Stefano Mainetti, born in Rome,8 August 1957 – Italian composer and conductor.
Writes music for cinema, theatre and television. Works in Italy and the United States. "Personalità Europea - Oscar dei Giovani" in Rome (1983) for the theme of "TG l'Una" on "Rai Uno", and prize "Agimus" (1996) for the best original soundtrack for the short film Sera. One of the two composers who wrote the music for the CD Abbà Pater, in which Pope John Paul II's voice and chants are blended with the original music. Work in the United States includes writing and conducting the music for films such as The Shooter (1995 film) directed by Ted Kotcheff, Silent Trigger and Tale of the Mummy (Best Soundtrack award at the 18th Fantafestival), both films directed by Russell Mulcahy. "Cinemusic Ravello Festival award" in 2005 for best soundtrack of the Italian TV series Orgoglio (Pride). In 2006 and 2007 he was a member of the panel in the Sanremo Music Festival. In 2006 winner of the "Anica Award" for the soundtrack of the film "A voce alta". In 2007 was awarded the "Salvo Randone" prize for his career. From 2007 to 2010 composed and conducted the music for The Word of Promise the US audio drama of the Bible in 79 CDs with the voices of Jim Caviezel, Richard Dreyfuss, Michael York, Jon Voight, Max von Sydow, Malcolm McDowell, Stacy Keach, Terence Stamp, Louis Gossett, Jr. and 600 other actors. In 2009 was one of the composers of the music for the CD Alma Mater, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which accompanies the voice of Pope Benedict XVI. This work received a nomination as "Album of the Year" at the Classical Brit Awards in London 2010. In 2011 he composed and produced Tu es Christus a Sony Music cd for the beatification of Pope John Paul II in which featured, amongst others, the voices of Andrea Bocelli and Plácido Domingo. "International Euro Mediterraneo Award" in Campidoglio, Rome and "Napoli Cultural Classic Award" for Best Italian Musician in 2011.
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