BIOGRAPHY  

Antonio Di Iorio is a music composer for film, any kind of media and classical concerts. He is orchestrator, conductor and pianist as well.

Los Angeles based, besides being busy on his own projects, Di Iorio’s been working alongside film composer Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) as executive senior assistant and additional composer for more than 3 years and his music can be heard in Tim Miller's and James Cameron's Terminator: Dark Fate (20th Century Fox, Skydance Media, Paramount Pictures, Tencent Pictures, Lightstorm Entertainment), Peter Jackson's Mortal Engines (MRC/Universal Pictures), Robert Rodriguez's and James Cameron's Alita: Battle Angel (Twentieth Century Fox), Roar Uthaug's Tomb Raider (Warner Bros./GK Films), Jeff Fowler's Sonic The Hedgehog (Paramount Pictures), Nikolaj Arcel's and Ron Howard's The Dark Tower (Sony/Columbia Picture), Red Bull's Distance Between Dreams.

Born in Campobasso, Italy, he graduated at the Conservatory "Lorenzo Perosi" in Campobasso in Piano (2005) and Composition (2007) with top grades with honours, studying with Piero Niro and also with Luca Salvatori, orchestrator of film music composer Andrea Guerra. Then he got the Master Degree in the two-years specialization in Composition (2010) with top grades with honours, and the Degree in Orchestral Conducting with top grades with honours.

On September 2011 he moved to the USA to attend the one year Master Of Music In Film Composition - Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Seattle, Washington, at the Seattle Film Institute, getting the Master Degree with top grades. Among teachers he studied with the two-time "Emmy Award" winning Hummie Mann. In Seattle Di Iorio composed music for various movies and a documentary, recording and conducting by himself in different recording studios: Spacecraft Escape, Marilyn's Dress, Cane and many others.
Before that, he has composed music for many films, short-films and others, like the short-film I Quattro Aspiranti, the 3D movie Code Guardian, the short-film Primo Girone. He composed music for the American film Bully, the American documentary With Paper Hands, the future movie Mia and others.

Di Iorio approached music at five years old, starting to study piano at seven and to compose at ten. His compositions began to be performed in public concerts soon in many Italian and European cities: Tempo Di Sonat, Dittico Per Quintetto, De Venefico, Concertante Op. 2 for 4 Clarinets and Orchestra, Sestetto, Danza Fantasia also conductor, Trio Irrequieto, Invenzione Scherzosa, Cantus Aviae Angelae also conductor, La Marcia Dei Troll, Journey also conductor, 6 Bagatelle in Amsterdam also conductor, Sky Adventure, Puer Natus also conductor, Dante's Nightmare in Udine, Sparks Battle, Dante In Paradiso, Celebrazioni - Overture and Galaxy Endeavor all in Brescia, also conductor. Since 2009, for 2 years he got many concerts with the Youth Symphony Orchestra of the Campobasso Conservatory, performing famous classical works and his compositions Mattino D'Estate, Vitalità, Rapsodia Sinfonica and For Children.

Since 2005 he has co-worked with Composer and Orchestra Conductor Flavio Emilio Scogna (the personal collaborator of Luciano Berio). He made the reconstructing of Serenata Per Un Satellite by Bruno Maderna, an elaboration and arrangement (ordered by ACLI) for Voice and String Orchestra of Quanto T’Ho Amato, original by Nicola Piovani, performed in Rome by The Nova Amadeus Orchestra, broadcasted live in World Vision by CTV and Radio Vaticana (2005), and some recordings like Stabat Mater by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi and The Viola In My Life by Morton Feldman.

Since 2005 he has worked as orchestrator, arranger and conductor wuth Silvio Amato, a TV, classical and theatrical music composer in Milan. Di Iorio made the orchestration of Faraway Flares (Bagliori Lontani), performed and recorded by the Monesis Ensemble in Rome (2005). Then he made the orchestrations for orchestra of three Ballets (each one in 2 Acts and 2 hours long), performed in the United Kingdom and Ireland: Snow White (2005), recorded by The Timisoara National Orchestra, in Romania, conducted by Scogna; Peter Pan (2006), conducted by Di Iorio and Scogna; Beauty And The Beast (2007), arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Di Iorio. He orchestrated and revised also Amato’s Il Principe Felice, recorded by the Ensemble Strumentale Scaligero, from La Scala in Milan, for La Feltrinelli and Curci and performed in Russia on All works released on CD as well.

