IFFR Pro Days

Federico Solazzo

Experienced, fast, reliable, hard-working and smile-on-guy, Federico Solazzo is an Italian music composer for film, TV and games based in the Netherlands. Federico's recent work includes the TV series Mocro Maffia (NL), the documentary Il cercatore d'infinito (IT, LTG award at the 77º Venice Film Festival), the opening ceremony of the World Expo 2020 Dubai (UAE) and the feature film Eyes Wide Open (KR).

In the advertising world, he is working with several NL/UK based agencies, bringing his music to clients like Diesel, Visa, Nestlè, IKEA, Amazon, Toyota. Currently, he is also working with the international studio Audio Workshop for clients like Ubisoft and Netflix. After an extensive classical and jazz training in Italy, Federico studied at the Institute of Sonology (Royal Conservatory of The Hague, NL). Afterwards, he studied orchestration with the Los Angeles composer and conductor Charles Fernandez (Disney, Dreamworks) and received a Master’s Degree in Professional Media Composition with distinction from the University of Chichester (UK).

Interviews

"I try to sketch things out either when I’m reading a script or right after meeting with the director. That could be me humming something into the phone – just to fix it in place."

Young film Critic Madeleine Collier interviewing BUMA composer Federico Solazzo before the start of the IFFR Pro Days 2021.