Roque Baños

Roque Baños was born in Jumilla (Murcia) in 1968. He began his musical education at the age of 9, at the Conservatorio Superior de Música de Murcia, where he finished elementary level, obtaining Honors in both Music Theory and Saxophone. In 1986, he moved to Madrid, where he completed his studies at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Musica de Madrid, with honors and several merits mentions. In 1993, he received a grant from the Ministry of Culture in Spain to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in the fields of Film Scoring and Performance in 1995, receiving the Robert Share Award for demonstrating the highest musical-dramatic level in the area of film music composition, and an achievement award for his outstanding performance abilities.
During his studies in Madrid, Roque earned a position as an officer musician in the Spanish Army, where he developed an intense compositional period writing concert music for Marching Band and Chamber ensembles. He also became an accomplished classical saxophonist, performing in a number of concert halls in Spain and abroad, premiering works by Spanish and foreign composers as well as his own. His path, however, was always directed more towards composition and conducting. He has premiered and directed his own scores at the National Auditorium in Madrid, the Reina Sofia Auditorium, the Cultural Circle of Fine Arts Hall, and several Music Halls in Spain and abroad.
In 1997 Roque wrote his first film score Back Roads” directed by Emilio Martinez Lazaro, one of the most acclaimed directors in Spain. Since then, he has worked with many of Spain’s most renowned directors, such as Alex de la Iglesia, Daniel Monzon, Carlos Saura, and Santiago Segura, to name a few.
Roque’s first US production Evil Dead,” directed by Fede Alvarez (with whom he has a close personal and professional relationship), has opened a door to the American market. He has earned international recognition working with international directors like Terry Gilliam, Ron Howard, Kevin Reynolds, Spike Lee, Jonathan Glazor, and Brad Anderson, splitting time between Los Angeles and Spain.
His latest films include The Commuter” directed by Jaume Collet-Serra, Miracle Season” by Sean McNamara, Yucatan” by Daniel Monzón, Sin Rodeos” by Santiago Segura, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” directed by Terry Gilliam, all to be released in 2018.
AWARDS
His work as a film composer has been distinguished with numerous awards and nominations, both with national and international recognition:
“Goya” Academy Awards, Spain:
2001, nominated Best Original Score for Commonwealth” (La Comunidad)
2003, nominated Best Original Score for 800 Bullets” (800 Balas)
2003, won Best Original Song for Sevillana para Carlos” (Salome)
2005, nominated Best Original Score for The Machinist” (El Maquinista)
2006, nominated Best Original Score for Fragile” (Frágiles)
2007, nominated Best Original Score for Alatriste” (Alatriste)
2008, won Best Original Score for 13 roses” (Las 13 rosas)
2009, won Best Original Score for Oxford Murders” (Los Crímenes de Oxford)
2010, nominated Best Original Score for Cell 211″ (Celda 211)
2011, nominated Best Original Score for The Last Circus” (Balada Triste de Trompeta)
2015, nominated Best Original Score for El Niño” (El Niño)
2018, nominated Best Original Song for Rap Zona Hostil” (Zona Hostil)
Spanish Academy of Music Awards:
2001, won Best Original Score for Commonwealth” (La Comunidad)
2007, nominated Best Original Score for Alatriste” (Alatriste)
2008, nominated Best Original Score for 13 roses” (Las 13 rosas)
2009, won Best Original Score for Oxford Murders” (Los Crímenes de Oxford)
2010, won Best Original Score for Cell 211″ (Celda 211)
2011, nominated Best Original Score for The Last Circus” (Balada Triste de Trompeta)
Cinema Writers Circle Awards:
2000, won Best Original Score for Goya in Bourdeaux” (Goya en Burdeos)
2003, nominated Best Original Score for The other side of the bed” (El Otro Lado de la Cama)
2004, nominated Best Original Score for La flaqueza del bolchevique” (La Flaqueza del Bolchevique)
2005, nominated Best Original Score for The 7th day” (El 7º día)
2006, nominated Best Original Score for Fragile” (Frágiles)
2008, nominated Best Original Score for 13 roses” (Las 13 rosas)
2009, won Best Original Score for Oxford Murders” (Los Crímenes de Oxford)
2010, won Best Original Score for Cell 211″ (Celda 211)
2011, nominated Best Original Score for The Last Circus” (Balada Triste de Trompeta)
2015, nominated Best Original Score for El Niño” (El Niño)
2016, nominated Best Original Score for Regression” (Regresión)
Barcelona Film Awards:
2006, nominated Best Original Score for Fragile” (Frágiles)
Toulouse Cinespaña, France:
2003, won Best Original Score for 800 Bullets” (800 Balas)
Cine Colombiano Awards, Colombia:
2005, won Best Original Score for Rosario Tijeras” (Rosario Tijeras)
Ariel Academy Awards, Mexico:
2010, 2003, nominated Best Original Score for Love, pain and viceversa” (Amor, Dolor y Viceversa)
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Argentina:
2009, nominated Best Original Score for Las viudas de los Jueves” (Las Viudas de los Jueves)
Úbeda International Film Music Festival (Goldspirit Awards):
2007, 2008, 2009, won Best spanish composer
2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, won Best spanish score
2011, won Best spanish composer
2013, won Best spanish composer
2013, won Best Original Score for horror/thriller film for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
IFMCA:
2011, nominated Best Score for a Comedy film for Torrente IV” (Torrente IV)
2013, won Best Music composition of the year for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
2013, won Best Original Score for fantasy horror film for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
2013, nominated Best Score of the year for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
2013, nominated Best cmposer of the year for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
2014, nominated Best Score for a Comedy film for Cantinflas” (Cantinflas)
Ricardo Franco Awards, Málaga, Spanish Film Festival:
2012, won for his contribution to cinema
Fright Meter Awards:
2013, nominated Best Original Score for Evil Dead” (Posesión Infernal)
Feroz Awards, Film Critics Asociation, Madrid:
2015, nominated Best Original Score for El Niño” (El Niño)
2016, nominated Best Original Score for Regression” (Regresión)
Gaudí Awards, Barcelona:
2015, won Best Original Score for El Niño” (El Niño)
Platino Awards Starlite:
2015- nominated Best Original Score for El Niño” (El Niño)