Victor Pesavento

Orchestrator - Arranger - Copyist

Victor Pesavento is a Los Angeles based orchestrator and arranger. Recently, Victor orchestrated for the TV mini-series documentary Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey and feature films Rio 2, Monsters University and The Croods. He arranged music for the 2011, 2013 and 2014 Academy Awards, for The Simpsons Take The Bowl concert at the Hollywood Bowl in 2014 and for Jessica Sanchez's runner-up performance in the American Idol Season 11 finals.

Victor has prepared music for Josh Groban, Tony Bennett, composers John Williams, James Newton Howard and Alan Silvestri, and over 350 motion pictures that have recently included Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens, Frozen, Life of Pi, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Avengers and How To Train Your Dragon 2. Other credits include various installments of the Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, Hunger Games franchises, as well as Tony Award nominated musicals Catch Me If You Can and Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

The past two years have seen Victor sharing his time between Los Angeles and Wellington, New Zealand, where he worked with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra to record the scores to the second and third Hobbit films with Howard Shore and Peter Jackson. As a music librarian, he toured internationally with Star Wars In Concert (2009) and with Barbara Streisand: Back to Brooklyn (2012-2013).

Victor’s arrangements have been recorded by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, performed by such notable artists and ensembles as Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Holliday, Patti LuPone, Shirley MacLaine, the National Symphony Orchestra, and featured in the Ghent Film Festival, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival and Hollywood In Vienna (Festival der Filmmusik).