In 2018, Pedro won the most prestigious award given by the Berklee Film Scoring department –the George Delerue Award. He was awarded an Honorable Mention by MTNA competition in 2017, a Special Mention for "Most Remarkable Musician" at the IBLA Grand Prize and the Rick Applin Award for outstanding achievement in fugue composition.

 

Born in Granada, Spain, he was raised in a musical and cultural mix with a father who loved Cinema, Jazz and the great symphonists and a mother who loved music and sang and played guitar for him since he was a baby.

 

At age 3, he started studying music and singing in choirs, and later would study violin at age 6, and piano at age 7, while improvising and composing in his free time. He soon joined the Granada Professional Conservatory, where he fell in love with Bach, Beethoven, and Chopin, and later discovered John Williams, Alberto Iglesias, John Corigliano, Ennio Morricone, Alexandre Desplat and other composers who would become his heroes. His piano professor would often get mad at Pedro when instead of reading the music, he would play "fake" Chopin/Beethoven, playing his own version of the music instead.

 

At age 16 he started orchestrating for Spanish film composers and 2 years later he moved to Boston to study Film Scoring and Composition at Berklee College of Music where he was the President of the Society of Composers, taught music technology and held the position of Assistant Conductor of the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.

Pedro orchestrated his first documentary at age 17 and has since then worked on 5 feature films, more than a dozen Pop albums, a Netflix show. He has scored several short films and documentaries, produced and arranged for artists and his concert music has been commissioned in Boston, New York, and Spain.

He graduated Summa Cum Laude last December and by February he had scored 2 feature films as lead composer and orchestrated part of James Bond 007: No Time to Die (music by Hans Zimmer).

 

His most recent projects include Klaus (2019), the most ambitious animation feature film Netflix has ever made, nominated to an Academy Award, where he was an additional composer.

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