BIO

 

Vanessa Garde is a prolific film and television composer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, music technologist, and former faculty member at Berklee College of Music.

   

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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 Icíar Bollaín), 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 works between Madrid, Navarra, Valencia and Los Angeles, working on projects in film, television, platforms, live events and videogames.

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.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

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. 

CONDUCTING CONCERTS

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. 

Alberto Iglesias

Film Composer, 11-time Goya Award Winner and 4-time Academy Award Nominee

“Vanessa has exceptional qualities. In addition to her mastery as a composer and orchestrator, she has expansive technical knowledge and an insatiable curiosity for the possibilities in musical creation. I am certain that her talent and sensibility will always take her to a place full of musical wonder.”

Rafa Sardina

Producer / Mixer / Engineer, 18-time Grammy Award Winner

“If there is one person in this industry I would trust blindly it is Vanessa!
She’s not only an amazing professional, but has the skills to please and be part of any team.”

Lucio Godoy

Film & TV Composer and Music Producer

“One of Vanessa’s most impressive qualities is her vast knowledge of the entire process in scoring for media.
It seems as if there is no end to the versatility of her skills. She is a unique and a great asset for any major project.”

Roque Baños

Film Composer

“In the film scoring world, I have never met anyone like Vanessa. Her generosity, dedication, and
her great musical talent (above all) makes her essential to reach the highest level in every way.”

MUSIC | Demo Reel

Vanessa’s focus is on feature-length films, television series and videogames. 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

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