Emilio Kauderer

Emilio Kauderer
Born Argentina
Occupation Film Music composer.

Emilio Kauderer is an Argentine music composer who has worked extensively in film scoring.

Early life

Kauderer was born in Argentina. He studied composition with Jacobo Ficher, and conducting with Jaques Bodmer. He performed as a classical pianist and then engaged in rigorous composition and conducting training at the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory on a full merit scholarship.

Upon his return to Argentina his chamber compositions were performed by the Camerata Bariloche. Emilio's Wind Quintet "Danzón" won the Yamaha-Promusica Award in 1987. He began work in the Cinema of Argentina in 1980, composing for the film La Discoteca del amor, which was directed by Adolfo Aristarain. He received a fellowship to The Sundance Institute’s Composer’s Lab and was honored by having been selected as the composer of the music for New York’s Jewish Heritage Museum main exhibit piece. The musical "Paquito's Christmas," written with Luis Avalos, was performed and conducted by Kauderer at the Washington Opera. The musical featured Plácido Domingo’s grandson for three seasons and played at the Pasadena Civic Center in Los Angeles for nine years. Kauderer's symphonic work has been performed by the National Symphonic Orchestras in Argentina, Honduras, the La Porte Symphony Orchestra and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra in Washington.

Emilio’s orchestral work was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and was conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Other symphonic work has been performed by the Washington Opera, the Pan American Orchestra in Washington and the National Symphony Orchestras of both Argentina and Honduras.


Winner of the 2014 Premio Platino for Best Soundtrack of the film score for Metegol/Underdogs (Juan Jose Campanella), Emilio Kauderer was honored with the Arbol de La Vida Award by the 2013 Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA). The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors granted Kauderer recognition for his outstanding contribution to film music. Emilio was the recipient of a fellowship to The Sundance Institute’s Composers Lab and the BMI Conductors Lab. He was honored by having been selected as the composer of the music for the main exhibit piece of New York’s Jewish History Museum.

Kauderer composed the score for the remake of Secret in Their Eyes, directed by Billy Ray, and the 3D animated film Metegol/Futbolin/Underdogs, directed by Juan Campanella ; Corazon de Leon, directed by Marcos Carnevale; and Amapola, directed by Eugenio Zanetti. Emilio collaborated with director Juan Campanella on the soundtracks of Same Love, Same Rain, Vientos de Agua, El Hombre de tu Vida, The Secret in Their Eyes, co-composed with Federico Jusid, Belgrano and Parque Lezama. In collaboration with director Adolfo Aristarain, Emilio wrote the music score for A Place in the World, Time for Revenge, Últimos días de la víctima and La Discoteca del Amor. To date, Kauderer has won four Academy Awards in Argentina for Best Film Score (Metegol, Secret in Their Eyes, El Mismo Amor, La Misma Lluvia [Same Love, Same Rain] and A Place In the World).

Recent music credits for TV include the FOX series, Familia en Venta and Cumbia Ninja. Emilio collaborated with Stewart Copeland on the theme and music for the Emmy-nominated score of the Showtime series, Dead Like Me.

Emilio participated in the Latin Grammy winning album Bajofondo Tango Club with his song Maroma, produced by Gustavo Santaolalla and Juan Campodonico.

Kauderer composed the music for the 60th anniversary of the Holiday on Ice show, Diamonds which was warmly received by European audiences for four years. Emilio collaborated with Michael Kamen for the opening of the Winter Olympics, wrote the AT&T song for Jon Secada’s performance at the Olympic Games in Seoul and wrote the music for Ricky Martin’s videos for the Livin' la Vida Loca tour in collaboration with KC Porter.


Awards and nominations

at the closing of the Bicentennial of Argentina's Independence. The event took place in front of 1,5 million people.

Video game work

Emilio Kauderer collaborated with Stewart Copeland in composing a song for the "Stomp" album and the soundtrack for the Spyro series of games on Sony’s PlayStation 2.


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