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Alan Silvestri

 
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In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over one hundred films, Alan has composed some of the most recognizable ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over one hundred films, Alan has composed some of the most recognizable ... (read complete bio)

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Christopher Lloyd, Bob Gale, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Glen Ballard and Colin  Photo

Christopher Lloyd, Bob Gale, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Glen Ballard and Colin Ingram

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John Rando, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Glen Ballard and Colin Ingram  Photo

John Rando, Alan Silvestri, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Glen Ballard and Colin Ingram

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Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri, Colin Ingram, John Rando, Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis and Photo

Glen Ballard, Alan Silvestri, Colin Ingram, John Rando, Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis and Christopher Lloyd pose with cast members including Olly Dobson, Cedric Neal, Mark Oxtoby and Rosanna Hyland

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Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard

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Alan Silvestri Biography

In his ongoing, decades-long career as a composer, Alan Silvestri has blazed an innovative trail with his exciting and melodic scores, winning the applause of Hollywood and movie audiences the world over. With a credit list of over one hundred films, Alan has composed some of the most recognizable and beloved themes in movie history. His efforts have been recognized with two Oscar nominations, two Golden Globe nominations, three Grammy awards, two Emmy awards, and numerous International Film Music Critics Awards, Saturn Awards, and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.

Born in New York City and raised in Teaneck, New Jersey, Silvestri first dreamed of becoming a jazz guitar player. After spending two years at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he hit the road as a performer and arranger. Landing in Hollywood at the age of twenty-two, he found himself successfully composing the music for 1972’s The Doberman Gang which established his place in the world of film composing.

The 1970s witnessed the rise of energetic synth-pop scores, establishing Silvestri as the action rhythmatist for TV’s highway patrol hit CHiPs. This action driven score caught the ear of a young filmmaker named Robert Zemeckis, whose hit film, 1984’s Romancing the Stone, was the perfect first date for the composer and director. It's success became the basis of a decades long collaboration that continues to this day. Their numerous collaborations have taken them through fascinating landscapes and stylistic variations, from the Back to the Future trilogy to the jazzy world of Toontown in Who Framed Roger Rabbit? the tension filled rooms of What Lies Beneath and Death Becomes Her, to the cosmic wonder of Contact; the emotional isolation of Castaway, to the magic of the Polar Express. But perhaps no film collaboration defines their creative relationship better than Zemeckis’ 1994 Best Picture winner, Forrest Gump, for which Silvestri’s gift for melodically beautiful themes earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination and the affection of film music lovers everywhere. This thirty-five year, twenty-one film collaboration includes such recent films as Flight, Allied and most recently Welcome To Marwen. Zemeckis and Silvestri are currently working on The Witches based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book scheduled for release in October of 2020.

Though the Zemeckis/Silvestri collaboration is legendary, Silvestri has scored films of every imaginable style and genre. His energy has brought excitement and emotion to the hard-hitting orchestral scores for Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, James Cameron’s The Abyss as well as Predator and The Mummy Returns. Alan’s diversity is on full display in family entertainment films such as The Father of the Bride (1 and 2), Parent Trap, Stuart Little (1 and 2), Disney’s Lilo and Stitch, The Croods as well as Night at the Museum (1, 2 and 3) while his passion for melody fuels the romantic emotion of films like The Bodyguard and What Women Want.

Most recently, Alan has composed the music for Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. The film is the culmination of a partnership with Marvel that began in 2011 with Alan’s dynamically heroic score for Captain America: The First Avenger followed by Avengers. Since 2011 Alan’s collaboration with Marvel helped propel The Avengers and Avengers: Infinity War to spectacular world-wide success.

Silvestri’s success has also crossed into the world of songwriting. His partnership with Six-Time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard has produced hits such as the Grammy-winning and Oscar-nominated song “Believe” (Josh Groban) for The Polar Express, “Butterfly Fly Away” (Miley Cyrus) for Hannah Montana The Movie, “God Bless Us Everyone” (Andrea Bocelli) for A Christmas Carol and “A Hero Comes Home” (Idina Menzel) for Beowulf.

Alan and his wife Sandra are longtime residents of California’s central coast. In 1998 the Silvestri family embarked on a new venture as the founders of Silvestri Vineyards. Their wines show that lovingly cultivated fruit has a music all its own. “There’s something about the elemental side of winemaking that appeals to me,” he says. “Both music making and wine making involve a magical blending of art and science. Just as each note brings it’s own voice to the melody, each vine brings it's own unique personality to the wine.”

Their other great passion is the ongoing search for the cure to Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes. With the diagnosis of their son at two years of age (now 29) they continue to work the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and dream of the day this disease (and all of the suffering it brings to so many) will finally become a thing of the past.




Alan Silvestri News

BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE LA PHIL, THE PROM, MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE OLD MAN AND THE PO Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE WITH THE LA PHIL, THE PROM, MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THE OLD MAN AND THE POOL & More Lead Los Angeles' August Theater Top 10
by BWW Staff - Aug 1, 2022

BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Check out the selections for June featuring the LA Phil, Ahmanson Theatre, Pasadena Playhouse, Geffen Playhouse, and more.

Special Offer: Go Back to the Future at the Hollywood Bowl! Photo Special Offer: Go Back to the Future at the Hollywood Bowl!
by BWW Special Offer - Jul 21, 2022

Special Offer: Go Back to the Future at the Hollywood Bowl!

