David Cerquetti is an Italian, 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, and the upcoming Italian films "Buio Come il Cuore", directed by Marco De Luca and "La Volpe e L'Uva", directed by Pier Maria Cecchini.
As an additional composer, he actively collaborated with two-time Oscar-nominated composer Marco Beltrami (composer of "I, Robot"; "A Quiet Place"; "Venom"), Anna Drubich (composer of the Academy Award-winning documentary "Navalny") and Jongnic Bontemps ("Transformers: Rise of the Beasts"), he recently worked on the LionsGate production "Ballerina, a John Wick Story", spin-off of the acclaimed John Wick saga, starring Ana de Armas, and on the National Geographic documentary "The Space Race," which premiered at the 2023 Tribeca Film Festival.
As an orchestrator, he worked mainly in television with Italian composers Giuliano Taviani (winner of two Italian Academy Awards) and Carmelo Travia.
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. His immersive 3D spatialized music is also included in many VR Installations and recently received accomplishments at the Festival der Zukunft in Munich.
On Feb. 10, 2024 he was among the featured performers at the "Opus Next" concert organized by K17 in Los Angeles at The Village Studios together with Marco Beltrami and Harry Gregson Williams, where he performed the suite from "Buio Come il Cuore."
As a producer, David has collaborated with a diverse range of artists including pop singer Lorenzo Licitra, dancer Leonardo Sinopoli and Olympic skater Matteo Rizzo, pushing the boundaries of sound and visual experiences. His production work has contributed to chart-topping albums, music videos, and immersive multimedia installations, showcasing his exceptional talent for innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration.
David is driven by a profound passion for philosophy and art, he is a seeker of truth whose intellectual journey has been shaped by a profound exploration of the works of Immanuel Kant and Victor Hugo. The profound impact of Kant's epistemological and moral philosophy, combined with the rich literary tapestries woven by Victor Hugo, has left an indelible mark on David's musical landscape. These influences contribute to his unique perspective on the human experience, informing his approach to philosophical questions and enriching his understanding of intellectual exploration and discovery.
David graduated at the G. Verdi Conservatory in Italy with full marks and highest honors. The thesis project focused on music aesthetic in animated movies. In 2023 he was accepted to the prestigious Screen Scoring Master's program at the University of Southern California. However, because of the expensive tuition, he regretfully turned down the admission and moved to Los Angeles to work.
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 Program where he assisted composers Marco Beltrami, Lawrence Shragge, Patrick Kirst and orchestrator Pete Anthony.