Born and raised in Italy, Elena Maro is a Los Angeles based eclectic composer for Film, Media, TV and Theatre, songwriter, and singer.
A former professional ballet dancer, orchestra lead singer, and Studio and TV vocalist, before moving to USA in 2016, Elena worked for many years as a singer songwriter, composer, sound design artist, actress and playwright for theatre productions with symphonic orchestras and popular Italian singers and actors.
She is a Television Academy Voting Member.
As a freelance composer, she has completed a number of Film, TV and Advertising projects, for clients both from Europe and from USA including music for films on Hulu, Amazon Prime, Lifetime, Ion Television (USA), Channel 5 and ITV (UK), TF1 (France), TV8 (Italy), and other VOD Platforms.
Elena is the lyricist for “Today - Say No to Child Labour”, a pop song included in the world campaign against child labour by the United Nations’ International Labor Organization. The line she wrote ”give the voiceless your voice” is the concept that moved her to make music for media. She says: “I want to make music with meaning for meaningful projects”.
She has been also involved in Women Filmmakers Projects, being the composer for Television Documentary Series “One of Us”, an institutional project produced by the Embassy of Italy to the United States in Washington and the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles. The series is about immigrant women breaking the glass ceiling and the featured talent includes Stefania Spampinato (Grey's Anatomy), Mariangela Zappia ( Italian Ambassador for the USA), Giada De Laurentis ( Food Network , NBC) and Isabella Rossellini.
Elena recently completed the score for the animation segment "Aria" included in the feature film, "Tell It Like A Woman" an anthology of seven segments directed by female directors like Taraji P. Henson, Catherine Hardwicke, Maria Sole Tognazzi and starring Eva Longoria, recently EGOT achiever Jennifer Hudson, Pauletta Washington, Jacqueline Fernandez, Margherita Buy and more,
The film premiered at the prestigious Taormina Film Fest in Italy and was presented with an Excellence Award.
The film's theme song is written by Diane Warren.
Tell It Like a Woman will be distributed in the USA And Canada by Samuel Goldwyn Films . A theatrical release is being planned for this winter.
The film is FYC in All Categories for The Oscars.
Elena' awards include: Best Composer Overall (The Wild Bunch Film Festival 2022) Best Original Soundtrack of the month and of the Year at Mirabilia International Film Awards and Best Original Soundtrack for Narrative Film at Garoa Awards for "In Dubbio", ( 44 awards winning drama about violence against women) Best Sound Design at GIMFA and is the recipient of four Global Music Awards, one for the Orchestral Suite #1 from her score for the western film “Miss Happy” and others for her scores for documentaries.
Her Christmas Jazz Song “As Long As You Are Near”, recorded at Capitol Studios during Chris Walden Masterclass, was awarded an honorable mention as a finalist at The Great American Song Contest in 2019.
Elena keeps on developing her craft and musical voice and her eclecticism covers a wide variety of styles.
She loves thinking outside the box and creating every time unique, distinctive scores and songs that will give each project a recognizable sound.