Ennio Morricone

Ennio Morricone is among the most prolific and influential movie composers of all time” Ian Gittins, The Guardian

Morricone’s work, unlike that of many film composers, also has a deep resonance and powerful impact in isolation” Jim Carroll, The Irish Times

Born in 1928, the Italian composer Ennio Morricone is one of the most well-known and highly recognised living film composer, with many of his works labelled as the most iconic pieces of film music ever written and recognisable to almost anyone who listens worldwide.  

The genius has composed music for some of the most successful blockbusters of all time that span generations of film releases such as The Mission, The Good the Bad and the Ugly and a plethora of Quentin Tarantino films, all of which are known for their impressive and somewhat moving musical scores (take The Mission for example). From old western styles to full orchestral scores, Morricone writes in an extensive range of different musical genres and caters to a mix of film audiences across the globe.

Morricone has performed his compositions all over the world including the Royal Albert Hall, Hammersmith Apollo and the O2 Arena in 2018 (to name just a few of his UK based shows).

He has sold over 70 million records worldwide, in which he received a “Targo d’Oro” award for his worldwide sales. Winning the Academy Honorary Award in 2007, the Golden Lion Honorary Award in 1995 and the Polar Music Prize in 2010 for his contribution to film music, Morricone has won countless awards within his lifetime for his musical scores; the most notable of which are listed below:

The Academy Award for The Hateful Eight (in which he was the oldest person ever to win an Oscar)

3 Grammy Awards

3 Golden Globe Awards

6 BAFTAs

10 David di Donatello awards

11 Nastro d’Argento awards

2 European Film Awards