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Marco Valerio Antonini is an Italian composer and orchestrator. He composes music for motion pictures, television and theater. He studied Composition and Orchestration at "Santa Cecilia" conservatory of Rome. He is also a virtual orchestral mock-up producer, mixing and post-producing his music. He worked in A-list titles in various media such as House of Cards (Netflix) and Star Wars: Battlefront II (EA Dice). He graduated from the the University of Southern California Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television program, attended the Film Scoring Master Class "Fotogrammi e Pentagrammi", taught by the Oscar-winning composer Nicola Piovani (Life is beautiful) was selected for the 2016 ASCAP TV&Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Los Angeles. He won the 2016 Juan Gil International Soundtrack Composition Prize and was recognized with the 2016 Steve Kaplan ASCAP TV & Film Scoring Studies Award. He also studied Virtual Orchestration and Audio Post-Production, especially focusing on orchestral mock-up making for film and television. After scoring a number of student films in collaboration with filmmaking schools in Rome, including the renowned CSC Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, he was selected for the 2011 New Cinema Network Workshop, scoring the winning short film, presented in many independent film festivals throughout the years. In 2013 he composed the original soundtrack for the Istituto Luce Cinecittà documentary "Profezia. L'Africa di Pasolini", about the famous Italian poet. This film was invited at 70° International Venice Film Festival. That success started a continued collaboration with the Istituto Luce doc production company, with two new documentaries, the last of which in 2015. As a producer, in 2013 he mixed the score to "Sotto Voce", a Moroccan film by Kamal Kamal, who wrote, directed and scored the film with Budapest Symphony Orchestra. The film was presented in 2013 at Dubai Film Festival. In 2014 Marco conducted a 50-piece orchestra in the Forum Music Village Scoring Stage in Rome, recording his score to a motor-sport documentary produced by the Passione Rossa Ferrari Club Italia. In 2016-2017 he scored a number of thesis short film projects for USC School of Cinematic Arts and American Film Institute students, and the US feature film production Loners, directed by Eryc Tramonn. In 2017 he collaborated with composer Jeff Beal as an orchestrator on episodes of the Netflix show House of Cards season 5. In the same year he collaborated with composer Gordy Haab, composing additional music for the EA-Dice video game Star Wars: Battlefront II, recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. He is eager to experiment in every style of composition, from orchestral scores to jazz bands, and he feels comfortable in fulfilling the picture needs with any colour and musical tool. His first attention goes to the symphonic orchestra, to which he likes to intermix modern textures and sounds as well.

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