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Italian award-winning composer and songwriter from Napoli, Adriano Aponte is known for his contributions to film, television, and media. After initial classical piano and composition training, he approached the film scoring craft under the esteemed composer and conductor Franco Piersanti at the Accademia Filarmonica Romana in Rome. Adriano advanced his Film Scoring and Conducting studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston on a Merit Scholarship. Soon after, he was awarded the European Scholarship and graduated with full honors (Summa Cum Laude) from Berklee Valencia, earning a Master’s degree in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games. A former Professor of Composition for Screen at the Conservatorio di Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, he is an active member of BAFTA Connect, the Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL), and the Associazione Compositori Musica per Film (ACMF).

Recent projects include scoring the British-African film The Backway, starring BAFTA-nominated actor Babou Ceesay, and the Rai film Interference presented at the 77" Cannes Film Festival. Adriano also composed the music for the Rai's primetime TV docu-series Nuovi Eroiand the score for the feature film The Truth (available on Prime Video), which was recorded with the Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra at Magyar Studio 22 in Budapest.

Additionally, Aponte composed the score for the Giffoni Film Festival and Nastri d'Argento-winning docu-film Sad Letters (starring Leo Gullotta), and the Rai film Fame (starring Ludovica Nasti), recognized with the XV Jerry Goldsmith Awards (2023) for Best Music in a Short Film. He also scored the animated short Boarding the Ark, recorded with the English Session Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios (Studio 1) in London, 

Adriano's music features in several productions, including the Netflix TV series Savage Beauty, the FOX TV series A Miracle, and the Sky original TV series Player Pranks. Aponte also composed the music for Vimto's multi-channel advertising, nominated for Best Score for Advertising at the XIII Jerry Goldsmith Awards (2019) and his work on the TV Promo for the Sky TV series Mystery Season (hosted by Laurence Fishburne) won Best Music: Dramatic/Crime at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards (2022) and was nominated for Best Use of Production Music in TV Trailer/Promos at the Music+Sound Awards (2021). 

His compositions have also been showcased in high-profile advertising campaigns and television trailers. Highlights include the TV trailer for the Emmy-winning animated TV series South Park (season 25), the promotional campaign for Prime Video's fantasy series The Lord of the Rings: The Power of the Rings, and the trailer for Disney+’s Willow. Additionally, his music has been featured in the TV promo for the BBC series The Bridge, HBO's campaign for His Dark Materials, Paramount Pictures' trailer for the horror feature film Spell, and the BBC series Unforgotten.

Adriano has performed at significant cultural events hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles, including the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy and the 60th Anniversary of volunteer service for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra Association. According to the Event Chair Mirella Ventress and President Kay Sidhu, "Adriano Aponte was certainly the best and ideal music ambassador Italy can provide…". His accolades include recognition from the European Parliament for the multi-award-winning documentary Sad Letters, screened in Brussels. Adriano's works have been screened at international film festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Giffoni, Clermont-Ferrand, and many others.



Classical Contemporary
for the track Queen's Speech


Electronic Dance Music 
for the track
Stuff You Gotta Watch


Best Soundtrack Short Feature Film
for the short film Fame


Best Music: Dramatic/Crime
for the track Bird's Enigma


Best Music: Horror/Thriller
for the track Behind You


Best Use of Production Music 
in a TV Promo
for the TV Promo for the Sky TV Series
Mystery Season