Giovanni Rotondo is a film composer based in London. He has more than 10 years of experience working on feature films, TV movies and documentaries and has been hired by production companies globally to compose and oversee the various steps of the score recording and production. He is trained to write in many different styles and can work with real musicians, from small bands to very large orchestras, and create lifelike computer mockups. Since 2018 Giovanni is the Editor in Chief of Film Scoring Tips.
After completing a bachelor degree in music composition at Berklee College of Music in Boston, he spent a year in Los Angeles to work on his skills. During that time he worked on several feature films – including ‘Spiderman 3’. After that, Giovanni worked as an orchestrator on many projects for film and television. Among them was the critically acclaimed ‘Calvary’. While in Italy he was appointed curator of the film scoring course at Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia, the Italian national school of cinema. Giovanni was in good company as lecturers included Academy Award winners Ennio Morricone, Nicola Piovani, Ludovic Bource and Mychael Danna. Over the years he composed music for many large form productions: he wrote the main themes for the movie ‘Bologna 2 agosto, i giorni della collera’, he scored the New Zealand film Orpahans & Kingdoms, and the prime-time tele-features for RAI 1 ‘il giudice meschino’ and ‘Il Confine’ and the documentary “Ilaria Alpi - L’ultimo viaggio” for Rai 3. He recently composed the main themes for the upcoming Canadian feature film ‘Elijah and the Rock Creature’.