He is currently considered one of the most influential composers and pianists in the Italian music scene. His style is the result of a long experience composing for the theatre, advertising (for brands such as Alitalia, Bulgari and New Holland) and for the cinema.
His music is always inspired by film and visual media, whether that is celebrating Pasolini, writing a complete soundtrack for “Fight For Freedom”, a recent film about Muhammad Ali, or “To duration – A tribute to Peter Handke” in 2017; and more creating the original soundtracks for “Hitler versus Picasso and The Others: The Nazi Obsession for Art and Van Gogh, of wheat fields and clouded skies”, two art movies released in April and May 2018 in over than 50 countries. In the latest soundtrack composed for “The Water Lilies by Monet, The Magic of Water and Light” the score mixes electronic and symphonic elements, making the female voice a metaphor for water lilies. At the beginning of 2019 Sony Masterworks published worldwide the three related albums from the movies soundtracks composed for great art at cinema.
Besides to the soundtracks, he released 1 live album and 5 studio albums: the latest is “Nocturne” (Sony Music) .
Hania Rani is an award-winning pianist, composer and singer. Her debut album “Esja”, a beguiling collection of solo piano pieces on Gondwana Records was released to international acclaim in 2019, earning Rani four prestigious Fryderyk Awards including “Best Debut Album”, “Best Alternative Album” and “Best New Arrangement”, in recognition from the Polish music industries very own Grammys. In the same year, Rani became the “Discovery of the Year 2019” in the Empik Bestseller Awards whilst also earning the distinguished Sanki Award for the “New Face of Polish Music”.
Her follow-up sophomore album, the expansive, cinematic, “Home”, was released in 2020 on Gondwana Records and finds Rani expanding her palate: adding vocals and subtle electronics to her music as well as being accompanied by bassist Ziemowit Klimek and drummer Wojtek Warmijak. The album earned Rani another notable accolade of ‘Best Composer’, a further acknowledgement from Fryderyk and with Rough Trade including it in their essential “Albums of the Year”.
In 2021, Hania signed her publishing rights to Wise Music Group, where her music is represented next to names like Olafur Arnalds, Dustin O’Halloran, Hildur Guðnadóttir and Ludovico Einaudi. That year also brought “Music for Film and Theatre” a personal selection of recent compositions for film, theatre and other projects released on Gondwana Records.
In 2022 Hania released the EP Live From Studio S2, which includes rearrangements of her favourite songs (‘Hawaii Oslo’ , ‘Glass’ , ‘Leaving’ , ‘Buka’).
Rani also composed music for a movie “xAbo” directed by A. Potoczek and for the play “Nora” directed by Michał Zdunik. Her song “Eden’” was used as the soundtrack to the short movie by Małgorzata
Szumowska for Miu Miu’s movie cycle “Women’s Tales“. Hania and Dobrawa’s “Whale Song” was used
in a Louis Vuitton spot and multiple Hania’s tracks were placed in a Netflix series “Last Chance U:
Basketball”. Hania also composed music for the documentary movie “Venice: Infinitely Avantgarde”. The soundtrack was released in 2022 by Sony Music’s XXIM Recrods.
Composer, music producer, writer of film soundtracks, TV dramas, songs, TV theme music, ads and commercials, Marchitelli’s experience ranges from auteur cinema to cult comedy programmes such as “Avanzi”, “Tunnel”, “the Pippo Kennedy Show” and “L’ottavo nano”. From 2001 to 2006 he was music director of the Ambra Jovinelli Theatre in Rome. For the cinema he has composed soundtracks for films by Carlo Verdone (“Sono pazzo di Iris Blond”, “Ma che colpa abbiamo noi”, “Benedetta follia”), Giuseppe Piccioni (“Il grande Blek”), Francesco Bruni (“Noi 4”), Maurizio Sciarra (“Alla rivoluzione sulla due cavalli”), Renato De Maria, Cinzia Th Torrini and Riccardo Milani (“Piano, solo”). During his career he has received 12 nominations (David di Donatello, Nastro d’Argento, Golden Globe) and won 2 awards. He composed the music for Paolo Sorrentino’s 2014 Oscar winning best foreign film “La grande bellezza” and for his next film, “Loro”. Again for Paolo Sorrentino he also composed the original soundtrack for the television series “The Young Pope” and for its sequel, “The New Pope”.
Petersburg State Conservatory and was awarded 5 scholarships by the Russian Ministry of Culture. He has given concerts in the most important concert halls in Austria, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Portugal, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria and Georgia. In 2018 he made his debut at the legendary Musikverrein in Vienna (Musikverein), at the Moscow House (Riga, Latvia), in the Small Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has won International and Russian competitions, such as the St. Petersburg Chopin Competition and the Glinka Competition in Moscow. He was also nominated best violinist in international competitions such as the Rachmaninoff Competition, the Elena Obraztsova Competition, the Zara Dolukhanova and the José Carreras Grand Prix. He became the face representing the Phyt Company of St. Petersburg. He has released 2 solo albums and is currently resident concert pianist for the Great and Small Halls of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. In March 2019, he signed a contract with Italian production company Nexo Digital.
Maximilien Zaganelli is a multi-instrumentalist and composer born in Paris, where he began studying piano at an early age.
Initially influenced by artists such as Massive Attack, Radiohead, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd, he became passionate about the world of film scoring inspired by the dreamlike atmospheres of Badalamenti, Vangelis and the classical style of Morricone. Active since the 2000s with his trip-hop/electronica project “NineYears”, he frequently plays in Italy as well as in the US, where he also collaborates with various sync libraries. Since 2019 he has been writing and publishing music for art documentaries worldwide, with sounds ranging from new classic to ambient and experimental electronics.
Music has always been at home in Marco Mirk’s family: his father played bass and had a collection of rock vinyls that Marco consumed as a child. His grandmother was an excellent classical music pianist and Marco studied piano with her from 7 to 13 years, before he began playing the drums as a self-taught. At an old age (31 years) he obtained, after 6 years of studies, the professional diploma in pop-rock drums at the Saint Louis College of Music in Rome. At that time he already had played hundreds of concerts all over Europe, USA and Brazil, by being part of a couple of punk bands with which he literally cut his teeth on the road. In the last 10 years he has played with many independent songwriters and with one in particular, Filippo dr. Panìco, has ground about 200 dates in every corner of Italy, carrying around the “Tour of the living rooms” format in which the two literally played at people’s homes, also cooking dinner every night before the show, for an incredibly human and formative experience.
Marco Mirk has been composing and producing the soundtracks of the multimedia productions of Laboratoriorosso for about 5 years.