Vanessa Garde is a prolific film and television composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, music technologist, and former faculty member at Berklee College of Music.
Vanessa Garde graduated Summa Cum Laude on Film Scoring (at Berklee, Boston, 2010), graduated with the highest honors at the Royal Conservatory in Madrid (on Piano Performance, as well as on Piano Pedagogy) and she also took up to the 4th Course on “History and Music Science” at the online program from La Rioja University.
On her professional career, she has worked in more than 75 projects (in different roles), including blockbuster films like Exodus (directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale and Joel Edgerton), The Girl in the Spider’s Web (part of the Millennium series, Claire Foy), Misconduct (Josh Dudamel, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino), The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (Terry Gilliam), The Fury of a Patient Man (Antonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo), Rosa’s Wedding (directed by Iciar Bollain), Hunter’s Prayer (Sam Worthington), Everybody Has a Plan (Viggo Mortersen), The Cold Light of Day (Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver) or The Raven (John Cusack), among others.
In television (series), Vanessa has worked on NBC’s The Titan Games (hosted by Dwayne Johnson, the Rock), Amazon’s series Parot, National Spanish television Antena 3 series (and Netflix’s) Galerías Velvet, Gran Hotel; Telecinco’s Lo que Escondían sus ojos or Hasbro’s My Little Pony. Her musical collaborations also include working closely with Alberto Iglesias, David Newman, Lucio Godoy, Joey Newman, Roque Baños, Federico Jusid, K.C. Porter, Remote Control (Hans Zimmer´s company), Jeff Russo, or MuMo Productions.
She has also being involved with some artists, on studio work, as well as live performances: Plácido Domingo, David Bisbal, Sabina, Maluma, or Natalia Lafourcade; among others.
As a conductor, she has lead some film music concerts with the Navarra Symphonic Orchestra, Orfeón Pamplonés Choir, as well as becoming the first woman to conduct the Band “La Pamplonesa” (in 103 years of existence). She also does studio work, conducting sessions in London, Bratislava, Budapest, Madrid, Pamplona and Los Angeles.
For more than five years Vanessa was the Assistant Professor for the Master in Music in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games at Berklee College of Music, Valencia Campus; focusing on music production classes and everything related to technology in music for media. She also collaborates with other educational institutions like ESMUC, Centro Katarina Gurska, Música Creativa, or Fundación SGAE.
Currently, she lives between Madrid, Navarra and Los Angeles, working on projects in film, television, platforms and live events.
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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
SCORING FOR MEDIA
Vanessa is adept at composing, arranging, orchestrating, programming and mixing for any visual media, ranging from feature films to television series and online content.
Expert in arranging, producing, and mixing for music albums.
Advanced user in DAW’s (ProTools, Logic, Digital Performer, Cubase, Live), VEP, many plugins and sample libraries.
SPEAKING & TEACHING
With five years experience as faculty at Berklee College of Music, Vanessa gives masterclasses, speaks at conferences, and educates film scoring students and film scoring passionates.
At the podium, leading concerts of film music, paying tribute to the well known repertoire, with different ensembles including symphonic orchestras, to choirs or symphonic bands.
MUSIC | Demo Reel
Vanessa’s focus is on feature-length films and television series. She also has ample experience in arranging for live productions, studio albums, and is comfortable working with many genres of music.
In the demo reel, you will find samples of Vanessa’s compositions, arrangements, orchestrations, programming and mixes.
If you are looking for something more specific, contact her office (Juny) or Vanessa directly.
LATEST NEWS & BLOG
Vanessa Shares Insights on Music Production for Media at ECAM Film School
Music composer and producer, Vanessa Garde, delivered a lecture at the ECAM Film School in Madrid on April 25th. The lecture aimed to provide...
‘Vaya Vacaciones’: Digital Dolby Atmos Sountrack Released
Composer Vanessa Garde's original soundtrack for Víctor García León’s feature film Vaya Vacaciones is now available to stream on all major digital...
Vanessa is going to be the new Berklee Outstanding Women Scholarship’s Mentor
Vanessa Garde will be next year’s mentor for the Outstanding Women Scholarship of Berklee’s Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games program at...
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