Stefano Lentini is a composer. His first instrument was a classic guitar made by his grandfather, who was a carpenter, out of some old wardrobe doors. And then came the Renaissance lute, which he studied at Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome, along with piano, flute, bass, and drums. He has a degree with high honors in Cultural Anthropology and studied Ethnomusicology in London. He is especially interested in non conventional scoring. He has just provided it with his Stabat Mater, as seen in Wong Kar Wai’s The Grandmaster, two Academy Awards nominee.
He composed the soundtrack for feature films Maresia (premiered at 2015 Festival des Films du Monde, Montreal), The Nest of the Turtledove, The Ballerina, Shooting Silvio, Grazing The Wall, selected at 69th Venice International Film Festival. Stefano’s television work has screened in Italy and around the world, and includes the Italian Series and TV Movies The Red Door, Braccialetti Rossi 1/2/3 nominated at the Emmy Awards, El Maestro, Bakhita, Drawn for Jury Duty, and the documentaries Skin Deep, Death at Dawn, Einer von Uns. Stefano was teacher at “Roberto Rossellini” National Institute for Film and Television of Rome, ITS Rossellini Foundation for Higher Education and at “Soundtracks Master” of Lizard Academy (Fiesole, Florence).
His album “Stabat Mater” (Milan Records, distributed by Warner Classics/Universal) was iTunes Top 10 Original Score Albums in Belgium, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan. It was No.1 in Hong Kong.
Stefano is represented in US by The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency. He is a very proud endorser of Metric Halo.
I don’t like music standards in soundtracks and I’m not interested in repeating genres. For every project, I seek a new dimension, a new musical universe …read more