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Federico Jusid (born April 23, 1973) is an Argentinian composer who resides and works between Madrid and Los Angeles. He has written the scores for more than 40 feature films and over 25 television series.
His work includes the score for the Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign Film[1] The Secret in Their Eyes (2009, Dir. by Juan José Campanella), for which he received the nomination for the Spanish Academy Goya Award® for Best Original Score.[2]
He has recently worked with Alberto Iglesias writing additional compositions for the original score of Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and he has also composed the OST for Kidnap (Luis Prieto) with Halle Berry, and Happy 140 (Gracia Querejeta). Other notable scores include The Life Unexpected (Jorge Torregrossa),[3] Everybody Has a Plan (Anna Piterbarg),[4] The Escape (Eduardo Mignogna),[5] The Hidden Face (Andrés Baiz), I Want to Be a Soldier (Christian Molina), and more recently Magallanes (Salvador del Solar), Getulio (Joao Jardim), The Ignorance of Blood (Manuel Gómez Pereira), Betibu (Miguel Cohan) or Francis, Father Jorge (Beda Docampo Feijóo).
On television, his most recognised work[6][7][8] is the soundtrack for the Spanish historical drama Isabel,[9] with whom he won several awards, such as International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award[10] and Reel Music Award.[11] In 2015 he made the score for the TV series Under Suspicion and The Refugees (co-production with BBC International) and just released the historic drama Charles, King Emperor, sequel of Isabel.
He has also composed works for concert hall premiered throughout Europe and America by recognized soloist and chamber ensembles. As a pianist and composer, he has performed and toured prestigious theaters in Europe, Asia and America. He recorded for labels BMG, IRCO, Magenta Discos and Melopea.

Federico Jusid
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Background information
Birth nameJuan Federico Jusid
Born (1973-04-27) April 27, 1973 (age 46)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
GenresFilm score, contemporary classical, post-romanticism
Occupation(s)Composer, conductor, pianist
InstrumentsPiano
Websitefedericojusid.com

Early life and educationEdit

Jusid was born in Buenos Aires, the son of well known Argentinian film director Juan José Jusid and actress Luisina Brando.[12] Jusid began studying piano and composition at age seven.[13] Since then, he has been active as composer for the concert hall and piano soloist, performing as a soloist in numerous tours in some of the most prestigious theaters in America, Asia and Europe.
Jusid holds a Master of Music degree from The Manhattan School of Music, New York; a New England CSS, Boston; and Diplôme de Exécution Musicale with an Antorchas Foundation scholarship held at Brussels, apart from his bachelor's degree from the Buenos Aires Conservatory.
Jusid grew up among cutting rooms and film sets and soon his passion for music and film melted into a single focus that began with his first film scoring commission in 1994.

