Arturo Cardelús is a rising talent in the film industry. His most recent score, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, was called “stunning” by Variety’s Peter Debruge and won Best Music Award at the Málaga Film Festival. Cardelús has previously scored the internet sensation In a Heartbeat, the Netflix Original miniseries Call Me Francis, Frank Marshall’s The People’s Fighters, Morena Films’ Altamira, el Origen del Arte, and Netflix’s Black Beach. His most recent works include the Romantic comedy Back to Lyla, Matt Sauter’s Dylan & Zoey, and Centurion: The Dancing Stallion directed by Dana Gonzales. Up next for Cardelús is the animated feature Dragonkeeper starring Bill Nighy.
Cardelús’ contributions to the world of concert music were recognized when he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016. His works have been performed across Europe, Asia, and the United States in such venues as Madrid’s Auditorio Nacional, Tokyo’s Kioi Hall, Seoul’s Arts Center Concert Hall, and Boston’s Jordan Hall. Naxos, a leading classical music label, released an album of Cardelús’s chamber music in 2015. The album includes the suite Con Aire de Tango, which was commissioned by Berlin Philharmonic soloists and recorded at Berlin’s Philharmonie. Cardelús has also composed chamber works commissioned by Natalia Ensemble, Cuarteto Granada, and Tanya Gabrielian, and his works have been also been performed by Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica and Japanese violinist Iwao Furusawa.
Cardelús hails from Madrid, Spain. He studied piano performance at the Royal Academy of Music in London, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Conservatorio Superior de Música in Salamanca, and Conservatorio Profesional in Guadalajara. Cardelús then shifted his focus, studying composition and film scoring at Boston’s Berklee College of Music, where he graduated summa cum laude and received the composition department’s highest award. Cardelús currently lives in Los Angeles.