Stefan French is an award winning Irish film composer providing original music for film, television, and commercial media.
His film credits include I’d Kill For You, The Tattoo, An Ode to Love, Arden's Wake and The Guarantee, among others. Previous commercial projects have included clients such as Intel, HP, Symantec, Workday, Avaya, Align Technology, Miwadi and TV3 Ireland, as well as the 2016, 2017, and 2018 spots for CableLabs' - The Near Future campaigns.
In 2018, Stefan was nominated for the prestigious SABAM Award for 'Best Young International Composer' at the 18th World Soundtrack Awards, and his score for The Tattoo received a nomination for 'Best Original Music' at the Fastnet Film Festival. He is a recipient of the ‘Steve Kaplan Film and TV Award’, presented to him by the ASCAP Foundation in recognition of his talent and achievements as a film and TV composer.
Stefan has recorded and conducted his work on a number of the worlds leading scoring stages, including the Eastwood Scoring Stage at Warner Brothers, and the Newman Scoring Stage at Fox Studios, in Los Angeles. He has worked with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, the USC Thornton Symphony Orchestra, the Helix Collective, the Irish Film Orchestra, and the Bulgarian National Radio Orchestra, among others. His scores have been mixed and mastered at Windmill Lane Studios and Screen Scene Post Production in Dublin, and at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London.
Stefan is a Fellow of the 2018 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, founded by David Newman and Angel Velez, and featuring guest faculty members Conrad Pope, William Ross, and Jorge Mester (ex Head of Conducting at The Juilliard School). He is an alumnus of the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Los Angeles, the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Program in New York, the IMRO/RTE Film Scoring Program, the Hollywood Music Workshop in Vienna, and the 'Composition for Film and TV' online course at Berklee Music in Boston. He holds an MA in Scoring for Film and Visual Media (with the support of the 'Conrad Pope Scholarship') and a BA in Music Composition from the Dublin Institute of Technology.
Stefan is a proud member of the Irish Film and Television Academy (member of the jury for Best Original Score 2014), and IMRO. He is currently represented for commercial media in Ireland by Silverstream Music Ltd.