I see myself as a filmmaker, working closely with the director to empower the story.

About Sandrine

Currently based in California, Swiss-French composer Sandrine Rudaz creates music for film, video games, and theatre. Recent career honors include a Jerry Goldsmith Award nomination and a Hollywood Music in Media Award. Her work for the animated film Star Bard won Best Orchestration at the 17th Garden State Film Festival.

Sandrine’s other film credits include feature films such as The Shell and Aylesbury Estate, and short films such as the award-winning Kneeling Sheep. Her work for the stage includes the French play Blanc, performed over 25 times in France and Switzerland. In 2018, she was selected to attend the SESAC Workshop with composer John Swihart (How I Met Your Mother). 


Her music utilizes both her European classical piano training and American education to craft stylistically distinct soundscapes; she is at home writing for full orchestra, solo and duo settings, and all ranges in between. Sandrine holds a Master of Music in Film Composition from the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Conservatory of Lausanne in Switzerland, and further studied orchestration at Stanford University.

Selected Awards

  • International Film & Sound Festival - Nominated (2019)

  • Hollywood Music in Media Awards - Best Contemporary Classical (2019)

  • Jerry Goldsmith Award - Nominated  (2019)

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

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

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


John Swihart

Composer (How I Met Your Mother, Napoleon Dynamite)

Grammy Award Nominee

Sandrine is a marvelous composer whose musical instincts are always "dialed in" to the narrative of the film. Not only does she possess immense natural talent and broad knowledge of musical mechanics, but a discipline and focus that can bring a scene to life.


Bruce Dukov

Concertmaster (Hollywood Bowl

Orchestra from 1991 to 2007)

Having recorded in over 1800 motion picture soundtracks, I believe I have a good criterion for assessing composers. Sandrine has a very bright future in the film music business. She not only composes music in a very relevant style to serve the film, but she can also orchestrate and conduct her music, which many successful composers do not attempt.


Hummie Mann

Composer (Robin Hood, Thomas and the Magic Railroad)

2-time-Emmy Award Winner

Sandrine is an extremely talented composer who writes music perfectly appropriate in tone and dramatic impact.

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