CareerEdit

His latest works are Kidnap (Luis Prieto), with Halle Berry, Happy 140 (Gracia Querejeta), Magallanes (Salvador del Solar), Francis, Father Jorge (Beda Docampo Feijóo) based on the life of Pope Francis I, and additional compositions for the score composed by Alberto Iglesias for Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Other notable film credits include the feature films Everybody Has a Plan (Twentieth Century Fox – Dir. Anna Piterbarg and starred by Viggo Mortensen), The Unexpected Life (Jorge Torregrossa), Getúlio (Joao Jardim), Betibú (Miguel Cohan), The Ignorance of the Blood (Manuel Gómez Pereira), Say I Do (Columbia Pictures – Juan Calvo); The Getaway (Eduardo Mignona), The Minder (Rodrigo Moreno), Fermat's Room (Luis Piedrahíta & Rodrigo Sopeña), The Hidden Face (Twentieth Century Fox – Andrés Baiz), I Want to Be a Soldier (Warner – Dir. Christian Molina), Che, A New Man (Documentary Film, Dir. Tristán Bauer), Hold Up! (Dir. Eduard Cortés), and internationally acclaimed The Secret in Their Eyes (Dir. Juan José Campanella), Oscar winner for Best Foreign Film, and nominated for the XXIV Goya Award for Best Original Score.[14] His scores for television series include but are not limited to Isabel, My Queen,[15] Charles, King Emperor, Under Suspicion, The Refugees (co-production with BBC International), Gran Reserva, La Señora,[16] 14 de abril. La República,[17] Los Simuladores, Hermanos y Detectives and The Mysteries of Laura.[18]
Other distinctions for his work on cinema and television include IFMCA International Film Music Critics Association 2012 and 2013 for the Score of Isabel, My Queen which also won the Reel Music Award 2013 for Best TV Series Score; Best Original Score at the Havana Film Festival 2010, Best Original Score at the Clarin Awards 2010 in Buenos Aires, First prize Silver Condor Award from the Argentine Film Critics Association 2010, all for the film The Secret in Their Eyes;[19] Best Original Score at the 12th Latin-American Film Festival of Trieste (Italy) 2006 for the Film Olga, Victoria Olga; First prize "Linterna" Audience award for the original soundtrack of the film Rodrigo, la película Programme El Acomodador, 2001; First Prize Pentagrama de Oro 2001, for the original soundtrack for the film The Getaway at the Mar del Plata International Film Festival; First prize Silver Condor Award for Best Film Score of the year for Bajo Bandera from the Argentine Film Critics Association 1998.[20]

Concerts and PerformancesEdit

Federico Jusid shares his filmscoring activity with another passion, composing for the Concert Hall and performing as concerto pianist. His latest compositions include the piece Tango Rhapsody,[21] for two pianos and symphonic orchestra, commissioned by the Martha Argerich Project[22] for the International Music Festival of Lugano; Enigmas, a theatrical piece for piano and ensemble commissioned by the University of Alcalá de Henares[23] (Madrid) in its 5th Century Anniversary; Finding Sarasate, commissioned by the University of Navarra to premiere on a Tribute Concert to Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate; and La Librería del Ingenioso Hidalgo, commissioned for the IV Centenary of Don Quixote's celebrations.
As piano interpreter Jusid has performed as a soloist in numerous tours in some of the most prestigious theaters in America, Asia and Europe, including the Carnegie Weill Hall, New York; Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires; Theater Platz, Frankfurt; Israel Philharmonic Orchestra House, Tel Aviv; St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall, St. Petersburg; National Conservatory of China, Beijing; National Conservatory of Spain, Madrid, among others; He has also performed in Paris, Rome, Seoul, Shanghai, Sicily, Stockholm, Sofia, Helsinki, Buenos Aires, Madrid, Málaga and Aarau among other cities around the world.
Also as a resident performer of the Sonor Ensemble directed by Mtro. Luis Aguirre, Jusid has toured throughout Spain, Europe, South America and Asia. Both his music for the concert hall and his film and television scores have been performed by international orchestras and soloists.

