Alvaro Balvin Benavides


I'm a film composer from Peru, currently living in Los Angeles. I studied my Bachelor's Degree at Berklee College of Music in Boston, majoring in Film Scoring. And now i'm doing my Masters at the USC Screen Scoring Graduate Program.

I have a musical background that ranges from classical, jazz, electronic, rock to more ethnic styles like afro rhythms, afro peruvian music and such. In my music I tend to blend the orchestra with synthesizers, giving the scores a contemporary sound with evolving synths soundscapes. I also love to implement ethnic instruments if needed to. You can hear some of my previous works in films, and documentaries in this page.

I've been passionate about music and films since a little kid and I love music and storytelling. That is one of the reasons i decided to be a film composer. I always look for originality when writing a Score, each film deserves to have its own unique palette of sounds and its unique voice.