Di Iorio attends also several classical and film music competitions. On 2008 he was selected in the competition "Quartetto Uscita Firenze Sud", winning two live performances with his I Colori Della Toscana. He got the 2nd prize at "Premio Rustichelli" 2008 in Carpi (Modena), with the music for the short-film Il Signor B. Admitted at the final of the competition "Nascimbene Award 2008" with his music for Il Processo Di Verona.  He got the 2nd prize at the music competition "Mater Hominis" with his Oratorio Via Matris, in Isernia, 2009. Moreover on the same year Di Iorio won the scholarship to Amsterdam, where on October 6th, 2009 he conducted his Tre Bagatelle.

His composition Danza Fantasia has been recorded for the VCM Records label, recorded in the VDM Studio in Rome on September 2007, performed by the Monesis Ensemble conducted by Scogna. In this CD, called Crossroads, there are pieces by other important contemporary Italian composers.

On 2009 he got ordered works by the Italian radio television network Sat2000, making Orchestration and Arrangements of We Are The World (for Chorus and Orchestra) and O Sole Mio (for Tenor and Orchestra), both performed on May 13th, 2009 in Israel, in the live concert on the occasion of the visit by the Pope, broadcasted worldwide by Sat2000.

On December 2009 Di Iorio won the music composers competition "A Vancouver con la tua Musica" ("To Vancouver with your Music"), made by Italian TV channel SKY TV Italy, with his composition Spirito Eroico. Around twenty pieces recorded with the Orchestra Verdi Of Milan. From February 12th, 2010 his music score was broadcasted by TV SKY in all the TV shows regarding the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver 2010.

On November 29th, 2010 he won the Best Award at the International Composer Competition “Valentino Bucchi” 33rd Edition in Rome, with the composition Eja Mater for Solo Voices, Chorus and Orchestra.

From 2010 he signed an agreement with Soundfile Production, a Music Company for TV, cinema etc. in Los Angeles (California). Thirteen of his pieces have been selected to be used in productions for movies, TV, commercials and others in the USA.

On March 2011 he completed musical works ordered by network TV SKY for TV shows series and related commercials about 150 Years of Italian National Unity, on air during the Italian national festivity days. In the same year he arranged Playing Love from Ennio Morricone’s soundtrack "The Legend Of The Pianist On The Ocean", recorded on CD "Duende" in Naples.

In January 2013 he composed ten pieces specifically for a TV Show made in Los Angeles, California (USA). This show went on air on US TV channel ABC from April 2013. One month later he composed twenty pieces for another TV Show made in Los Angeles, on air on US TV channel ABC from the Fall 2013.

In March 2013 Di Iorio got a Nomination at the Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2013 in Los Angeles with his composition “Spacecraft Escape”. Click here to see
On November 2013 Di Iorio attended the Gran Gala night of the HMMA 2013 at The Fonda Theater in Hollywood. Actors like Eric Roberts and other celebrities were there. Click here to see

He was engaged in 2013 by Fidelity Wave Production Music, a Musical Society for TV, cinema etc.. Los Angeles (California). Twelve of his pieces have been chosen to be used in various productions for TV, movies, and more in the USA.

In 2013 he signed a contract of engagement with Italian TV Mediaset RTI, one of the major national TV. They selected eight of his compositions to be used and broadcasted in Italian TV shows, commercials, opening titles and other uses. His composition Galaxy Endeavor has been selected to be used for the TV commercial "Etnaland".

