Prolific and eclectic musician (composer, pianist and conductor), who combines his activity for concert halls with the composition for movies and tv shows soundtracks.
Federico Jusid has Spanish citizenship and resides between Los Angeles and Madrid. Born in Buenos Aires as the son of the renowned Argentine film director Juan José Jusid and actress Luisina Brando, Federico grew up among stages and film sets. Soon his passion for music and cinema lead him to develop his career as a film music composer. He has composed the score for more than sixty feature films and thirty television series.
Among his original compositions for films, the score for the Award winning film The Secret In Their Eyes stands out. In this outstanding classification we can also find Federico’s compositions for Neruda, Loving Pablo; Misconduct; Kidnap and 7 Years for which he was the executive producer and has premiered the theatrical version in Spain, France, Greece, Argentina and Mexico. He composed the score for the films, Life Itself, A Twelve Year Night and the animated miniseries Watership Down, for which he´s been nominated to an Emmy Award.
His most recognized concert hall compositions include Tango Rhapsody, a piece for two pianos and symphony orchestra commissioned by the Tiempo-Lechner duo for its premiere at the Martha Argerich Project, which has been presented worldwide and will be performed by the Los Ángeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, at the Hollywood Bowl during 2020; Kinetic Overture, premiered by the RTVE Orchestra at the Monumental Theatre of Madrid; Bidaia, an accordion concerto dedicated to Iñaki Alberdi, that will be performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires at the Colon Theatre in August 2020; Extimité, commissioned by the Spanish National Center of Music, premiered in 2018 at the Reina Sofía Art Center in Madrid; Enigmas, commissioned by the University of Alcalá de Henares in its V Centenary; Finding Sarasate, premiered at the Pablo Sarasate Centenary Tribute Concert; Danza de Aldeanos, commissioned by the National Center for Music Promotion (CNDM) to commemorate the bicentenary of Prado Museum; and La Librería del Ingenioso Hidalgo, commissioned for the celebrations of the IV Centenary of Don Quijote.
Throughout his career Federico has been distinguished with more than twenty international awards and nominations for both his concert works and his film scores, such as the First Prize of the “Beethoven Piano Competition”, First Prize at the “A. Williams Piano Competition”, and the First Prize of the “Friends of Israel Philharmonic Orchestra”. Federico, is also three-time winner of the International Film Music Critics Awards (for Isabel and Carlos Emperor King); he’s got three Platinum Film Award nominations (for Neruda, Magallanes and A Twelve Year Night) and has been distinguished as “Composer of the Year 2016” by the Spanish Music Critics Association. His score for the film The Secret in Their Eyes, Academy Award Winner for the best foreign film, achieved several international awards including the Havana Film Festival and the Argentinean Academy Awards, and the nomination from the Goya Awards from the Spanish Film Academy.
As a pianist and conductor, Jusid has performed as a soloist in some of the most recognized halls in North America, Asia and Europe, including the Carnegie Weill Hall in New York; the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires; the Israel Philarmonic Orchestra House of Tel Aviv and the National Auditorium of Madrid. Since 2005 and for over ten years Federico has been resident composer and pianist of the Sonor Ensemble. During these years he has toured through out Spain, Europe and Asia performing repertoire music as well as his own compositions. In addition, Jusid has performed with worldwide renowned leading orchestras such as the Argentine National Symphony Orchestra, the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra, the Paris Sinfonietta, the Galician Symphony Orchestra, the Spanish National Radio Orchestra, to name a few.