Atli Örvarsson

Atli Örvarsson is a highly acclaimed Icelandic film and TV composer, conductor, and musician, whose expansive body of work spans over 40 major studio film productions, countless TV shows, and collaborations with a range of artists including RZA, Hans Zimmer, Ólafur Arnalds, Khalid, and Talos. He has established himself on the world stage as one of today’s preeminent film and TV composers, with an impressive list of achievements to his name.

Atli’s extensive work in film includes scores for The Hitman’s Bodyguard franchise (starring Ryan Reynolds and Samuel Jackson), Netflix’ Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams), The Edge of Seventeen, Vantage Point, The Eagle, Season of the Witch, and many more. He has also contributed to some of Hans Zimmer’s most memorable scores such as Man of Steel, Pirates of the Caribbean 3, Angels & Demons and The Holiday.

In addition to his film work, Atli has an impressive list of television credits, including Apple TV’s crime drama ‘Defending Jacob’ starring Chris Evans, as well as many of Dick Wolf’s acclaimed procedurals including NBC’s long-running Chicago trio: ‘Chicago Fire’, ‘Chicago P.D.’, and ‘Chicago Med’ as well as ‘Chicago Justice’; and CBS’s ‘FBI’, ‘FBI: International’, and ‘FBI: Most Wanted’.

Over the years, Atli has won numerous awards for his work, including more than 40 ASCAP and BMI awards for his work in television and film, the HARPA Nordic Film Composer Award for his acclaimed score to Icelandic drama feature ‘Rams’, and nominations for Breakthrough of the Year at the IFMCA Awards and Discovery of the Year by the World Soundtrack Academy. In 2019, his score for the Icelandic animated feature ‘Ploey’ was nominated for a World Soundtrack Awards’ “Public Choice Award”.

In his native Iceland, Atli continues to work with the SinfoniaNord orchestra to put the town of Akureyri on the map as an international destination for recording film scores. He also co-founded the thriving INNI label to help bring talented Icelandic artists to a wider audience and continued his creative evolution with the release of his expansive 2020 solo debut, ‘You Are Here,’ which reviewers called evocative and a serene, beatific experience.

Atli recently scored the new Apple TV+ series ‘Silo’, which promises to be yet another example of his extraordinary talent and versatility as a composer. His exceptional body of work, spanning multiple genres and mediums, makes him a highly sought-after composer, and a true icon in the world of film and television scoring.