On September 28th, 2013 Di Iorio got the 2nd prize at the FMF Young Talent Award 2013 in Krakow, Poland, within the 6th Film Music Festival, with his composition Moon Mission for the short-film "Ciemna Strona Księżyca" ("Dark Side Of The Moon"). His music had been evaluated and selected by a prestigious world-class jury, among which Robert Townson (the head of the prestigious film music record label Varèse Sarabande in Hollywood), Daniel Carlin (professor of practice at USC Thornton and director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television SMPTV), Diego Navarro (composer and conductor), Michael Todd (ASCAP Senior Director of Film and TV Music), Abel Korzeniowski (Polish film music composer), Robert Piaskowski (educator, journalist, and founder and long-serving president of the Pro Musica Mundi Association) and Magdalena Wojewoda-Mleczko (Radio journalist, Rmf Classic Programme Director). Click here to see

On September 2013, he has been engaged by Laguna Films, LLC in Hollywood for composing the music for the movie Past Due! with actor Eric Roberts. The post production is beginning after Winter 2014.
In the same period he completed the music score for the American movie Life In Between and he is working on other projects.

On July 6th, 2014 Di Iorio performed as a conductor and composer in Chiari (Brescia) with the mezzosoprano Marianna Petrecca in a gran gala concert conducting the Orchestra Filarmonica Franciacorta of Brescia. Program composed of the most famous film music scores from Hollywood and Italy, including John Williams, Ennio Morricone, Hans Zimmer, Howard Shore, as well as a few Di Iorio's orchestral compositions: Sparks Battle, Celebrazioni, Cleebrazioni - Overture and Dante In Paradisio. Click here to see

After having been selected on May 2014, since July 14th he attended the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis in Hollywood. Among the various activities he conducted in the Eastwood Scoring Stage inside the Worner Bros Studios in Burbank, Los Angeles. On August 1st he conducted and recorded his orchestral work Flying With The Dragon. The recording happened at the FOX Newman Scoring Stage in Los Angeles with the Hollywood Studio Orchestra. Click here to see

On August 14th Di Iorio got the 2nd prize at the prestigious Transatlantyk Film Music Competition in Poznan, Poland. A great jury chaired by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek and composed of professionals from Hollywood (John Ottman, Richard Gladstein, Michael Price, Andy Hill, Michael P. Aust) evaluated 11 finalists selected for the Finale from 220 submissions. Got the with his two compositions Invasions for 3 Mezzosoprano and Orchestra (voice by Marianna Petrecca) and In Between Worlds for Female Ethnic Voice and Orchestra (voice by Alda Caiello), composed for the same films. Click here to see

On February 1st, 2015, Di Iorio had a recording session at the Magyar Radio 22-Es Studió in Budapest, Hungary. He conducted the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, composed of 70 music professors, recording his music scores "Funny Rush", "Like A Bolt", "Epic Vortex", "Funny Epic Heroes" and "Prologo Epico". See the photo album. Production by Antonello Martina's Soundiva Produzioni Musicali, Milan, Italy.

On May 20th, 2015, the Soundiva Music Production of Milan released the new audio CD "Orchestral Works" with last recorded music scores by Antonio Di Iorio. The CD is on sale on the following stores: Amazon.com, iTunes.com and Muzoic.com.

On May 30th, 2015, Di Iorio won the 1st Prize at the very prestigious Composers Competition FMF Young Talent Awards 2015 in Krakow, Poland during the Film Music Festival. A great and international jury headed by Professor Daniel Carlin, director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Programme at the University of Southern California and composed of professionals from Hollywood such as Michael Todd (ASCAP Senior Director of Film & TV Music), Trevor Morris (film composer), Robert Townson (executive producer and head of Varèse Sarabande record labe), Doreen Ringer Ross (VP, Film/TV Relations for BMI), Richard Guérin (General Manager for Howard Shore's Lord of the Rings Symphony) and from Poland such as Robert Piaskowski (FMF Artistic Director) and Pawe? Pawlik (radio journalist and Program Deputy Director of RMF Classic), evaluated 26 finalists qualified for the Final from nearly 100 submissions from 22 countries.
Di Iorio received his winning award during the International TV Series Gala at the Tauron Arena, in front of an audience of TV composers, Hollywood guests and closer to 12,000 viewers gathered at the concert, who heard the winning suite composed for a fragment of an episode of the cult series The Borgias. Performance by La Sinfonietta Orchestra (100 musicians) conducted by Diego Navarro. The award was presented by Izabela Helbin, the director of the Krakow Festival Office, and Robert Piaskowski, the FMF artistic director. Winning with the orchestral composition "Under Assault" (it will soon be posted on this site). The news and the article regarding the winning can be read on the Official Web-Site of the Event of the Film Music Festival.