Nicola Lerra (born 4 April 1991) is an Italian musician and composer. He lives in Italy and he has composed music for Spots, short and feature films.
Lerra works are notable for integrating electronic music sounds with traditional orchestral arrangements.
Nicola Lerra was born in Policoro, Italy. During his childhood he lived for two years in Verona and later he moved to Nova Siri. He started his career playing for the first time the flute at the age of nine. At the age of ten he started playing the keyboard and when he was eleven years old he performed for the first time on stage, in the plexus of Rocca Imperiale Marina, playing the Rondo “alla turca” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the same year, he began to play the piano and performed at the Exhibition, “Padre Minozzi” Policoro, interpreting “Please! In carrozza“ by Remo Vinciguerra and the” Prelude “by Bach.
He continued to perform and study privately and when he was seventeen he enrolled at the Institute of Musical Trabaci in Scanzano, where he was trained technically and culturally. At the age of seventeen years old, he wrote his first works at the piano by imagining an orchestra to accompany his notes, not having the appropriate equipment to carry out his projects, and has continued to study and perfect his technique.
In 2010 he began studying orchestral and digital techniques composition.
In 2011 he participated in the live BluTV Blue, performing at the piano for a major Italian charity, the Telethon.
In 2013 he composed the cover “A Way of Life” and “Tennessee”, written by Hans Zimmer, reaching a large number of plays in the United States, Germany, China and Russia, thus bringing it to establish himself professionally on the international soundstage.
In 2014 comes out in all stores online his first official album “TIME”, released by the Portland based production company, CDBaby, one of the privileged circuits of iTunes, the Apple music store, where and he is reserved a personal music section in one of the most well-known radio circuits, Radio Jango, where you can listen to his music.
He has collaborated with a group of students from Bournemouth University (UK) for the creation of an advertising spot about violence against women.
He has composed the music for the highly successful “The new era” inspired by the Final Trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
He has collaborated with the Film Festival CinemadaMare, providing the opportunity for young filmmakers from around the world help in the realization of soundtracks.
Has been a guest at the city of Nova Siri where him presented the soundtrack of “The Gospel According to Matthew,” a tribute to the fifty years of the great director Pier Paolo Pasolini.<
Has been guest CinemadaMare to the 71st edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice.
He has composed the music for the animated film “My Grandfather Was a Cherry Tree” written and directed by Tatiana and Olga Poliektova. Him was nominated as the best composer of the film in Russian National Award. The movie has win in the Giffoni Film Festival 2015 as Best Animation Film.
He has received the privilege to enter the official site of the great master Hans Zimmer posting the cover “A Way of Life” soundtrack that made him famous as early as 2013.
When I'm not Nicola Lerra I like to devote my time also to photography.
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