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Arturo Cardelús is a Spanish-American composer based in Los Angeles, CA. His score Buñuel
in the Labyrinth of the Turtles, was called “score of the year” by “The Wrap”, won Best Score at
Annecy Film Festival, and was nominated for the Goya Award (Spanish Academy Awards) and
the IFMCA Award. Cardelús has also scored the internet sensation In a Heartbeat, the Netflix
Original miniseries Call Me Francis, the Billy Zane drama Centurion XII, and Netflix’s Black
Beach, directed by Oscar nominee Esteban Crespo.

Cardelús’ recent projects include Disney’s Descendants, Dragonkeeper, and Frida Kahlo
Immersive Exhibition.

Cardelus’ music is known for his evocative scores and memorable melodies. His scores blend
his classical background with his Hispanic heritage, often featuring melodies played by Spanish
guitars, incorporating tango and other hispanic genres. One of his most known pieces, Con Aire
de Tango, was commissioned by the Berlin Philharmonic Soloists and released in a NAXOS
album along with other chamber music pieces by Cardelus. Cardelús' contributions to the world of concert music were recognized when he was elected an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2016.

Cardelús hails from Madrid, Spain. He studied piano performance at the Royal Academy of
Music in London, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest, Conservatorio Superior de Música in
Salamanca, and Conservatorio Profesional in Guadalajara. Cardelús then shifted his focus,
studying composition and film scoring at Boston's Berklee College of Music, where he
graduated summa cum laude and received the composition department's highest award.

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