Composer Details
Andrea Guerra
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Country of origin
Italy 

Web site
www.andreaguerra.it/ 

Biography
Andrea Guerra was born in Rimini, Italy in October, 1961. He grew up in Santarcangelo di Romagna in northern Italy and studied composition and arrangement under Italian maestro Ettore Ballotta. In 1987, Guerra moved to Rome where he began his career as a composer.

His first cinema soundtrack was Viaggio d'Amore, a 1990 film by the director Ottavio Fabbri starring Omar Sharif and Lea Massari. Since then, Guerra has written more than 40 soundtracks and worked with a host of film-makers, including Irish screenwriter and director Terry George; Turkish-born director Ferzan Ozpetek; Italian directors Giuseppe Bertolucci, Roberto Faenza, Roberta Torre, Vincenzo Marra and Mariasole Tognazzi; and German director Pepe Danquart.

In 2004, Guerra worked on the soundtrack of Hotel Rwanda, an acclaimed film on the Rwandan genocide by Terry George. Guerra also co-wrote the film's closing song Million Voices with Haitian-American hip-hop star Wyclef Jean and composer Jerry Duplessis.

In 2003, Guerra won the David di Donatello - Italy's equivalent of an Oscar - for the soundtrack to Ferzan Ozpetek's multi-award winning film La Finestra di Fronte (Facing Windows). The album has sold more than 50,000 copies to date, earning a Gold Record Award, while the song Gocce di Memoria based on the main theme to the film and written with Italian singer Giorgia was the hit single of the year in Italy, selling more than 120,000 copies. Gocce di Memoria also won a Platinum Record Award while Guerra picked up two Italian Music Awards, one for best composition and the other for best arrangement.

Guerra's soundtrack for Ozpetek's previous movie Le Fate Ignoranti (His Secret Life/The Ignorant Fairies) was another success, selling more than 45,000 copies and winning both the 2001 Italian Music Award and the prestigious Flaiano Award for best soundtrack.

Guerra also won two awards in 2001 with his soundtrack for Vincenzo Marra's acclaimed Neapolitan drama Tornando a Casa (Returning Home): the Saint-Vincent Grolla d'Oro award for best musician and the Valencia Film Festival award for best music.

Guerra has also won the Nino Rota prize for the 'high artistic quality' of his soundtracks while in 2003, his music for the TV wartime drama La Guerra Finita (The War is Over) by Lodovico Gasparini picked up the Golden FIPA for best original score at the Biarritz International Festival of Audiovisual Programming, Europe's top television awards.

Major Awards:
Ravello CineMusic 2004 for best song (Che Ne Sara' di Noi)
David di Donatello 2003 for best musician (La Finestra di Fronte)
Globo d'Oro 2003 for best soundtrack (La Finestra di Fronte)
Ciak d'Oro 2003 for best soundtrack (La Finestra di Fronte)
Nastro D'Argento 2003 for best song (Gocce di Memoria)
Italian Music Award 2003 for best musical composition (Gocce di Memoria)
Italian Music Award 2003 for best arrangement (Gocce di Memoria)
Premio Rota 2003 for high artistic quality
Golden FIPA 2003 for best soundtrack (La Guerra Finita)
Flaiano Film Festival 2001 for best soundtrack (Le Fate Ignoranti)
Italian Music Award 2001 for best soundtrack (Le Fate Ignoranti)
Grolla d'Oro 2001 for best musician (Tornando a Casa)
Valencia Film Festival 2001 for best soundtrack (Tornando a Casa)

Nominations:
David di Donatello 2004 for best musician (Che Ne Sara' di Noi)  

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