CARLOS JOSÉ ALVAREZ
With a lifelong passion for music and a deep love of cinema, Carlos José Alvarez was destined to compose music for the screen. As a child in a Cuban household, he was exposed to a spectrum of music, ranging from the Cuban masters to the great sympho- nies, and his formal musical training began at age twelve when he was accepted into a performing arts school where he studied symphonic percussion, music theory and piano.
He then continued his studies in percussion and composition at Florida State University, and was later awarded a scholarship to attend the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Film Scoring. Before moving to Hollywood, he was honored with a year long fellowship to study conducting in Athens, Greece under maestro Michalis Economou (Athens Symphony Orchestra, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra).
His first composing break came in 2009 with his acclaimed score to the supernatural-thriller ‘Deadline,’ starring Brittany Murphy and Thora Birch. He has since scored director Richie Adams first feature ‘Inventing Adam’ and ‘Exposed’ (Keanu Reeves, Ana de Armas, Mira Sorvino), as well as contributed music to the Oscar and Golden Globe Award-winning drama ‘Still Alice’ (Julianne Moore), ‘The Last of Robin Hood’ (Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline), ‘Pedro’ (MTV Films) and collaborated on such notable films as ‘One for the Money’ (Lionsgate), ‘Fame‘ (MGM) and Tim Burton’s ‘9’ (Focus Features).
Alvarez and Adams teamed up again on ‘Of Mind and Music’ which earned multiple awards and accolades on the festival circuit, along with an Honorable Mention Award for his music at the 2017 Jerry Goldsmith Awards.