Anne Nikitin is an Ivor Novello and Emmy-nominated composer, best known for her work on Bart Layton’s critically acclaimed heist movie AMERICAN ANIMALS and BAFTA-winning film THE IMPOSTER. She was named Classic FM ‘Composer to Watch’ and ‘composer who should be on your radar’ by Film4.
Anne's latest project FATE: THE WINX SAGA, a young adult fantasy series created by Brian Young (The Vampire Diaries), was Netflix's #1 most watched show worldwide during its first weeks.
Other recent projects include LITTLE BIRDS, a six-part Sky Atlantic series based on the erotic stories of Anaïs Nin starring Juno Temple and Hugh Skinner; the fantasy movie FOUR KIDS AND IT based on the children's novel by Jacqueline Wilson starring Sir Michael Caine, Russell Brand, Matthew Goode, and Paula Patton; and SOULMATES, an anthology series for AMC created by William Bridges (Black Mirror, Stranger Things).
Her diverse body of work includes Agatha Christie’s THE PALE HORSE, a series for BBC/Amazon Prime starring Rufus Sewell, nominated for a Music+Sound Award; LOST GIRLS, a Netflix movie starring Amy Ryan, Gabriel Byrne and Dean Winters; UNTOUCHABLE: THE RISE AND FALL OF HARVEY WEINSTEIN nominated for two Emmys; and STARDUST starring Johnny Flynn with whom she co-composed part of the score.
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, as well as contemporary artists ranging from Björk to Arvo Pärt, and avant-garde composers such as György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis. From sweeping orchestral scores to dirty guitars, mesmeric synths and delicate piano refrains, she creates unique sound worlds spanning a wide range of genres.
Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world. She immersed herself in books and avant-garde music while studying Composition and English Literature 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. Her lucky break came In 2006, when 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, The Ivors, and The Academy of Motion Pictures.