- Composing for Film
Elena Pisano (Orroli, Italy, 1995) is an Italian composer and pianist based in Amsterdam. Her music is shaped by a deep curiosity towards a wide range of styles: from jazz, to classical music, hip hop and contemporary electronic music. In 2016 she moved to the Netherlands, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Piano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Elena graduates from the Master Composing for Film in the same institution, in collaboration with the Nederlandse Filmacademie, in 2023.
During her master studies, Elena composed the original score for several short films, including the two documentaries On the Edge of Life, I Saw a Film (Razan Hassan, 2023) and Net als ik (Mel Opti, 2022), and two fiction films Daar moet nog wat mee (Carmen Maria, 2023 ) and De Vloer (Mees van den Hurk, 2022). She also composed the original score for the fiction film Just Western (Vasilisa Koroleva, 2022), that premiered in 2022 at the Wild Bunch Film Festival (Tucson, US). After graduating, Elena will continue to work as a composer in Amsterdam, as well as performing and giving music lessons.