Award-winning composer, Barbara De Biasi was born in Pisa (only a few yards from the leaning tower) and has been playing the piano since she was five years old. She began her musical career as a pianist and was awarded a First-class Honours Bachelor Degree in Piano at the conservatoire of La Spezia (Italy) at only 20 years of age.
Her passion for music and film, and her dream of becoming a film composer, inspired her to move to London where she was awarded a place at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Barbara studied Classical Composition at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with a BMus (Hons) in Composition in 2013.
She was then offered a place at the Royal College of Music, where she was awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Composition for Screen in June 2014.
Barbara has worked with many film directors in cities across the world, including New York, Los Angeles, London, Rome, Madrid, Singapore, Milan.
She has written the music for 3 feature films, 4 feature length documentaries and 70 short films. Amongst the films that she has scored, many have been official selections at Fantasia Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Florida Film Festival, San Diego Film Festival, Big Apple Film Festival, Soho International Film Festival amongst others. Highlights include her score for the promotional short film for The Last Witch Hunter (directed by Breck Eisner, with Vin Diesel, Michael Caine, and Elijah Wood), and the Award for Best Score at the Fright Night Theatre Awards for her score for Bag Boy Lover Boy. Her score for Portrait was nominated for Best Original Score at the Feel The Reel International Film Festival.
Barbara also writes music for adverts and commercials. Her music has been placed on adverts on TV and online in Europe, Asia, the US and Beirut. Clients include Red Bull, Quaker Pasta, US Lacrosse, Purina, Chevrolet, Buienradar and Moser Watches.
Barbara is a Professor in the Electronic Music Department at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she teaches film music and leads the Film Music curriculum.