Born in Granada, Spain, Los Angeles-based composer Pedro Osuna was raised in a musical and cultural mix with a father who loved cinema, Jazz, and the great symphonists, and a mother who played guitar and sung songs to him since he was a baby.
At age 3, he started singing in the school choir and later picked up the violin at age 6 and piano at age 7. He started improvising and composing in his free time and soon joined the Granada Professional Conservatory.
He quickly fell in love with Bach and Beethoven, and scores like the one to The Nightmare Before Christmas, and later discovered Stravinsky, Alberto Iglesias, Ennio Morricone, Lily Boulanger, John Barry, Bill Evans, Quincy Jones, Alexandre Desplat, and other composers who would become his heroes.
Pedro's piano professor would get mad when he played "fake" Beethoven, switching melodies and chords to make the music happy, sad, or scary. Music became about being playful and about communicating emotions. When he discovered being a composer who writes music for films was a job, he decided he wanted to do that for the rest of his life.
He got his start as an assistant, and 2 years later he got a scholarship to study Film Scoring, Conducting, and Composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston. He studied with Nadia Boulanger's student Isaiah Jackson, Emmy-winning Sheldon Mirowitz and Grammy/Emmy winning Claudio Ragazzi. He was also the President of the Society of Composers, taught music technology and held the position of Assistant Conductor at the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra.
Pedro received the most prestigious award given by the Berklee Film Scoring department –the George Delerue Award–, an Honorable Mention by MTNA competition, a Special Mention for "Most Remarkable Musician" at the IBLA Grand Prize, and the Rick Applin Award for outstanding achievement in fugue composition. He later earned the recognition of excellence for best composition at the prestigious Academia Chigiana in Siena, Italy.
Thanks to the Wachter Fellowship, he lived in Los Angeles during the summer of 2018, where he worked for EMMY-winning composer Lucas Vidal on the Netflix hit show ELITE. During his last year in school, he got the opportunity to write additional music for the Academy Award-nominated film Klaus (2019), making history as the youngest Berklee student to work on the music for an Oscar-nominated film. He graduated Summa Cum Laude in December 2019.
Besides composing, Pedro also writes, produces, and arranges songs. He recently co-wrote Nunca Más with Victoria Alonso and Kany García, which he co-produced with 17-time Grammy-winning Rafa Arcaute. He has also collaborated in projects for the World Expo, Google, and artists like Zara Larsson, David Broza, Javier Limón, Manu Carrasco, Raphael, Pitingo, Sergio Dalma, David Bisbal, Melendi, Agoney, and Mayssa Karaa, among many others.
Most recent projects include Santiago Mitre's Argentina, 1985 (composer), Simon West's blockbuster The Legend Hunters (co-composer), No Time To Die (H. Zimmer), Klaus (additional composer), Dubai Expo 2021 (with Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman), and Pixar's Lightyear and Marvel's Thor: Love and Thunder (scored by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino).
He is currently based in Los Angeles, where he continues his studies with Grammy-Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour –one of the most gifted and sought-after composers of his generation and a student of Leonard Bernstein– and continues to write commissioned works for orchestras and soloists and film scores.
Pedro frequently collaborates with some of the most exciting and multifaceted artists living today, such as multi Grammy-winning soprano Hila Plitmann, Sophia Bacelar, and Mayssa Karaa. His concert work has been performed in Boston, New York, Spain, and Los Angeles, by world-class ensembles such as the JACK, Carpe Diem, and the Diotima Quartets, soloists like Pablo Sainz Villegas and Francisco Fullana, orchestras like the Firdaus Orchestra, and maestros like Mauricio Linari.