B i o g r a p h y

André Luiz Machado is a multi-award-winning Brazilian composer specialized in music for Film, TV, Stage, Games, and the Concert Hall. After successfully earning his bachelor's degree in composition and singing in his home country, and taking part in several vocal groups and composition commissions, he moved to the UK to do his master's degree in Composition of Music for Film and TV at the University of Bristol (2012). Currently, he's based in Vancouver, Canada, working internationally within the film and visual media industry. 

All his music is sensitively conceived and uniquely crafted to story and picture, keeping a constant sonic conversation between the sound and the moving image.

Some of his recent works include music for TED-ed, the Library of the Human Soul, Província Studio, Maison du Cinema, Monticello Park Productions' Cinematic Campfire Poetry project in NY, and the animation film Saturn Voyager, which screened at the Cannes Film Festival 2018 as part of the Animation Nights New York Cannes Program, and received awards in Los Angeles, Berlin, Hollywood, and Brazil. This same year André Luiz Machado won the Best Score at the Los Angeles Film Awards and was also nominated for the Crystal Pine Award at the International Sound and Film Music Festival in Croatia. 

In 2019 his works for piano solo were recorded by Greek-British pianist and composer Manos Charalabopoulos on the album Espelho Duplo - Double Mirror (Works for Piano Solo), released worldwide in December this same year and selected by Spotify for its very best new Classical releases.

Besides composing music for visual media, he also develops projects in education and has already worked as a guest teacher of Orchestration/Arrangement at ITEGO Basileu França (Technological School of Arts of Goiás), Film Scoring at OSSIA, and at film music workshops.




André Luiz Machado, LA


"This is first-class work all round..."
(John Pickard, British Composer)
"It impresses me the way the strength of your music carries the audience..."
(Ian Guest, Hungarian composer & Arranger)
"(...) its powerful sense of purpose is beautifully put together, in a style that almost creates a new genre in electronic classical."
(Steve Sheppard, One World Music Radio Saturn Voyager Suite review)