Kenneth Turan from the Los Angeles Times wrote, “In addition to doing the interviews, Stranded’s director had other ways of making his narrative especially effective, starting with utilizing the film’s delicate, otherworldly score by composer Florencia Di Concilio to add a disturbing air to the proceedings.”
Born in 1979 to a family of musicians, pianist and composer Florencia Di Concilio holds music degrees from the College of Charleston, SC and the New England conservatory in Boston, both on full scholarships. Upon graduation she moved to Paris, where she studied composition and orchestration at the Paris Conservatory.
As a classical pianist, Florencia has won top prizes at national and international competitions as well as performing as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the Americas and Europe.
Over the past few years Florencia Di Concilio has composed the original soundtrack for more than 20 award winning feature films and documentaries for cinema and television (ARTE, the BBC, Bravo, HBO, Sundance, Canal +, etc), working with a wide range of directors such as George Sluizer, Peter Wintonick, Angus MacQueen, Heddy Honigmann, Tanaz Eshaghian, Marc and Nick Francis, or Gonzalo Arijon, with whom she frequently collaborates.
Florencia Di Concilio’s versatile work has received critical praise from the New York Times, Variety, Entertainment Weekly, the L.A. Times, and has been released by Milan/Universal Records.
In addition to film scoring, Florencia Di Concilio frequently receives commissions from dance companies, soloists, music ensembles, and visual artists, such as the Ensemble 0, the acclaimed CobosMika contemporary dance company, or celebrated artist Camille Henrot in a piece commissioned by Jeu de Paume, the French national museum.
The Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra commissioned Florencia a Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, premiered recently, receiving raving reviews from the national press: ”A memorable evening, in which Florencia Di Concilio’s extraordinary talent met the audience’s full recognition and standing ovation” (Diario el Pais). The concerto will receive its U.S. premiere in South Carolina, in March 2013.
Among several new soundtrack projects and concert music commissions, Florencia Di Concilio is currently composing the original music for Academy Award nominated director George Sluizer’s “Dark Blood”. The film, starring River Phoenix, is being finished and released nearly 20 years after the actor’s disappearance.
Florencia has served as guest lecturer, panelist, and has been invited to conduct music workshops at the Netherlands Film and Television Academy, the Sundance Festival, the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal and the SEE Festival in Brighton.