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David Cerquetti is an award-winning Los Angeles based composer for Film and Television.

Feature film credits as lead composer include “Hunting Ava Bravo”, which climbed Amazon Prime to be the #7 most streamed film in the world during the summer of 2022.

As an intern to Golden Globe & two-time Emmy nominated composer Christopher Young, he served as assistant composer on “Echo 3” (Apple Tv+ Show) and “Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities” (Netflx Show).

Short film scores he composed have been awarded at the International Sound and Film Music Festival 2022, Los Angeles Cinematography Awards 2022, Genesis International Film Festival 2022, Toronto Film Channel Awards 2021, and Hollywood Gold Awards 2021. He was recently a top-20 finalists at the prestigious Oticons Faculty Int Film Music Competition 2022.

As a composer of contemporary classical music, his works have been performed by the RTVE Spanish Radio and Television Orchestra, the ORT Orchestra della Toscana, the ClassicaViva Orchestra, the BNR Symphony Orchestra, the Ex Novo Ensemble, the Prometeo String Quartet and the MDI Ensemble.

David is a graduate of the G. Verdi Conservatory in Italy where he graduated with full marks and highest honors. The thesis project focused on music aesthetic in animated movies.

In 2022 he was awarded a scholarship to study Film Scoring at the GEMS programs in Spain under the guidance of composer Christopher Young and BAFTA-winning composer Garry Schyman.

David received the most prestigious award given by the Accademia Musicale Chigiana – the Diploma of Merit –, a special mention as “Most Remarkable Musician” in the class of composer Salvatore Sciarrino. He was later awarded a Certificate of Excellence for his teaching assistance to the Chigiana Film Scoring Intensive Summer Program where he assisted composers Lawrence Shragge, Patrick Kirst and orchestrator Pete Anthony. He also attended the Film Scoring Academy of Europe where he studied with Andy Hill, former Vice President of Music Production at Walt Disney Pictures.

Currently David Cerquetti works in the film industry as a composer for soundtracks.

 
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Certificate of Excellence - Chigiana Academy of Siena

David was hired as a teaching-assistant at the Film Scoring Intensive Summer Program in Siena. At the end of the program he received a Certificate of Excellence, having demonstrated
his desire to work with people, build friendships and develop a good working atmosphere by leading students to success.

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Top 20 Finalist – Oticons Faculty Film Music Competition 2022

Top 20 Finalist among 147 participants from all over the World.

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Best Original Score - Awards and nominations

  • Nominee - Int. Sound and Film Music Festival 2022

  • Award Winner - Los Angeles Cinematography Awards 2022

  • Nominee - Genesis International Film Festival 2022

  • Award Winner – Toronto Film Channel Awards 2021

  • Finalist – Hollywood Gold Awards 2021

  • Honorable Mention - Oniros Film Awards 2019

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Best Music Video - Awards and nominations

  • Honorable Mention - Berlin Indie Film Festival 2020

  • Finalist - Venice Film Awards  2020

  • Finalist - Florence Film Awards 2020

  • Finalist - Oniros Film Awards New York 2020

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Diploma of Merit - Chigiana Academy of Siena

David Cerquetti studied with Maestro Salvatore Sciarrino. At the end of the course Cerquetti obtained the diploma of merit and great appreciation, an honor awarded to a select few students throughout the history of the academy.

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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.

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Risorgimento Award - International Composition Competition “Carlo Sanvitale”

Best composition for String Quartet

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Special Mention - International Composition Competition “Maurice Ravel”

 

Jury comment:

"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.”

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4th Prize – National Piano Competition “Maurice Ravel”

TESTIMONIALS
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"I had the pleasure to work with David Cerquetti on my latest short movie project and I had nothing less than an extremely professional experience. I would recommend David as composer based on his exceptional skills, optimistic attitude and valuable dedication to his work.
This was surely the beginning of a long lasting working relationship."

NICOLE

Film and Tv Director

“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

SIMONE

“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.”

PHILIPPE

Pianist / software engineering Manager

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