Cesar Benito is a Los Angeles-based composer hailing from Marbella, Spain whose recent works include the critically-acclaimed film scores Ways to Live Forever and Mía Sarah, for which he won several awards and nominations, including Best Orchestral Composition Award (Garden State Film Festival, New Jersey), Best New Composer (Spanish Film Music Critics Awards), and two nominations for Best Score (Spanish Cinema Writers Circle Awards).
Benito is also the composer of the original score for Spain’s smash hit series
As a record producer, his works include the pop-rock album Sálvame De Ti (2010)–reached #4 on Spain’s iTunes sales, and the original soundtrack recordings Mía Sarah (2007), Ways To Live Forever (2011), and El Tiempo Entre Costuras (2013).
Benito has also collaborated as an arranger, orchestrator, performer and music director on a wide variety of shows and ensembles, including The Emperor’s Jazz Orchestra, American Society of Music Arrangers & Composers Big Band, Boston Conservatory Orchestra, Boston International Folk Festival, stage musicals, choral ensembles, the Opening Gala & Unveiling of the Ricardo Montalban Theater in Hollywood–Where he also accompanied on the Piano to Grammy, Tony and Emmy awards winner Robert Goulet.
Cesar Benito graduated Magna cum laude in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music, Boston. He also holds degrees in Music Theory, Piano and Composition by the Conservatories of Malaga and Madrid, as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering by the University of Malaga.
Benito is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys), Film Independent, and a member by invitation of the San Diego Filmmakers Advisory Council.
La Chica de Ayer (Spanish remake of the BBC’s Life on Mars), Los Protegidos, Vive Cantando, and El Tiempo Entre Costuras.