Anne Nikitin is an award-winning London-based composer who has scored a wide range of films from action-packed thrillers to emotional dramas, quirky comedies and epic natural history productions. Anne recently scored the BAFTA winning film The Imposter directed by Bart Layton and produced by the makers of Man on Wire for Film4 and A&E Indie Films. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2012 before opening in cinemas worldwide. The music was referred to as a “classy score” in The Guardian newspaper and nominated for Best Original Score at the Cinema Eye Honors Awards in New York.
Other credits include Freistatt, a German drama film due directed by Marc Brummund and edited by the late Hans Funck, the hit series Locked Up Abroad for National Geographic Channel and Dark Horse a Film4/BFI feature documentary directed by Louise Osmond, The Royal Television Society award-winning Wootton Bassett: The Town That Remembers for BBC, America: the Story of Us, a landmark series for the History Channel introduced by Barak Obama and Crusaders: Back From the Dead directed by Matthew Catling for Channel4.
Anne was born in Canada to Romanian and Polish parents and grew up in various countries around the world. She obtained Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Music at McGill University in Montreal where she experimented with contemporary music techniques. In 2001 she was awarded a SOCAN prize for Young Composers of Canada.
She completed a Master’s in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music in London studying with Academy Award winners Dario Marianelli and Gabriel Yared, and has assisted George Fenton on the BBC series “Life” narrated by David Attenborough, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.
In 2006, Anne won the BBC New Talent, New TV Composers Scheme. The prize was a commission to score a BBC Natural World film, White Falcon, White Wolf, which won a Merit Award for Music at the Missoula Wildlife Film Festival.
Since then she has composed music for the BBC, Channel4, Film4, five, A&E, History Channel, Discovery, National Geographic, and Sky Movies as well as a range of independent films.
Visit Anne's website: annenikitin.com