Federico Jusid is an Argentinian composer who resides and works between Madrid and Los Angeles. He has written the scores for more than 40 feature films and over 25 television series.
His work includes the score for the Academy Award®-winner for Best Foreign FilmThe Secret in Their Eyes (2009, Dir. By Juan José Campanella), for which he received the nomination for the Spanish Academy Goya Award® for Best Original Score.
He has recently worked with Alberto Iglesias writing additional compositions for the original score of Ridley Scott's Exodus: Gods and Kings, and he has also composed the OST for Kidnap (Luis Prieto) with Halle Berry, and Happy 140 (Gracia Querejeta). Other notable scores include The Life Unexpected (Jorge Torregrossa),Everybody Has a Plan (Anna Piterbarg),The Escape (Eduardo Mignogna),The Hidden Face (Andrés Baiz), I Want to Be a Soldier (Christian Molina), and more recently Magallanes (Salvador del Solar), Getulio (Joao Jardim), The Ignorance of Blood (Manuel Gómez Pereira), Betibu (Miguel Cohan) or Francis, Father Jorge (Beda Docampo Feijóo).
On television, his most recognised work is the soundtrack for the Spanish historical drama Isabel, with whom he won several awards, such as International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Award and Reel Music Award. In 2015 he made the score for the TV series Under Suspicion and The Refugees (co-production with BBC International) and just released the historic drama Charles, King Emperor, sequel of Isabel.
He has also composed works for concert hall premiered throughout Europe and America by recognized soloist and chamber ensembles. As a pianist and composer, he has performed and toured prestigious theaters in Europe, Asia and America. He recorded for labels BMG, IRCO, Magenta Discos and Melopea.
Jusid was born in Buenos Aires, the son of well known Argentinian film director Juan José Jusid and actress Luisina Brando. Jusid began studying piano and composition at age seven. Since then, he has been active as composer for the concert hall and piano soloist, performing as a soloist in numerous tours in some of the most prestigious theaters in America, Asia and Europe.
Jusid holds a Master of Music degree from The Manhattan School of Music, New York; a New England CSS, Boston; and Diplôme de Exécution Musicale with an Antorchas Foundation scholarship held at Brussels, apart from his bachelor's degree from the Buenos Aires Conservatory.
Jusid grew up among cutting rooms and film sets and soon his passion for music and film melted into a single focus that began with his first film scoring commission in 1994.