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Antonio Di Iorio is a music composer for Film, any kind of media and classical concerts. He is an orchestrator, conductor and pianist as well.

Los Angeles based, besides being busy on his projects and awarded movies like Wings Over Washington, Il Viaggio, Jacks, Life In Between, Spirito Eroico (for the Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010) and others, Di Iorio heavily worked alongside film composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) as an additional composer and executive senior assistant for 4 years in Los Angeles.

After a few years of cooperating as an additional composer in Los Angeles, Antonio has recently stepped into a more prominent role, working as a credited composer with Tom Holkenborg (Junkie XL) composing the music score of Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire by Adam Wingard, produced by Legendary and Warner Bros. This marks a significant milestone in Antonio’s career, elevating his contribution to the blockbuster film and showcasing his growing influence.

After moving to Los Angeles decades ago, he extensively collaborated with Tom Holkenborg as an additional composer, contributing to major films like Godzilla Vs Kong by Adam Wingard (Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros.), Sonic The Hedgehog by Jeff Fowler (Paramount Pictures), Terminator: Dark Fate by Tim Miller and James Cameron (20th Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment), Mortal Engines by Peter Jackson (MRC/Universal Pictures), Alita: Battle Angel by Robert Rodriguez and James Cameron (Twentieth Century Fox), Tomb Raider by Roar Uthaug (Warner Bros./GK Films), The Dark Tower by Nikolaj Arcel and Ron Howard (Sony/Columbia Picture), Distance Between Dreams by Red Bull.

In 2021, Antonio began collaborating with renowned Hollywood composer Pinar Toprak (Captain Marvel, Krypton, Stargirl). His music can be heard in PAW Patrol: The Mighty Movie by Cal Brunker (Paramount Pictures), The Lost City by Aaron Nee and Adam Nee (Paramount Pictures), Shotgun Wedding by Jason Moore (Lionsgate), NFL Thursday Night Football (Amazon Prime), Avatar The Videogame and other projects.

He has also worked alongside Henry Jackman (Jumanji saga, Kingsman, Kong Skull Island) since 2022 as an additional composer providing additional music for Strange World by Don Hall and Qui Nguyen (Walt Disney) and Red One by Jake Kasdan (Amazon Prime). Right after I worked for Alex Belcher contributing additional music to the TV series Citadel (Amazon Prime) by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo.

Born in Italy, he graduated from the Conservatory “Lorenzo Perosi” in Campobasso with top honours in Piano (2005) and Composition (2007), studying under Piero Niro and Luca Salvatori, the orchestrator for film music composer Andrea Guerra.

He then obtained a Master’s Degree in Composition (2010) and a Degree in Orchestral Conducting, both with top honours.

In September 2011, he moved to the USA to attend the one-year Master of Music in Film Composition program at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Film Institute, where he graduated with top honours. Among his teachers was Hummie Mann, a two-time Emmy Award-winning composer and orchestrator who has worked alongside many prominent film composers in Hollywood.

While in Seattle, Di Iorio composed music for various films and a documentary, conducting and recording his works in different studios. His projects included “Spacecraft Escape”, “Marilyn’s Dress”, “Cane” and many others.

Before, he composed music for numerous films and short films, including “I Quattro Aspiranti,” the 3D movie “Code Guardian,” and the short film “Primo Girone.” He also composed music for the American film “Bully,” the American documentary “With Paper Hands,” the upcoming film “Mia,” and others.

Di Iorio began his musical journey at the age of five, started studying piano at seven, and began composing at ten. His compositions were soon performed in live concerts across various Italian and European cities. These works include “Tempo Di Sonat,” “Dittico Per Quintetto,” “De Venefico,” “Concertante Op. 2 for 4 Clarinets and Orchestra,” “Sestetto,” “Danza Fantasia” (also as conductor), “Trio Irrequieto,” “Invenzione Scherzosa,” “Cantus Aviae Angelae” (also as conductor), “La Marcia Dei Troll,” “Journey” (also as conductor), “6 Bagatelle” in Amsterdam (also as conductor), “Sky Adventure,” “Puer Natus” (also as conductor), “Dante’s Nightmare” in Udine, “Sparks Battle,” “Dante In Paradiso,” “Celebrazioni – Overture,” and “Galaxy Endeavor” in Brescia (also as conductor).

From 2009, for two years, he conducted numerous concerts with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Campobasso Conservatory, performing famous classical works as well as his own compositions, including “Mattino D’Estate,” “Vitalità,” “Rapsodia Sinfonica,” and “For Children.”

