Stefan FRENCH – composer

stefan frenchStefan French won the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Steve Kaplan Film and TV Award having been judged by industry professionals and based on his “excellence, professionalism, musical ability and career potential”.

Irish Stefan works out of his Dublin studio and has extensive credits across film and television in Ireland and the US.  One of his more recent films, The Guarantee, a dramatisation of events surrounding the Irish government’s bold decision to guarantee the entire domestic banking system, directed by Ian Power, received a great reaction. Previous projects have included projects for Intel, Symantec, Avaya, Align Tech., RTERadio 1 and TV3.

In 2014 he was one of four composers selected for the IMRO/RTE Film Scoring Program 2014. This gave him the opportunity to score the animation An Ode To Love produced by Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy-nominated Brown Bag Films. The score was recorded at RTE Studio 1 with the RTE Concert Orchestra in April 2014.

In 2013 he was awarded a Film Music Foundation Scholarship to attend the prestigious ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop in New York. Here he studied with Sean Callery (24, Homeland), Tim Starnes, Mark Snow and many more. This workshop culminated in recording sessions with top-tier musicians from the NY Philharmonic and Met Opera Orchestras.

 

 

Following this he attended the Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna where he studied with award-winning orchestrator and film composer Conrad Pope (Godzilla, Argo, Life of Pi).

He has completed the online ‘Composition for Film/TV’ course at Berklee College of Music and holds a BMus Honours in Composition from the DIT Conservatory of Music Dublin, Ireland.

Testimonials

“We were in the middle of a time sensitive project and Stefan’s ability to deliver the exact emotional context we were looking for in his score exceeded our expectations. His professionalism and attitude under pressure made him a pleasure to work with and we couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Richard Mortillaro, D.G.A. Director, San Francisco, CA

“I highly recommend you give Stefan a chance composing music for your next film or video. He can really take your project to the next level.”
Cheryl Rosenthal, Producer, San Francisco, CA

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Samples

Stefan French – The Carriage

Stefan French – Orchestral Showreel 2014

Stefan French – Electronic Hybrid Showreel 2014