Andrea is an award-winning composer for film, theatre and visual media. He was born and raised in Rome, Italy, where he pursued both university and conservatoire studies, graduating with honours in Philosophy (2009) and later in Music Composition (2013), under composer and mentor Ferdinando Nazzaro. During the school years, he took part in various choral and band projects, composing, arranging and performing as tenor, guitarist and keyboardist. He then moved to London in 2013 to attend the Royal College of Music, where he received a Distinction MMus in Composition for Screen in 2015. Upon completion of his studies, Andrea had already recorded several orchestral scores and was involved in international collaborations on films from the UK, US, Canada, France, Portugal, Italy. His scores were also travelling to film festivals in Europe and America.
Andrea has then been commissioned by film productions and clients internationally, working on projects supported by Creative Europe ‘Astrologaster’ (Nyamyam), 2017, Inflo Films/BravoFact ‘The Big Crunch’, 2016, Film London/Flamin ‘Ophelia 2.0’, 2016 and The Hospital Club Foundation. His recent work includes a role as producer for the recording of Vito Palumbo’s Violin Concerto, recorded at Abbey Road Studio 1 with the London Symphony Orchestra, and a score commission for the upcoming feature film ‘Speaking in Tongues’ with Nathan Deming, USA, 2018.
In 2016 Andrea was awarded a place as a Music Creative in the Hospital Club Emerging Creatives Programme, starting a 1 year residency at the Club with a grant to produce the score for ‘The Big Crunch’, directed by Dusty Mancinelli (Slamdance Grand Jury Prize in 2016). In the same year he was nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award for ‘Best Original Score for a Feature Film’, with his score for the European Western ‘The Porter Brothers’, directed by Wilhelm Kuhn. In 2015, Andrea won a Jerry Goldsmith Award for his chamber piece ‘Song For Adele’. In 2013 he was awarded the 2nd prize in the Lviv Music Composition Contest for the choral composition ‘Ave Maria’, which was premiered by the Galician Chamber Choir. Andrea’s work has been screened at the Barbican Centre, the National Art Gallery, the BFI and the V&A Museum, and at festivals such as TIFF, Clermont-Ferrand, BFI Flare, Fantasia, Screamfest LA, Atlanta Film Festival, Aesthetica Short Film Festival, FEST and the European Independent Film Festival. Most recently Andrea composed the title music to ‘Il Contagio’ with Paolo Vivaldi. The feature received its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and was released in 100 Italian cinemas in September 2017.