with his voice, he focused in playing piano and composing music. He later studied privately and became an external student around Florence, Livorno and Lucca and became a counterpoint student before shifting to England. Later, he attended Guildhall School of Music and Drama and studied for three years in England’s National Film and Television School. He started scoring for films in the year 1994, through Paddy Breathnach’s Alisa. For the past two decades, Dario composes soundtracks for several films including the adventure fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm and the romance film, Pride and Prejudice in 2005; the British romantic war film, Atonement in 2007; and the British epic romantic drama film,
He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score, International Film Music Critics Award for Score of the Year and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, for his brilliant work in Atonement. He also earned several nominations for his wonderful score in Pride and Prejudice and Anna Karenina. Dario also scored for films like Pandaemonium, The Warrior, In this World, This Little Life, The Return, V for Vendetta, Goodbye Bafana, The Brave One,
, Agora (where he was nominated at the Goya Awards for Best Original Score in Spain),
Eat Pray Love
and 2015’s Everest. He collaborated with famous filmmaker,
in Pride and Prejudice, Atonement, The Soloist and Anna Karenina. In 2006, Dario was invited to join at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).