David Cerquetti, after studying piano at the conservatory (during which he won the fourth national prize in the “Maurice Ravel” piano competition with a solo program), continues his training at the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory in Milan where he studied composition, film scoring and orchestration with Maestri Marco Tutino and Paolo Tortiglione.
In 2020 he specialized in composition at the Chigiana Academy of Siena receiving great appreciation from Maestro Salvatore Sciarrino.
In 2018 he obtained a Special Mention at the international composition competition “Maurice Ravel” and was defined by the jury as a great international talent. In the same year he won the Risorgimento Prize at the international composition competition “Carlo Sanvitale”.
In 2019 he won an Honorable Mention at the Oniros Film Awards in the “Best Music Video” category.
David Cerquetti has written soundtracks for theatrical performances, short films, videogames and Commercials.
In 2019 he composed “Augusta Praetoria Salassorum”, a string quartet composition performed by the Ex Novo Ensemble of Venice and, in the same year, he composed for the Prometeo String Quartet.
In 2020 he won the “Crossover Fridays” contest organized by Milano Classica in collaboration with Sony Classical Italia. So David was able to perform in concert with the pianist and composer Remo Anzovino.
In 2021 David Cerquetti composed the soundtrack for HOPE, directed by Ernesto Casareto, winning the title of Best Composer at the Toronto Film Channel Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Berlin International Indie Film Festival. Finalist also in the Best Original Score category at the Hollywood Gold Awards and in the Best Music Video category at the Venice Film Awards, at the Florence Film Awards and at the Oniros Film Awards – New York.
Currently David Cerquetti works in the film industry as a composer for soundtracks.
HOPE - Awards and nominations BEST COMPOSER
Awards Winner – Toronto Film Channel Awards 2021
Finalist – Hollywood Gold Awards 2021
HOPE - Awards and nominations BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Honorable Mention Berlin Indie Film Festival 2020
Finalist Venice Film Awards 2020
Finalist Florence Film Awards 2020
Finalist Oniros Film Awards New York 2020
Diploma of Merit - Chigiana Academy of Siena
David Cerquetti’s music has received great appreciation from Maestro Salvatore Sciarrino during the highly specialized courses in composition at the Chigiana Academy of Siena.
Composer in Residence – Milano Classica
Winner of the “Crossover Fridays” contest in collaboration with Sony Classical Italia. David was able to perform in concert with the pianist and composer Remo Anzovino.
Honorable Mention and Official Nomination – Oniros Film Awards
Risorgimento Award - International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”
Best composition for String Quartet
Special Mention - International Composition Competition “Maurice Ravel”
"Composer much appreciated by the jury, considered one of
the best international talents of the competition. Excellent
attention to detail and correct notation in every part. The
composer has shown lots of creativity, with new musical ideas
and a high level of musical preparation.”
4th Prize – National Piano Competition “Maurice Ravel”
“I know David since a couple of years and I really appreciate his music. I had the possibility to listen to various compositions that he wrote for movies, video games and animations and I was always impressed with their high quality. He is a young but innovative, competent and motivated composer, able to work independently and to follow through to ensure the job is completed in time, in all aspects and with excellent quality. I recommend David without reservation.”
Videogame developper / Engineering lead
“It's rare to come across a so determined guy like David. I had the chance to play piano with him many times. Extremely passionate about film scoring, David is able to juggle multiple projects. He never stops exploring new ideas and thanks to his precision he never misses the target. Give him a shot, you will not regret it.”
Pianist / software engineer