HUNTER FOUNDATION | BAFTA SCHOLAR 2020
Stuart Bramwell is an award-winning composer for film and television from Shropshire, England. He is a recent First-Class Joint Honours graduate (composition and performance) of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has received mentorship from industry titan Paul Chihara, whose former students include James Horner and Joseph Trapanese. Stuart has since been offered studentship to both Berklee College of Music and the University of Southern California (Thornton school of music) to study his MA postgraduate in film scoring. Stuart has scored music for feature films, short films, animations, documentaries and trailers, some of which for BBC Television.
In 2016, Stuart was a finalist in the Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition and worked as assistant to 9-time Grammy nominated Hollywood film composer/producer Mark Portmann (Mission: Impossible Fallout , First Man ). Across 2018 and 2019, Stuart won ‘Best Music’ awards for his film music at various festivals and competitions, including the Global Shorts International Film Competition (Los Angeles) and the FANS Film Festival (Edinburgh). During this time, Stuart’s arrangement of the Game of Thrones music was featured by Classic FM, as one of the ‘greatest covers of the Game of Thrones theme’. Stuart was also short-listed by 'JunkieXL' (Tom Holkenborg) for his specialist 'Score Academy' programme in Los Angeles.
Previous to his composing career, Stuart performed around the world including for Her Royal Highness The Queen on her Diamond Jubilee and at the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. Stuart was a member of the 2016 National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and has performed alongside internationally renowned artists and actors including Nicola Benedetti, Tasmin Little, Andy Serkis, Alice Eve, Edward Gardner and Nitin Sawhney. Stuart was also cast as the violinist in EPIX/ITV’s TV hit period-drama ‘Belgravia’ produced by the same award-winning team behind Downton Abbey. Stuart is a proud recipient of the 2020 BAFTA Hunter Foundation scholarship.