Cesar Benito

Cesar Benito Fernandez is a composer, orchestrator, conductor and music producer originally from Marbella, Spain. He is best known for composing the music scores of some of Spain's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful TV series in recent years, including La Chica de Ayer (Spanish remake of BBC's Life on Mars), Los Protegidos and the international hit The Time in Between (El Tiempo Entre Costuras), a period drama that in 2013 broke a twelve years old record with the highest ratings for an opening of a prime time TV series in Spain. That record was broken again in 2015 by the comedy series Allí abajo, also scored by Benito.

Cesar Benito
Cesar Benito conducting at Fox Studios.JPG
Background information
GenresFilm score, Film music, Pop rock, Musical theatre
Occupation(s)Composer, Songwriter, Conductor, Performer, Producer
InstrumentsPiano, guitar, ukulele
Websitecesarbenito.com

El Tiempo Entre Costuras soundtrack album reached #2 on Spain’s iTunes Store Albums, and #1 on the Soundtracks category. It also won numerous awards, including Best Music for Television by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Television of Spain, and is one of the most played TV soundtracks worldwide on Spotify. 'Tema de Sira', the first track on the album was the music chosen by Spanish gymnast Carolina Rodríguez to accompany her ribbon routine on competitions around the world, including winning an olympic diploma at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

WorkEdit

Film and TelevisionEdit

Year Title Format Genre Nationality
2020 Benidorm
Desaparecidos
Serie TV
Serie TV
Romantic Comedy
Crime, Drama
España
España
2019 Allí abajo (Season 5) TV Show Romantic Comedy Spain
2018 Sabuesos
Allí Abajo (Season 4)

The Russian Bride

TV Show
TV Show
Feature Film
Comedy, Mystery
Romantic Comedy
Thriller
Spain
Spain
USA
2017 Allí Abajo (Season 3) TV Show Romantic Comedy Spain
2016 La Sonata del Silencio
Allí abajo (Season 2)
TV Show
TV Show
Romantic Drama
Romantic Comedy
Spain
Spain
2015 Allí abajo (Season 1)
Algo Que Celebrar
TV Show
TV Show
Romantic Comedy
Comedy
Spain
Spain
2014 Vive Cantando (Season 2) TV Show Comedy, Musical Spain
2013 Avenged (AKA Savaged outside the US & Canada)
Vive Cantando (Season 1)
Feature Film
TV Show
Horror, Fantasy
Comedy, Musical
USA
Spain
2012 El tiempo entre costuras

Los Protegidos (Season 3)

TV Show

TV Show

Romantic Drama, Thriller
Fantasy, Comedy, Thriller
Spain
Spain
2011 Los Protegidos (Season 2) TV Show Fantasy, Comedy, Thriller Spain
2010 Los Protegidos (Season 1)
Ways to Live Forever
TV Show
Feature Film
Fantasy, Comedy, Thriller
Drama
Spain
UK / Spain
2009 La Chica de Ayer (Remake of BBC's Life on Mars)
Cambio de Sentido
TV Show
TV Movie
Science-Fiction, Drama
Documentary
Spain / UK
Spain / México
2008 Shevernatze Feature Film Dark Comedy Spain
2007 Cielito Lindo Feature Film Action, Adventure USA
2006 Mía Sarah
Madrid de arriba abajo
Feature Film
TV Show
Romantic Comedy
Documentary
Spain
Spain

DiscographyEdit

Year Title Genre Credit Record label
2020 Live from Cordoba Live Performance Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Producer Plaza Mayor Company
2017 La Sonata del Silencio Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Piano, Producer Plaza Mayor Company
2015 Avenged (Unofficial Release) Soundtrack Composer Warrior Way Entertainment
2014 El Tiempo Entre Costuras Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Piano, Producer MovieScore Media
2013 Ways To Live Forever (Music Inspired by the Motion Picture) Soundtrack Composer, Piano Warrior Records
2011 Ways to Live Forever Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Piano, Producer MovieScore Media
2010 Salvame de Ti Pop, Rock Arranger, Conductor, Piano, Guitars, Producer Bubu Records
2008 The Kurt Weill Project Alternative Arranger, Orchestrator, Programming LML Music
2007 Mía Sarah Soundtrack Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor, Piano, Producer Filmax Music

Awards and nominationsEdit


GoldSpirit Awards

Year Category Project Outcome
2014 Best Spanish Original Soundtrack El Tiempo Entre Costuras Won
Best Music for Television El Tiempo Entre Costuras Nominated
Best Spanish Composer Nominated
Best Breakthrough Composer Won

Academy of Sciences and Arts of Television of Spain - Iris Awards

Year Category Project Outcome
2013 Best Music for Television El Tiempo Entre Costuras Won

International Film Music Critics Association

Year Category Project Outcome
2013 Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year Nominated
Best Original Score for a Television Series El Tiempo Entre Costuras Nominated

Spanish Film Music Critics Awards

Year Category Project Outcome
2013 Best Score El Tiempo Entre Costuras Nominated
Best Composer Nominated
2007 Best Breakthrough Composer Nominated

Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain

Year Category Project Outcome
2011 Best Music Ways to Live Forever Nominated
2007 Best Music Mia Sarah Nominated

Garden State Film Festival

Year Category Project Outcome
2007 Best Orchestral Composition Mia Sarah Won

Premio Internacional de Composición Coral “Villa de Rota”

Year Category Outcome
1995 Best Choral Composition Won

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