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© 2019 by Sandrine Rudaz

Swiss French HMMA-Winning composer Sandrine Rudaz creates emotionally compelling music for film, video games, and theatre.


Based in California, Sandrine has a proven track record of success bringing stories from talented directors to life, most notably the French play Blanc, which was performed over 25 times in France and Switzerland. Other notable experience includes writing and conducting orchestra music for animated film Star Bard, for which she won Best Orchestration at the 17th Garden State Film Festival, feature films such as The Shell and Aylesbury Estate, and short films such as the award-winning Kneeling Sheep. Sandrine’s work for full orchestra Aurore Boréale has been recognized with a Jerry Goldsmith Award nomination, a global Music Award, and a Hollywood Music in Media Award. The Hollywood Music in Media Academy honors original music for visual media from around the globe, with past winners including Alan Silvestri (Avengers: Endgame), Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther), Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born), and Alexandre Desplat (The Shape of Water). In 2018, she was selected to attend the SESAC Workshop with composer John Swihart (How I Met Your Mother). 

Sandrine is both exceptionally versatile—able to wield both full orchestra and a sparse piano and cello duo to devastating effect—and stylistically distinct, due to both her European classical piano training started at age 4 and American influences. She holds a Master of Music in Film Composition from the prestigious Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program and has studied orchestration at Stanford University. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Switzerland’s Conservatory of Lausanne.

Awards and Nominations

  • 2019   Hollywood Music in Media Awards - Best Contemporary Classical

  • 2019   Jerry Goldsmith Award - Nominated

  • 2019   FMC-Film Music Contest - Finalist

  • 2019   Global Music Awards, Silver and Bronze Medals

  • 2019   Best Orchestration from an Animation, 17th Garden State Film Festival

  • 2019   Venice Audio-Visual Show - “Aurore Boréale” selected to be showcased

  • 2019   Fidelio Piano Competition - Finalist

  • 2018   SESAC Scores Workshop with John Swihart (How I Met Your Mother)

  • 2016   Montreux Choral Festival - 2nd Jury Prize as Co-director of HEMU Choir

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