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Andrés Soto is Costa Rican composer and orchestrator who has written music for 5 feature films, over 25 shorts, 5 documentaries, and 1 video game, in addition to several concert works that have been performed by orchestras around the world. The National Symphony of Costa Rica has commissioned him large scales works in 3 occassions, as well as the Heredia Symphony Orchestra and the Symphony Orchestra of the Universidad de Costa Rica. He made his Carnegie Hall compositional debut in 2015 with the premiere of "Swashbuckler." In 2019 he received an honorable mention in the National Prize in Composition for his work “Amalgama”, for chamber orchestra. Recent feature film credits include “¡He Matado a mi Marido!”, “Buscando a Marcos Ramírez” and “Nowhere”.

As an arranger and orchestrator he has collaborated with two-time Latin Grammy winner Edín Solís, songwriter Max Vernon in two musicals, violinist Jane Hunt in music that has been featured at the US OPEN opening ceremonies at Arthur Ashe Stadium in NY and in Australia's Channel Seven broadcasts of the Australian Masters, among others.

Recently he has also worked in the score preparation department of Ocean’s Eight, the Coen brothers' Hail, Caesar!, Barbershop 3, and as assistant score technician to composer Marcelo Zarvos in the Showtime drama The Affair.

For more visit: andres-soto.net

Bailongo (Danzas de Pasión y Desdeén)
Full Orchestra
8.5 min