Since 2005, he has collaborated with composer and orchestra conductor Flavio Emilio Scogna, a personal collaborator of Luciano Berio. He reconstructed the music for “Serenata per un Satellite” by Bruno Maderna and created an arrangement of “Quanto T’Ho Amato” by Nicola Piovani for voice and string orchestra, commissioned by ACLI. This piece was performed in Rome by the Nova Amadeus Orchestra and broadcast live worldwide by CTV and Radio Vaticana in 2005. Additionally, he participated in recordings such as “Stabat Mater” by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and “The Viola in My Life” by Morton Feldman.

Since 2005, he has also worked as an orchestrator, arranger, and conductor with Silvio Amato, a composer of TV, classical, and theatrical music in Milan. He orchestrated “Faraway Flares” (Bagliori Lontani), which was performed and recorded by the Monesis Ensemble in Rome in 2005. He then orchestrated three ballets, each in two acts and approximately two hours long, performed in the United Kingdom and Ireland: “Snow White” (2005), recorded by the Timisoara National Orchestra in Romania and conducted by Scogna; “Peter Pan” (2006), conducted by Di Iorio and Scogna; and “Beauty and the Beast” (2007), which Di Iorio arranged, orchestrated and conducted. Additionally, he orchestrated and revised Amato’s “Il Principe Felice,” recorded by the Ensemble Strumentale Scaligero from La Scala in Milan for La Feltrinelli and Curci, and performed in Russia. All these works have been released on CD.

Di Iorio has participated in several classical and film music competitions. In 2008, he was selected for the “Quartetto Uscita Firenze Sud” competition, winning two live performances with his piece “I Colori Della Toscana.” He won the second prize at the “Premio Rustichelli” in 2008 in Carpi (Modena) for his music for the short film “Il Signor B.” He was also a finalist in the “Nascimbene Award 2008” with his music for “Il Processo Di Verona.” In 2009, he won the second prize at the “Mater Hominis” music competition in Isernia for his oratorio “Via Matris.” Additionally, in the same year, Di Iorio was awarded a scholarship to Amsterdam, where he conducted his “Tre Bagatelle” on October 6th, 2009.

His composition “Danza Fantasia” was recorded for the VCM Records label at the VDM Studio in Rome in September 2007, performed by the Monesis Ensemble and conducted by Scogna. This piece was included in the CD “Crossroads,” which features works by other prominent contemporary Italian composers.

In 2009, he received commissions from the Italian radio-television network Sat2000 to orchestrate and arrange “We Are The World” (for chorus and orchestra) and “O Sole Mio” (for tenor and orchestra). These pieces were performed on May 13th, 2009, in Israel during a live concert for the Pope’s visit, which was broadcast worldwide by Sat2000.

In December 2009, Di Iorio won the “To Vancouver with Your Music” competition organized by SKY TV Italy with his composition “Spirito Eroico.” Around twenty pieces were recorded with the Orchestra Verdi of Milan. From February 12th, 2010, his music score was broadcast by SKY TV during all their coverage of the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010.

On November 29th, 2010 he won the Best Award at the International Composer Competition “Valentino Bucchi” 33rd Edition in Rome, with the composition Eja Mater for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra.

From 2010 he signed an agreement with Soundfile Production, a Music Company for TV, cinema etc. in Los Angeles. Thirteen of his pieces have been selected to be used in productions for movies, TV, commercials and others in the USA.

In March 2011 he completed musical works ordered by network TV SKY for TV shows series and related commercials about 150 Years of Italian National Unity, on-air during the Italian national festivity days.

In the same year, he arranged Playing Love from Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack “The Legend Of The Pianist On The Ocean”, recorded on CD “Duende” in Naples.

In January 2013 he composed ten pieces specifically for a TV Show made in Los Angeles. This show went on air on US TV channel ABC from April 2013. One month later he composed twenty pieces for another TV Show made in Los Angeles, on-air on US TV channel ABC from Fall 2013.

In March 2013 Di Iorio got a Nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2013 in Los Angeles with his composition Spacecraft Escape.

In November 2013 Di Iorio went to Hollywood where he attended the grand gala of the final evening of this event, held on the 21st at The Fonda Theater. Before the ceremony began, like all self-respecting American film events, Di Iorio had the honour of parading on the Red Carpet for photographers, as did all the other nominees and special guests, including the actor Eric Roberts and other celebrities. There were over 500 candidates in all genres and musical styles, and representing Italy there were only three nominated Italian composers. The complete photos of the Red Carpet are visible on the official website of the event, on page 18.

He then attended the very prestigious coveted and highly selective ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop 2014 with Richard Bellis in Hollywood, Los Angeles, recording his music at the historical Newman Scoring Stage inside FOX Studios.

He was engaged in 2013 by Fidelity Wave Production Music, a Musical Society for TV, cinema etc. based in Los Angeles. Twelve of his pieces have been chosen to be used in various productions for TV, movies, and more in the USA.