WorksEdit

Film MusicEdit

Year Title Director
2018 Life Itself Dan Fogelman
2017 Kidnap Luis Prieto
2015 Francis, Father Jorge Beda Docampo Feijoo
2015 Magallanes Salvador del Solar
2015 Happy 140 Gracia Querejeta
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Ridley Scott (additional music for the OST of Alberto Iglesias)
2014 The Ignorance of Blood Manuel Gómez Pereira
2014 El Club de los incomprendidos Carlos Sedes
2014 The Unexpected Life Jorge Torregrossa
2014 Getulio Joao Jardim
2014 Pancho The Millionaire Dog Tom Fernández
2014 Betibú Miguel Cohan
2012 Hold Up! Eduard Cortés
2012 Everybody Has a Plan Ana Piterbarg
2012 Audacia Hatem Khraiche
2011 The Hidden Face Andrés Baiz
2010 I Want to Be a Soldier Christian Molina
2009 The Secret in Their Eyes Juan José Campanella
2009 Che, A New Man Tristán Bauer
2009 My Days With Gloria Juan José Jusid
2007 Fermat´s Room Luis Piedrahíta & Rodrigo Sopeña
2007 Blinkers Álvaro Fernández Armero
2007 Thieves Jaime Marques
2006 The Hands Alejandro Doria
2006 El Partido Juan Calvo
2006 Olga, Victoria Olga Mercedes Farriols
2005 The Minder Rodrigo Moreno
2005 El Nexo Sebastián Antico
2005 Los nombres de Alicia Pilar Ruiz-Gutiérrez
2005 La Marea Pablo Bravo
2004 Say I Do Juan Calvo
2004 The Waiting, A Dancing Story José Cabeza
2004 Los Años Robados Fátima Gil & Manuel Gómez
2002 Passionate People Juan José Jusid
2002 No Debes Estar Aquí Jacobo Rispa
2001 The Escape Eduardo Mignogna
2001 Rodrigo, la película Juan Pablo Laplace
2000 Daddy Is My Idol Juan José Jusid
1999 The Dammed Rib Juan José Jusid
1998 An Argentinian in New York Juan José Jusid
1997 Bajo Bandera Juan José Jusid
1996 ¿Dónde Estás Amor De Mi Vida...? Juan José Jusid
1995 Muerte Dudosa Juan José Jusid
1994 Peor Es Nada Pablo Kova

Television MusicEdit

Year Title Season Production Company & Network
2018 Watership Down Season I 42, Biscuit Filmworks / BBC
2015 Teresa TV Movie. Dir. Jorge Dorado Televisión Española
2015 Charles, King Emperor Season I Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2015 The Refugees Season I Bambú Producciones / BBC International
2015 Bajo sospecha Season I Bambú Producciones / A3Media
2014 Isabel, My Queen Season III Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Season III Ida Y Vuelta Pf / Televisión Española
2013 Gran Reserva El pago de los Cortázar Bambú Producciones / Televisión Española
2013 Gran Reserva: El Origen Season I Bambú Producciones / Televisión Española
2013 Isabel, My Queen Season II Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2012 Isabel, My Queen Season I Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2012 14 De Abril, La República Season II Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2012 Gran Reserva Season III Bambú Producciones / Televisión Española
2012 Hispania, la leyenda Final Season Bambú Producciones / Antena 3
2012 The Mysteries of Laura Season II Ida Y Vuelta Pf / Televisión Española
2011 14 De Abril, La República Season I Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2011 Gran Reserva Season II Bambú Producciones /Televisión Española
2011 Hispania Season II Bambú Producciones / Antena 3
2011 The Mysteries of Laura Season II Ida Y Vuelta Pf / Televisión Española
2010 Hispania Season I Bambú Producciones /Antena 3
2010 Tierra De Lobos Season I Multipark / Telecinco
2010 Gran Reserva Season I Bambú Producciones / Televisión Española
2010 El Gordo: Una historia verdadera TV Miniserie Zebra Producciones / Antena 3
2009 The Mysteries of Laura Season I Ida Y Vuelta Pf / Televisión Española
2009 De Repente Los Gomez Season I Sony Entertainment / Telecinco
2009 La Señora Season II / III Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2009 No Estás Sola, Sara TV Movie. Dir. Carlos Sedes Ficcionamedia/ Televisión Española
2009 La Familia Mata Season III Notrofilms / Antena 3
2008 Hermanos y Detectives Season II Cuatro Cabezas / Telecinco
2008 Hero Kids TV Animation Series Alma Ata International Pictures / Televisión Española
2008 Plan America Season I Notrofilms / Televisión Española
2008 La Familia Mata Season II Notrofilms / Antena 3
2008 La Señora Season I Diagonal Televisión / Televisión Española
2007 Hermanos y Detectives Season I Cuatro Cabezas / Telecinco
2007 Cuestión De Sexo Season I Notrofilms / Cuatro
2007 Aprendiendo A Vivir TV Movie – Dir. José Mª Caro Grupo Ganga / Televisión Española
2007 La Familia Mata Season I Notrofilms / Antena 3
2007 Años Perdidos TV Movie – Dir. José Mª Caro Grupo Ganga / Televisión Española
2006 Los Simuladores' Season I Sony / Notrofilms / Cuatro
2003 El Pantano Season I Antena 3
1998 Drácula Season I Dir. Diego Kaplan América TV
1996 ¿Dónde Estás Amor De Mi Vida...? Season I Dir. Juan José Jusid Canal 13

