Stephanie Economou is a composer and violinist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her early successes have emerged from her exploration and study of widely varying musical styles, including classical, folk, rock, electronic and jazz. Her most rewarding undertakings have been her partnerships with independent filmmakers, which have granted her the rare opportunity to harness a myriad of genres simultaneously. Stephanie’s experience in film scoring extends from drama to comedy to animation, which has demanded the synthesis of an electronic and acoustic musical palette. It is her uniquely hybridized compositional voice which has proven a valuable asset across various platforms of visual media, making her a highly sought after and desirable composer.
Stephanie's most notable work has been born from her composing apprenticeship with Golden Globe-nominated composer, Harry Gregson-Williams, with whom she has worked with since early 2014. Her primary assignments through her collaboration with Mr. Gregson-Williams include composition and orchestration as well as arrangement and score preparation. Stephanie holds credits such as additional composer, orchestrator, and music arranger on Ridley Scott's Oscar-winning film “The Martian”, Catherine Hardwicke's “Miss You Already”, Rick Famuyiwa’s HBO drama “Confirmation”, and Niki Caro’s “The Zookeeper’s Wife”. Most recently, she has composed music and recorded vocals for the Warner Bros. film “Live By Night”, written and directed by Ben Affleck. She has garnered professional experience as conductor and score reader at highly prestigious studios including Abbey Road Studios, Skywalker Sound, and Sony Pictures.
In 2015, Stephanie was chosen as one of six fellows for the prestigious Sundance Institute Composers Lab held at Skywalker Ranch, where she worked closely with such mentors as Jeff Beal, George S. Clinton, Pete Horner, and Michelle Satter. It was through this experience with the Sundance Institute that she felt her diversity as a woman in the film industry to be deeply fostered and celebrated. Stephanie considers the empowerment of women in film an exceedingly necessary platform, and strives to make her voice, as well as other female voices in the industry, heard.
Originally from Long Island, New York, Stephanie received her Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the New England Conservatory of Music and Master’s in Composition for Visual Media from University of California Los Angeles. Her works, both for the concert stage and film, have been performed and screened extensively in New York, Massachusetts, and California, with the most memorable venues including Jordan Hall, James Bridges Theater, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.