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Gabriele Roberto

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Gabriele is the first Italian composer who has been awarded with the Japan Academy Prize,
the most prestigious prize in Japan for a film music composer.

He has been recently nominated again for the Japan Academy Prize thanks to his last work, the score for the fantasy movie by Director Tetsuya Nakashima entitled “Paco and the Magical Picture Book”.

In 2001 he completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Composition at the Royal College of music in London studying with Joseph Horovitz.
During his studies he won the “Major Van Someren Godfery Memorial Prize”, Composition

competition published by the Royal College.

Gabriele’s musical interests have always been extended to the film scoring.

Since November 2005 Gabriele begins to work for GrandFunk Inc., leader Japanese music production company.

He scored the orchestral soundtrack for the movie « Memories of Matsuko » by Director
Tetsuya Nakashima and as a result to this he won the Japan Academy Prize 2007.
The colloboration with Director Nakashima has been extended to the his next movie entitled
« Paco and the Magical Picture Book » starring Yakusho Koji (Babel, Memories of a Geisha), Satoshi Tsumabuki (Tokyo Drift).
The DVD of « Memories of Matsuko » is also distribuited in England.

Gabriele scored part of the soundtrack of the popular Japanese animation ‘Devil May Cry’ (based on the world famous PlayStation game) which has been dubbed in English, French, German and Spanish.
The DVD of Devil May Cry reached number one in the animation DVD sales chart in the United States.

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