Stefano Tomaselli is an Italian composer based in Los Angeles. He started his musical career at the age of nine, when he began studying piano with Professor Antonio Ranalli, student of Ferruccio Busoni. His journey as a student culminated with a Master’s Degree in Composition under the guidance of Maestro Alessandro Cusatelli. He also studied Organ with Professor Biondi, Violin with Professor Alessandra Albo and Drums and Percussion with Professor Messina.
Since he relocated to the US with the assistance of Academy Award winning composer Bill Conti, he has been collaborating on several projects with world-renowned tenor Plácido Domingo. His collaboration with the Maestro brought him to the attention of the Butler Opera Center in Austin (Texas), who commissioned him an Opera.
Stefano also writes music for the silver screen; he scored “Boy in the Void”, directed by Miroslav Macala (2012), “L’Homme Sans Musique”, directed by Stefano Arduino (2013) and “Amalia”, directed by Biagio Fersini (“Best Original Score” at the “Sonora Soundtrack Film Festival”, 2014), “Road To Juarez”, directed by David De Leon (2015) and “Lyudmila”, directed by Biagio Fersini (2015).
Stefano also collaborated on the soundtrack of "Anomalisa", directed by Duke Johnson and Charlie Kaufman (2015), Oscar Nominated in the category of "Animated Feature Film".
In addition to creating music, Stefano is also an avid formula race car driver. He has participated in race events across Europe.
Road to Juarez
Film by David A. Ponce de Leon (Action and Thriller) Music department Inspired by true events, William Forsythe plays a cunning ex-con with ties to the Mexican underworld who ensnares best friends, Walter Perez and Charlie Koontz into a daring heist in Mexico. Written by Anonymous
Film by Charlie Kaufman (Animation, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Soundtrack Michael Stone, an author that specializes in customer service, is a man who is unable to interact deeply with other people. His low sensitivity to excitement, and his lack of interest made him a man with a repetitive life on his own perspective. But, when he went on a business trip, he met a stranger - an extraordinary stranger, which slowly became a cure for his negative view on life that possibly will change his mundane life. Written by Gusde
L'homme sans musique
Film by Stefano Arduino (Short, Drama, Music and Romance) Composer In the midst of an economic crisis, the owner of an company is forced to choose between his principles and his personal gain. One day he finds, in his cave, the old piano he used to play when he was a boy.
Boy in the Void
Film by Miroslav Macala (Short, Action and Drama) Composer A proud boy opens the door to a masculine world of a hardcore Brooklyn gym and quickly learns that the image he has of himself is seen much differently by his friend and the gym owner. In his ensuing quest for manhood, the boy uncovers a side of himself that has never been revealed before. This story is inspired by real events. Written by Anonymous
Film by Sandra Astorino (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Composer The film tells the love story between a hard man with no identity, and a very beautiful woman: Amalia. The film opens with a man dressed as a pirate sitting in front of the mirror trying desperately with makeup and costumes to like to please his beloved. Not remain satisfied with the first result and the process continues. In a setting a bit 'dream, man, imagine that you hear the voice of a warm and gentle woman who calls him amoreeee (love) .... Inspired by the call is about to reach his beloved in the dining room. One senses immediately in an almost playful psychological state and mental ill man. Written by Anonymous
Il giudice ragazzino
Film by Alessandro Di Robilant (Drama) Music department The true story of Rosario Livatino, a young judge in Sicily in the early 1980s, who have been nicknamed 'The Boy Judge' from the President of the Republic. He's strictly incorruptible, working hard and refusing even to shake hands with suspects. He then starts a number of investigations that lead him to touch the mafia power in the area, and then to personal war with the hidden organization. Written by Alessio F. Bragadini <email@example.com>
Award for “Best Original Score” (“Amalia”) - Sonora Soundtrack Film Festival
HARC Foundation Award - “Instrumental Music”