In 2013 he signed a contract of engagement with Italian TV Mediaset RTI, one of the major national TV. They selected eight of his compositions to be used and broadcasted in Italian TV shows, commercials, opening titles and other uses. His composition Galaxy Endeavor has been selected to be used for the TV campaign Etnaland.

On September 28th, 2013 Di Iorio got the 2nd prize at the “FMF Young Talent Award 2013” in Krakow, Poland, within the 6th “Film Music Festival”, with his composition Moon Mission for the short film Ciemna Strona Księżyca (Dark Side Of The Moon).

His music had been evaluated and selected by a prestigious world-class jury, among which Robert Townson (the head of the prestigious film music record label “Varèse Sarabande” in Hollywood), Daniel Carlin (professor of practice at USC Thornton and director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television SMPTV), Diego Navarro (composer and conductor), Michael Todd (ASCAP Senior Director of Film and TV Music), Abel Korzeniowski (Polish film music composer), Robert Piaskowski (educator, journalist, and founder and long-serving president of the Pro Musica Mundi Association) and Magdalena Wojewoda-Mleczko (Radio journalist, Rmf Classic Programme Director).

In September 2013 he was engaged by Laguna Films, LLC in Hollywood for composing the music for the movie Past Due! with actor Eric Roberts.

In the same period, he completed the music score for the American movie Life In Between and other projects.

On July 6th, 2014 Di Iorio performed as a composer and conductor  in Chiari (Brescia) with the mezzosoprano Marianna Petrecca in a gran gala concert conducting the Orchestra Filarmonica Franciacorta of Brescia. The concert program was composed of the most famous film music scores by composers from Hollywood and Italy, including John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, as well as a few Di Iorio’s orchestral compositions like Sparks Battle, Celebrazioni and Dante In Paradisio.

After having been selected in May 2014, since July 14th he attended the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Hollywood.

Among the various activities, he conducted the orchestra in the Eastwood Scoring Stage inside the Worner Bros Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles. On August 1st he conducted and recorded his orchestral work Flying With The Dragon. The recording happened at the Newman Scoring Stage inside FOX studios in Los Angeles, a performance by the Hollywood Studio Orchestra.

On August 14th Di Iorio obtained the 2nd prize at the prestigious “Transatlantyk Film Music Competition” in Poznan, Poland. A great jury chaired by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and composed of professionals from Hollywood (John Ottman, Richard Gladstein, Michael Price, Andy Hill, Michael P. Aust) evaluated 11 finalists selected for the Finale from 220 submissions.

He was awarded thanks to his two film music scores Invasions for 3 Mezzosoprano and Orchestra (voice by Marianna Petrecca) and In Between Worlds for Female Ethnic Voice and Orchestra (voice by Alda Caiello), composed for the same films.

On February 1st, 2015, Di Iorio led a recording session at the Magyar Radio 22-Es Studió in Budapest, Hungary. He conducted the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, composed of 70 music professors, recording his music scores Funny Rush, Like A Bolt, Epic Vortex, Funny Epic Heroes and Prologo Epico.

Production by Antonello Martina’s Soundiva Produzioni Musicali, Milan, Italy.

On May 20th, 2015, Soundiva Music Production from Milan released two new audio CD’s Orchestral Works Vol.1 and Orchestral Works Vol.2 with the last recorded music scores by Antonio Di Iorio.

On May 30th, 2015, Di Iorio won the 1st Prize at the very prestigious Composers Competition “FMF Young Talent Awards” 2015 in Krakow, Poland during the “Film Music Festival”, with the orchestral composition Under Assault.

A great and international jury headed by Professor Daniel Carlin, director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Programme at the University of Southern California and composed of professionals from Hollywood such as Michael Todd (ASCAP Senior Director of Film & TV Music), Trevor Morris (film composer), Robert Townson (executive producer and head of Varèse Sarabande record label), Doreen Ringer Ross (VP, Film/TV Relations for BMI), Richard Guérin (General Manager for Howard Shore’s Lord of the Rings Symphony) and from Poland such as Robert Piaskowski (FMF Artistic Director) and Pawe? Pawlik (radio journalist and Program Deputy Director of RMF Classic), evaluated 26 finalists qualified for the Final from nearly 100 submissions from 22 countries.

Di Iorio received his winning award during the International TV Series Gala at the Tauron Arena, in front of an audience of TV composers, Hollywood guests and around 12,000 viewers gathered at the concert, who heard the winning suite composed for a fragment of an episode of the cult series “The Borgias”. Performance by La Sinfonietta Orchestra (100 musicians) conducted by Diego Navarro.

The award was presented by Izabela Helbin, director of the Krakow Festival Office, and Robert Piaskowski, FMF artistic director.

The news and the article regarding the winning can be read on the Official Web-Site of the Event of the Film Music Festival.