Ilan Eshkeri is an award-winning composer, artist, songwriter, producer, and creator whose work is performed in concert, theatre, film, television and video games. His eclectic body of work is linked by his love of narrative.
He most recently created music for the BBC nature docuseries A Perfect Planet, his fourth collaboration with legendary naturalist Sir David Attenborough. In 2020, Eshkeri composed the D.I.C.E. Award-winning narrative score for Sony PlayStation’s blockbuster video game Ghost of Tsushima, which was also nominated for multiple awards including the BAFTA Game Awards, SCL Awards, G.A.N.G. Awards, and the IFMCA Awards.
Additionally, Eshkeri and Ralph Fiennes completed their third film together – a biopic about Rudolf Nureyev, The White Crow. This followed the creation of a ballet Narcissus and Echo, choreographed by legendary dancer Sergei Polunin with set designs by David LaChapelle and a ballet commission from Rambert Dance Company.
Amongst his extensive catalogue of film & television scores are multiple Oscar & BAFTA-winning films such as Still Alice, Stardust, and Shaun The Sheep. He has also been nominated for an Ivor Novello for The Young Victoria as well as a BAFTA for The Snowman & The Snowdog. Eshkeri also continues his work on The Sims 4 video game, which remains one of the most successful video games of all time.
He also continues his collaboration with astronaut Tim Peake and the European Space Agency with his spell-binding show in concert Space Station Earth, last performed in Stockholm to an audience of 10,000 people and returning to its world tour in 2022.
Collaborating with Burberry on a landmark fashion show in 2016, he composed and conducted a choral symphonic suite, Reliquary, which then reached no.1 in the UK classical chart. Other live performance highlights include a unique concert for thousands in the gardens of the Louvre in Paris, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Rudolfinum in Prague. His many creative partnerships include artists such as Annie Lennox, David Gilmour, Sinead O’Connor, KT Tunstall, Tom Odell, Ash and The Cinematic Orchestra.
In 2020, Eshkeri was invited to become a music branch member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and is also a voting member of BAFTA.