Golden Globe®, GRAMMY® and Emmy® nominated composer Benjamin Wallfisch’s career spans over 60 feature films, most recently co-scoring, with Academy Award®winning composer Hans Zimmer, Denis Villeneuve’s critically acclaimed BLADE RUNNER: 2049 leading to a nomination in the 2018 BAFTA awards for Best Original Score.
Other recent projects include Andy Muschietti’s IT, the most successful horror film of all time, Academy Award Best Picture nominee, HIDDEN FIGURES, co-scored with Hans Zimmer and Pharrell Williams, David F. Sandberg’s box office hit ANNABELLE: CREATION, Gore Verbinski's A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the Steven Spielberg produced short film AUSCHWITZ, directed by Academy Award winner, James Moll, and a contribution to Hans Zimmer's Academy Award® nominated score for Christopher Nolan's DUNKIRK.
After graduating from London's Royal Academy of Music in 2002, Benjamin made his scoring debut at the age of 24, scoring Thomas Vinterberg and Lars von Trier's DEAR WENDY resulting in his first nomination as ‘Discovery of the Year’ in the 2005 World Soundtrack Awards. His subsequent score, for Rupert Wyatt’s suspense thriller THE ESCAPIST earned him his first of two nominations at the Ivor Novello Awards and his second nomination in the World Soundtrack Awards.
Benjamin is very grateful to count industry legend Hans Zimmer as his mentor. He was invited to contribute to Zimmer's score for Steve McQueen's Academy Award® Best Picture winner 12 YEARS A SLAVE, followed by additional music for BATMAN v SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, THE LITTLE PRINCE and more recently a collaboration with Pharrell Williams on the Golden Globe® and GRAMMY® nominated score HIDDEN FIGURES. Benjamin is particularly honored to have co-written the score for BLADE RUNNER: 2049 with Zimmer, leading to nominations in the 2018 BAFTAS, Critics Choice Awards and Classical Brits for Best Original Score.
Benjamin’s other recent scores include David F. Sandberg's iconic movies LIGHTS OUT and ANNABELLE: CREATION, Pinewood's PRESSURE, Avi Arad's feature animation AIR BOUND and Eric Heisserer's thriller HOURS starring Paul Walker, among many others. Benjamin is also known for orchestrating and conducting Dario Marianelli’s Academy Award® and Golden Globe® winning score for ATONEMENT and the Academy Award® and Golden Globe®nominated scores for ANNA KARENINA and PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. He also collaborated with Marianelli on acclaimed features V FOR VENDETTA, THE SOLOIST, EAT PRAY LOVE and JANE EYRE. Benjamin composed additional music for Ridley Scott’s ROBIN HOOD and arranged the music for the acclaimed feature documentary LIFE IN A DAY produced by Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin MacDonald.
With over 20 albums of his music released to date on labels including Deutsche Grammophon and Epic Records, Benjamin has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock and Yuja Wang.
Benjamin was recently invited to collaborate with Adele, writing the string arrangements for her tribute to George Michael at the 59th GRAMMY Awards.
Benjamin is an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music and in 2017 was invited to join the Music Branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.