14 Facts About Alberto Iglesias


Alberto Iglesias Fernandez-Berridi was born on 21 October 1955 and is a Spanish composer.


Alberto Iglesias was first noticed as a score composer for Spanish films, mostly from Pedro Almodovar and Julio Medem.


Alberto Iglesias's career became more international with time and he eventually started to work in Hollywood.


Alberto Iglesias has worked for ballet and has done other classical music work.


Alberto Iglesias Fernandez-Berridi was born in 1955 in San Sebastian.


Alberto Iglesias studied harmony and counterpoint at the Conservatory of his home city, with Francisco Escudero, continuing his education in Paris, where he studied composition and piano, and at Phonos studios, in Barcelona, where he learned electronic music.


Alberto Iglesias began working in film composition in the 1980s.


Alberto Iglesias has composed a number of scores for films directed by Pedro Almodovar, such as The Flower of My Secret, Live Flesh, All About My Mother, Talk to Her, Bad Education, Volver, Broken Embraces and The Skin I Live In.


Alberto Iglesias garnered his first Oscar nomination for his score in Fernando Meirelles's film adaptation of The Constant Gardener.


Alberto Iglesias composed the score for The Kite Runner, based on Khaled Hosseini's 2003 novel of the same name.


Alberto Iglesias earned his second Oscar nomination for that score.


In 2008, Alberto Iglesias composed Steven Soderbergh's 2008 two part biopic, Che, starring Benicio del Toro as Che Guevara.


That same year, Alberto Iglesias composed the music for Tomas Alfredson's film adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, starring Gary Oldman as George Smiley.


Alberto Iglesias composed the musical score for four ballets produced by Spanish choreographer Nacho Duato and the Spanish National Dance Company.