Cesar Benito is a Spanish composer best known for his scores of some of Spain’s most critically acclaimed and commercially successful TV series in recent years, including La Chica de Ayer (Spanish remake of BBC’s Life on Mars), Los ProtegidosLa Sonata del Silencio and the international hit El Tiempo Entre Costuras, a period drama that in 2013 broke a twelve years old record with the highest ratings for an opening of a prime time TV series in Spain. That record was broken again in 2015 by the comedy series Allí Abajo, also scored by Benito, that just finished its fifth season.

El Tiempo Entre Costuras soundtrack reached #1 on Spain iTunes Store Soundtrack Albums and #2 on the general category. It also won numerous awards, including Best Music for Television by the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Television of Spain, and is one of the most played TV soundtracks worldwide on Spotify.

Besides composing, Benito also performs cinematographic music conducting symphonic orchestras, or sitting at the piano as part of various ensembles, or as a solo artist. His music has been covered by other artists and performed by numerous ensembles around the world. At Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games, rhythmic gymnastic Carolina Rodriguez used Cesar Benito’s music for her ribbon program to win an Olympic Diploma. 

Cesar Benito graduated magna cum laude with a dual B.A. in Film Scoring and Contemporary Writing & Production from Berklee College of Music in Boston. He also holds degrees in Music Theory, Piano and Composition from the Malaga and Madrid Conservatories, as well as a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Malaga. 

Benito is a voting member of the National Association of Recording Arts and Sciences (Grammy Awards).




2015 Parma International Music Film Festival, Italy

•    NOMINATED. Best Score: The Red Thunder

2014 XVI Premios Iris de la Academia de las Ciencias y las Artes de Television, Spain
•    WINNER. Best Score for Television: El Tiempo Entre Costuras

2014 Goldspirit Awards, Spain
•    WINNER. Breakthrough Composer of the Year
•    WINNER. Best Score for Television: El Tiempo Entre Costuras
•    NOMINATED. Best National Composer
•    NOMINATED. Best National Score: El Tiempo Entre Costuras

2013 International Film Music Critics Awards
•    NOMINATED. Breakthrough Film Composer of the Year
•    NOMINATED. Best Original Score for a TV Series: El Tiempo Entre Costuras

2013 Spanish Film Critics Awards
•    NOMINATED. Best Composer
•    NOMINATED. Best Score: El Tiempo Entre Costuras

2011 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
•    NOMINATED. Best Score: Ways To Live Forever

2007 Garden State Film Festival, USA
•    WINNER. Best Orchestral Composition: “Jeremyn Theater”

2007 Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain
•    NOMINATED. Best Score: Mia Sarah

2007 Spanish Film Critics Awards
•    NOMINATED. Best Breakthrough Composer

2000 Berklee College of Music, USA
•    ARIF MARDIN AWARD for excellence in Music Production & Arranging
1995 International Competition of Choral Composition “Ciudad de Rota”, Spain
•    1st Prize