 Photo BACK TO THE FUTURE Announced As West End Winner Of The London Lifestyle Awards 2022 
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2022

London's stars gathered at The Landmark Hotel last night to crown the winners of the 2022 London Lifestyle Awards. The awards, presented and sponsored by Alpha Solutions, acknowledge London as an incredible city for culture and lifestyle, and the businesses celebrated with these awards contribute to making this city a great destination for tourists, as well as an exciting place to live.

Ben Joyce and Amber Davies Join the West End Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Photo Ben Joyce and Amber Davies Join the West End Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022

A new cast has been announced for  BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical from 17 August 2022, as the show goes into its second year at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End, currently booking to 12 February 2023.

Adam Jacobs, Celinde Schoenmaker & More Broadway and West End Stars to Perform at Gal Photo Adam Jacobs, Celinde Schoenmaker & More Broadway and West End Stars to Perform at Gala Honoring Alan Menken
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2022

Stars from Broadway and West End will pay tribute to 8-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken on September 23rd with a concert and on September 24th with a concert and award ceremony where the acclaimed composer and songwriter will be honored with the Max Steiner Film Music Achievement Award by the city of Vienna.

LA Phil to Present A Summer of Film at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford Featuring Sing Photo LA Phil to Present A Summer of Film at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford Featuring Sing-a-Long SOUND OF MUSIC & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

LA Phil will present a summer of film at the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford, featuring Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 In Concert, Back to the Future with the LA Phil, and more! 

VIDEO: BACK TO THE FUTURE Teases 2023 Broadway Run Photo VIDEO: BACK TO THE FUTURE Teases 2023 Broadway Run
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

Back to the Future the Musical has released an all new teaser trailer for the show's upcoming Broadway run, set for 2023. Learn more about how to be among the first to get tickets!

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra Presents Premiere of BASIL POLEDOURIS: THE MUSIC AND T Photo The Los Angeles Film Orchestra Presents Premiere of BASIL POLEDOURIS: THE MUSIC AND THE MOVIES, July 22
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2022

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra announces its debut performance, Basil Poledouris: The Music and The Movies at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 22 at 8pm PT. The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Steven Allen Fox, will also be joined by the SoCal Chorale led by Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba.

Six Composers Selected for 2022 Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive Photo Six Composers Selected for 2022 Sundance Institute Film Music Intensive
by Michael Major - Jun 8, 2022

Six composers have been invited to participate in a lab environment prioritizing craft, innovation, and building a community of next generation film music artists. Led by program director Peter Golub with the support of Creative Advisors working in the industry, the fellows will engage in a week-long Intensive celebrating the power of film music.

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT Photo VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

Alan Silvestri Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT VideoVIDEO: Watch the Cast of BACK TO THE FUTURE Perform on BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2022

The cast of Back to the Future The Musical led by Roger Bart took the stage last night on Britain's Got Talent! Check out the full performance video here!

VIDEO: Christopher Lloyd Meets Roger Bart as Dr. Emmett L. Brown in New BACK TO THE F VideoVIDEO: Christopher Lloyd Meets Roger Bart as Dr. Emmett L. Brown in New BACK TO THE FUTURE THE MUSICAL Trailer
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2020

Back to the Future the Musical will open at Manchester Opera House on 20 February for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May. The first official trailer has been released for the show! In the trailer, original Doctor Emmett Brown, Christopher Lloyd meets the musical's Roger Bart!

VIDEO: Watch Olly Dobson Record 'Back in Time' from BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical VideoVIDEO: Watch Olly Dobson Record 'Back in Time' from BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season, finishing on 17 May, prior to transferring to the West End. The Box Office will open at 10.00am on Friday 24 May 2019.

VIDEO: Get a First Listen to Two New Songs From the Upcoming BACK TO THE FUTURE Music VideoVIDEO: Get a First Listen to Two New Songs From the Upcoming BACK TO THE FUTURE Musical
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2019

BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical will open at the Manchester Opera House on 20 February 2020 for a strictly limited 12-week season. Get a first listen to two new songs from the upcoming musical, called 'Put Your Mind To It' and 'The Power of Love,' below!

VIDEO: Check Out the Latest Trailer for Upcoming Spielberg Flick READY PLAY ONE VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Latest Trailer for Upcoming Spielberg Flick READY PLAY ONE
by Macon Prickett - Feb 15, 2018

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

VIDEO: 'See the Future' in New READY PLAYER ONE Promotional Video VideoVIDEO: 'See the Future' in New READY PLAYER ONE Promotional Video
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2018

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure Ready Player One, based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon. In a new promotional video titled 'See the Future,' Cline talks about how working with Spielberg is a dream come true, and more. Watch the full video below!

VIDEO: Watch Michael J. Fox & Christopher Lloyd Discuss BACK TO THE FUTURE II Predictions
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 15, 2015

To celebrate October 21 as BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY, which marks Back to the the day the film's Marty McFly and Doc Brown traveled ahead to in 1989 film BACK TO THE FUTURE II, Toyota has reunites the film's stars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd.


Alan Silvestri Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Alan Silvestri written?
Alan Silvestri has written 1 shows including Back to the Future (Composer).