Ioana Selaru

Credits

YearRole / TypeName of Production / DirectorCompany / Venue
2021Composer
Film (Short)
Into the sun
Ajuan Isaac-George
Ioana Selaru
2020 - 2021Composer
Film (Short)
100
Hannah Berry George
Ioana Selaru
2021Composer
Film (Short)
EAT
Ajuan Isaac-George
Ioana Selaru
2020Composer
Film (Short)
The inner realm
Robert Antonov
Ioana Selaru
2019Composer
Music Video
Ioana Selaru / Mazepa NeagraIoana Selaru
  • Education

    YearQualificationWhere
    2020MA Music for the Moving ImageLeeds Beckett University

    About me

    Ioana Selaru is a classically trained film music composer and violinist born in Romania. Her compositions include original scores composed for short films, documentaries and animations, but her portfolio stretches out far from the traditional media, covering music production for art installations and exhibitions. Rooted in her classical upbringing and breathing the fresh vision of the contemporary landscape, her signature works are marked by unusual combinations of instruments and sounds, designed to strike that particular emotional chord in the audience, vital for the cinematic work to be complete. This delicate sensitivity to the realm of human feelings is also due to the fact that she never left her passion for the violin, instead she uses it to create unique and unexpected sound elements from her favorite instrument.

    Her academic development began at the National University of Music in Bucharest, Romania, a place where she met people who shared the same musical interests. In addition to the university courses, Ioana jumped into the opportunity to be a part of a film music studio start-up. Thanks to the nourishing ambience and supportive collective in which she matured as a musician, Ioana founded a musical incubator, named the District of Screen Composers, or shortly DISC, where talented and aspiring young musicians can gain experience. The next academic step was marked by a master’s degree in film music in Leeds, UK. This period was conducive to networking and sharing ideas with experienced people and even veterans in the industry. It was especially with Max Richter she resonated the most, with whom she took part in a mentoring programme and one to one session.

    Apart from composing and producing original scores, Ioana takes orchestrating and arranging musical compositions as an opportunity to broaden her horizons and have a 360° view of the final musical work used in cinematography.

    Additional Information

  • Skills

    Years in industry
    • 3 to 6 years
    Languages Spoken
    • English
    • Romanian
    Interested in
    • Animation
    • Arts
    • Biography
    • Competition/Gameshow
    • Documentary
    • Environmental
    • Film (Feature)
    • Film (LB)
    • Film (Short)
    • Mobile Phone Content
    • Music
    • Music Promo
    • Natural History
    • Television
    • Travel
    Experienced in
    • Animation
    • Documentary
    • Film (Short)
    • Music
    • Music Promo