Vanesa Lorena Tate started composing at the age of four, playing the flute and piano. She then passed on playing guitar and violin at the “Rudolf Steiner Schule” school. At the age of 9 she enrolled at the “Conservatorio de la Lucila” (Buenos Aires – Argentina) for Piano and Flute. As her family moved to Italy she carried on her studies at the “Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi di Milano”. She graduated from Flute and Piccolo at the above-mentioned conservatoire.
She graduated from the Royal Academy of Music (London 1997- 2001) in the Media and Applied Music Course. She studied under Nick Ingman (Matrix Reloaded, Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Shakespeare in Love), Rick Wentworth (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Lara Croft Tomb Raider) and James Brett (X-Men, The Island). Throughout her career she composed original music for a variety of formats, and a couple of years ago she started to write soundtracks for one of the best selling game franchises: Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit (EA Games), Burnout Crash (EA Games), Need for Speed – Most Wanted (EA Games).
She also freelances in London and Los Angeles as a Senior Sound Designer, Supervising Sound Editor, Media Composer, Music Editor, Location Sound Mixer and Recording Engineer and Mixer. She has been working along side Oscar winning directors Walter Salles (On The Road), Guillermo Del Toro (Hellboy 2, Pan’s Labyrinth), Tim Burton (Sweeney Todd), Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu (Babel, 21 Grams, Biutiful), David Yates (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix) Stephen Frears (Cheri) and Kevin Reynolds (Robin Hood, Tristan & Isolde) and award winning actors including Robert Pattinson, Garrett Hedlund, Tom Sturridge, Ralph Fiennes and Javier Bardem.