Stephanie Economou is a Grammy-winning composer and violinist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her early successes have emerged from her exploration and study of widely varying musical styles, including classical, experimental, folk and rock. Stephanie’s experience in film scoring extends from drama to action to comedy, which has demanded the synthesis of an electronic and acoustic musical palette. It is her uniquely hybridized compositional voice which has proven a valuable asset across a wide spectrum of visual media.
Stephanie is the composer of the Netflix TV series Jupiter’s Legacy, based on the comic series by Mark Millar. She has written the music for the Lionsgate/Starz series Step Up: High Water, the second season of Manhunt: Deadly Games, as well as the Netflix series, The Chair, created by Amanda Peet and starring Sandra Oh. Stephanie scored two episodes of the Disney+ documentary series Marvel’s 616, directed by Gillian Jacobs and Alison Brie, and continued her collaboration with Jacobs on the LucasFilm/Disney+ documentary feature More Than Robots. She is also the composer of the Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla DLCs The Siege of Paris and Dawn of Ragnarök, the latter of which earned her the first-ever Grammy award in the new “Best Score for Video Games and Other Interactive Media” category in 2023. She also won the Society of Composers and Lyricists’ Best Game Soundtrack award for the same title.
Stephanie is a long-time collaborator of Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, composing additional music on scores such as Disney’s live-action re-make Mulan, directed by Niki Caro, Jon Turtletaub’s The Meg, Antoine Fuqua’s The Equalizer 2, Disneynature’s Penguins, and Ridley Scott’s Oscar-nominated film The Martian. Her music can also be heard in Niki Caro’s The Zookeeper’s Wife, Ben Affleck’s Live By Night, and Simon Baker’s Breath. She has also aided in crafting the scores for Hulu’s mini-series Catch-22 directed by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, as well as the ABC/Warner Bros. TV series Whiskey Cavalier. Economou’s recent work includes the Lionsgate comedy feature About My Father starring Robert De Niro, the Dreamworks animated feature Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken, and the upcoming installment of the popular franchise My Big Fat Greek Wedding 3 coming out in September 2023.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and Master’s in Composition for Visual Media from University of California Los Angeles. In 2015, she was chosen as one of six fellows for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab at Skywalker Ranch. Stephanie was also selected for the 2018 NBC/Universal Composers Initiative and is a 2021 BAFTA Breakthrough Artist. She is the winner of the 2022 Society for Composers and Lyricists David Raksin Award for Emerging Talent for her work on “Jupiter’s Legacy.” As a resident board member for The Alliance for Women Film Composers, Stephanie considers the empowerment of women in film an exceedingly necessary platform, and strives to make her voice, as well as other female voices in the industry, heard.