AwardsEdit

Year Film Award Category Result
2019 A Twelve-Year Night 6th Platino Awards Best Original Score Pending
2015 Francis, Father Jorge Sur Award – Argentinian Academy of Arts & Cinema Best Original Score Nominated
2015 Isabel, My Queen Season III International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award Best Original Score Television Won
2015 Getùlio Grand Prix of Brazilian Cinema – Brazilian Academy of Cinema Best Original Score Nominated
2015 Isabel, My Queen Season III Reel Music Award Best Score Television Won
2015 Isabel, My Queen Season III Iris Award – Spanish Television Academy Best Original Score Nominated
2015 Isabel, My Queen Season III Movie Music UK Award Best Television Score Won
2014 Betibú Sur Award – Argentinian Academy of Arts & Cinema Best Original Score Nominated
2014 The Unexpected Life Feroz Award – Spanish Cinematographic Informers Association Best Original Score Nominated
2014 Isabel, My Queen Season II International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award Best Original Score Won[24]
2014 Isabel, My Queen Season II Reel Music Award Best Score Television Won[25]
2010 The Secret in Their Eyes 24th Goya Award – Spanish Academy Best Original Score Nominated[26]
2010 The Secret in Their Eyes XXXI Havana Film Festival Best Original Score Won[27]
2010 The Secret in Their Eyes Sur Award – Argentinian Academy of Arts & Cinema Best Original Score Won[28]
2010 The Secret in Their Eyes XXII Clarin Award Best Original Score Won[29]
2010 The Secret in Their Eyes First Prize Silver Condor – Argentine Film Critics Association Best Original Score Won[30]
2006 Olga, Victoria Olga XXI Latin-American Film Festival of Trieste[31] Best Original Score Won[32]
2001 Rodrigo "Linterna" Audience Award (Programme El acomodador – Argentina) Best Original Score Won
2001 The Escape Pentagrama de Oro – XVI Mar de Plata International Film Festival Best Original Score Won[33]
1998 Bajo Bandera First Prize Silver Condor – Argentine Film Critics Association Best Original Score Won[34]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ BBC News "Surprise foreign language Oscar win for Argentina", March 8, 2010. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Buenos Aires Herald "El secreto de sus ojos sweeps Goya Award nominations" Buenos Aires, January 9, 2010. Retrieved May 14, 2014.
  3. ^ Holland, Jonathan. The Hollywood Reporter "The Life Unexpected (La vida inesperada): Film Review" November 5, 2014. Retrieved May 5, 2014.
  4. ^ Film Music Reporter "Federico Jusid & Lucio Godoy to Score 'Everyone Has a Plan'" May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Cinema of the World "Eduardo Mignogna – La fuga (2001)" November 1, 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Gómez, Rosario Gómez, El País "Música para una serie épica: El compositor Federico Jusid crea la banda sonora original de ‘Isabel’ 18 August 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  7. ^ Olías, Laura. ABC "Así suena la segunda temporada de Isabel. La Orquesta Sinfónica y el Coro de RTVE interpretan la banda sonora de la serie, compuesta por Federico Jusid" Madrid, August 17, 2013. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  8. ^ Teleprograma.tv "Federico Jusid el autor de la banda sonora de la serie de La 1 "Isabel me ha atrapado"" Madrid, July 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
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  23. ^ La información "La Universidad de Alcalá estrena el viernes una nueva pieza musical que recoge la misión histórica de la institución" Madrid, October 19, 2009. Retrieved May 28, 2014.
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