Composer of David F. Sandberg’s SHAZAM!, Andy Muschietti’s IT, and co-composer of Denis Villeneuve’s BLADE RUNNER: 2049 (with Hans Zimmer), Benjamin Wallfisch has worked on over 75 feature films and received Golden Globe, BAFTA, 2x GRAMMY and EMMY nominations. He is currently scoring IT: CHAPTER TWO for New Line/Warner Bros.
Other recent projects include Neil Marshall’s HELLBOY, Academy Award Best Picture nominee, HIDDEN FIGURES directed by Ted Melfi (in collaboration with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer) and David F. Sandberg’s box office hit ANNABELLE: CREATION. On the invitation of Zimmer, he contributed music based on Elgar’s ‘Enigma’ Variations for Christopher Nolan’s DUNKIRK.
In recent years, Benjamin has also scored Gore Verbinski’s A CURE FOR WELLNESS, the Steven Spielberg produced short film AUSCHWITZ, directed by James Moll, KING OF THIEVES, starring Michael Caine and directed by James Marsh; and Steven Knight’s SERENITY, starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
With over 25 acclaimed albums of his music released to date, Benjamin has performed live in over 100 concerts worldwide, leading orchestras such as the London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the Sydney Symphony at venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Sydney Opera House and Royal Festival Hall. He has collaborated, recorded and performed his music with artists including Lang Lang, Herbie Hancock and Yuja Wang, and has over 50 concert music commissions to his name.
He has collaborated three times with Pharrell Williams, including a live performance at the 2015 GRAMMY Awards and recently partnered with Adele, arranging her 2017 GRAMMY performance of George Michael’s ‘Fast Love’.
A member of the BAFTA Academy since 2009, Benjamin was appointed an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2014. In 2017, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.