International award-winning composer Maurizio Malagnini (The Paradise, Call The Midwife) burst onto the scene in 2009, bringing to television his cinematic class and stunning melodies through his scores to numerous BBC hits.
In demand because of his ability to vary his palette of sounds and styles, each time bringing the audience to the heart of the story, Malagnini’s work on The Paradise was recognized with an EMMY® Award Nomination and has been hailed as a ‘masterpiece of musical storytelling’.
Maurizio’s score for the Feature-Ballet COPPELIA was awarded 2 IFMCA Awards from the International Film Music Critics Association in February 2022, including Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror film and the most prestigious award – Film Score of The Year.
Maurizio has recently finished scoring season 11 of the hugely popular BBC series Call The Midwife and is currently working on a score for an animation and live action version of the ballet Coppelia. Further projects include the BAFTA Nominated film The C Word, a BBC TV-movie based on the book and blog by Lisa Lynch, featuring a minimalistic and subtle score mixing electronica with string orchestra and the epic full orchestral score for a 2-hour drama for ITV, Peter and Wendy, based on J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan novel. The success of these projects resulted in Maurizio winning the title of Breakthrough Composer Of The Year from the International Film Music Critic Association in 2016.
Italian-born Malagnini’s first musical love was Italian Opera, especially the lyrical melodies of Rossini and Puccini. During his ten years of academic studies in Italian conservatoire, he came into contact with the music of the greatest Italian film composers, in particular Ennio Morricone and Nino Rota. Upon completion of his degree in symphonic composition at the Conservatory in Italy, Malagnini headed to the UK to attend the Royal College of Music in 2006, where he graduated with a Masters Distinction in Composition for Screen.