Anne Nikitin is an Ivor Novello nominated composer who was named ‘2018 Composer to Watch’ on Classic FM.
Last year, Anne was one of only three women composers to score a film listed in IMDb’s Top 100 films.
She is best known for her work on Bart Layton’s BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER and his critically acclaimed heist drama AMERICAN ANIMALS, nominated for 11 British Independent Film Awards including Best Score, as well as a Music+Sound Award for Best Feature Film Score, and an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Film Score.
Her most recent work includes FOUR KIDS AND IT, a children’s fantasy movie based on Jacqueline Wilson’s novel starring Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, and Paula Patton set for a 2020 release; and LOST GIRLS, a Netflix thriller starring Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne and Dean Winters directed by Academy Award nominee Liz Garbus.
Last year she scored Matt Palmer’s BAFTA-winning film CALIBRE, starring Jack Lowden and Martin McCann, which was lauded by Stephen King and won Best Film at the Edinburgh Film Festival before being scooped up by Netflix.
Other recent productions include the BBC drama MRS WILSON, starring Ruth Wilson, Iain Glen and Keeley Hawes; The Netflix Original series THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MADELEINE MCCANN; and the 2019 Sundance feature documentary UNTOUCHABLE about Harvey Weinstein, directed by Ursula MacFarlane and produced by two-time Oscar winner Simon Chinn.
In 2016 she wrote the music for Damien Hirst’s acclaimed exhibition in Venice and accompanying feature film TREASURES FROM THE WRECK OF THE UNBELIEVABLE. The score was performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra and nominated for a Jerry Goldsmith Award.
Anne enjoys writing in a variety of styles but has an affinity for dark, moody, atmospheric music, growing up on heavy doses of bands such as The Cure, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead, and artists ranging from Bjork, Arvo Part and Steve Reich to avant-garde composers such as Morton Feldman, György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis.
From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, Anne is known for creating unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres.
A bit of background…
Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world.
She immersed herself in avant-garde music while studying Composition at McGill University in Montreal, and was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.
She completed her Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London where she studied with Dario Marianelli, Gabriel Yared, and assisted George Fenton.
In 2006, she won the BBC New Talent, New TV Composers scheme and went on to compose scores for major UK and US broadcasters.
Anne is a voting member of BAFTA and The Academy of Motion Pictures.