Ilan Eshkeri is a British composer known for his film scores to Stardust, The Young Victoria and Kick-Ass as well as for his collaborations with recording artists and his concert work.
His career is notable for its diversity; recently Eshkeri scored Still Alice starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin and Kristen Stewart, Kevin Macdonald’s Black Sea featuring Jude Law, 47 Ronin starring Keanu Reeve’s, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, Working Title’s I Give it a Year and the Oscar nominated Invisible Woman, Ralph Fiennes’ second outing as a director.
Christmas 2013 saw Eshkeri’s score to The Snowman and The Snowdog, the sequel to the British animated classic The Snowman, performed live to picture at a series of concerts at the Union Chapel in London. Eshkeri has also had his works performed at The Louvre in Paris, The Rudolfinum in Prague and The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Eshkeri has collaborated with recording artists including Tim Wheeler from Ash, Smith & Burrows, Emmy The Great, Tom Odell, Coldplay, David Gilmour and Annie Lennox. He has worked with Amon Tobin on a live orchestral performance of his work, wrote the The Young Victoria song Only You for Sinead O’Connor, worked with Take That on the film Stardust and has been commissioned to write for the world renown pianist Lang Lang.
Eshkeri’s score to The Snowman and The Snowdog was nominated for a BAFTA and his score to The Young Victoria was nominated for an Ivor Novello and topped the classical music charts for several weeks. Stardust won the International Film Music Critics Association award for ‘Best Original Score’. Eshkeri was nominated for ‘Discovery of the Year’ at the World Soundtrack Awards for Layer Cake and he has been nominated for three other World Soundtrack Awards.