Composer Details
Elia Cmiral

Country of origin
Czech Republic 

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Born in 1957 in Czechoslovakia.
Sometimes credited as:
Elia D. Cmiral
Elia David Cmiral

Elia David Cmiral (pronounced smear-al) was born in Czechoslovakia in 1957. His first break came when his father let him score Cyrano de Bergerac at his theater. Elia was just eighteen years old. But before he could build a career in Czechoslovakia, he escaped to Sweden and started all over again. He was asked to score a full-length battle for the National Theater entitled Nemesis.
Deciding to study film scoring in the United States, he moved to Los Angeles in 1987 and enrolled at USC. Through some friends, he had the opportunity to score the independant film Apartment Zero. In 1989, he was offered a grant from Sweden to produce his own record, and so he moved back. But just four years later, in the winter of 1993, he moved back to Los Angeles and resumed his scoring career. His first serious assignment was the CD-Rom video game The Last Express, a project that took three months to complete. Then, in 1996, Don Johnson hired Elia to score the opening season of his new series, Nash Bridges. Elia also scored Somebody Is Waiting, with the same director from Apartment Zero, but it didn't get any US distribution.
His big break came when Michael Sandovall, of MGM/United Artists, gave Elia the opportunity to audition for John Frankenheimer's upcoming film Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro and Jean Reno. He won the picture, and the results were amazing. The score was released on Varese Sarabande to rave reviews, and Elia signed with "The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency," the largest film scoring agency in the world. On March 13, 1998, with competition from the scores to Life Is Beautiful and Shakespeare In Love, Elia was awarded the MOVIELINE YOUNG HOLLYWOOD AWARD for Best Soundtrack of 1998 for Ronin.  

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