20 22 oct '22

Alberto Iglesias

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member

Spain’s most acclaimed living composer has enjoyed a long, fruitful partnership with Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, producing such films as The Flower of My Secret, Live Flesh, All About my Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver and Broken Embraces. Iglesias has written for major US productions and has been acclaimed for his work with leading Hollywood figures such as Oliver Stone (Comandante), John Malkovich (The Dancer Upstairs), Fernando Meirelles (The Constant Gardener), and Marc Foster (The Kite Runner).

He was awarded the EFA for Best Original Soundtrack for Volver and the WSAward for Soundtrack Composer of the Year and Best Original Soundtrack of the Year as well as Academy Award & BAFTA nominations for The Constant Gardener. He won the 2008 Satellite Award for Best Original Soundtrack for The Kite Runner, next to Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for second time. He has also been awarded nine Goyas and numerous other European accolades. His latest collaboration with Almodóvar is for the movie Broken Embraces.


  • Soundtrack Composer of the Year 2012: Alberto Iglesias (Le Moine; La Piel Que Habito; Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
  • Soundtrack Composer of the Year 2006: Alberto Iglesias (The Constant Gardener)
  • Best Original Soundtrack of the Year 2006: The Constant Gardener (by Alberto Iglesias)


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