Sandro Manzon

Sandro Manzon (born April 2nd 1991) is an award-winning Canadian musician/composer with a focus on film, concert and popular music.  Sandro’s music has been screened at film and music festivals throughout Europe, Asia and North America. His music engages with a variety of disparate musical genres such as lounge-rock, experimental, contemporary classical, traditional folk, alternative-country, among others.  He spend time working at the renowned Greenhouse Studios in Reykjavik, Iceland.  Working closely with composer Valgeir Sigurðsson, Sandro was transcribing and arranging the string orchestra for Sigurðsson’s 2020 opera ‘We Are in Time’. 

Manzon is  one of the first generation of composers to take part in the International Master in Composition for Screen (InMICS) academic initiative.  This has provided a unique opportunity to learn from many masters of the film music world. This includes Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker), Trevor Jones (Last of the Mohicans), Davíð Þór Jónsson (Woman at War), Patrick Doyle (Harry Potter), Carter Burwell (True Grit), Howard Shore among others. 

Specializing in both orchestral/chamber and electroacoustic music, Sandro has developed an impressive convergence of musical variety while maintaining a very distinct sense of style.  Incorporating combined elements of structured improvisation, through-composed music and electroacoustic composition, Sandro has proved to create a very distinctive sound world in his music for screen and the concert stage.   

Sandro studied composition (and composition for screen) in Canada Italy and Belgium with notable composers such as Peter Hatch, Allison Cameron, Linda Catlin Smith, James Harley, Rodney Sharman, Lelio Camillieri and Cristina Landuzzi and Dominique Pauwels.  He has also attended workshops/lectures by renowned international composers such as Krzysztof Penderecki and Pierluigi Billone.  Sandro has spent time living and working as a musician in Italy, Belgium, Spain, Vietnam, and Canada – working and collaborating with renowned filmmakers, music ensembles, dancers and visual artists.