Lucas Vidal is one of the most internationally recognized Spanish composers. His professional career has earned him recognition around the world, among the public and music critics, as well as several awards, such as two Goyas and an Emmy Award.
He has also been included in the Forbes ranking of the 100 most influential creative people.
In addition, he has been awarded by ‘Marca España’ as a representative of Spanish culture abroad.
Lucas Vidal was born in Madrid in 1984 into a family very close to music. His paternal grandfather, José Manuel Vidal Zapater, was the founder of the record company Hispavox in 1953, in which artists of the time recorded. From his maternal family comes his relationship with ballet. These foundations gave Lucas a passion for music from a very young age.
He began to play the piano at the age of three, at 7 the transverse flute. At the age of 15, Lucas applied for a place at the Berklee College of Music to attend a summer camp for music composition. Those five weeks were enough to make a decision to become a soundtrack composer. The management staff of the Berklee center offered him a scholarship to pursue a dual degree in Music for Film and Composition. He became the youngest student in the history of the center to compose and record an orchestral soundtrack for his first film, Cathedral Pines, and to receive the two highest awards for musical composition from the educational institution.
After his passage through Boston, where he obtained his double degree with Magna Cum Laude mention, he moved to New York to continue expanding his training at the Juilliard School of Music, where he attends Richard Danielpour’s classes.
In 2009, he moved to Los Angeles. In 2012 he got his chance to compose the soundtrack for Fast and Furious 6. After this blockbuster, successful films followed in which he collaborated with actors such as Bruce Willis, Sigourney Weaver or John Cusack and in 2016 he was awarded an Emmy for the composition of the musical theme of the ESPN network for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro 2016.
Later, Lucas began a stage between Madrid and Los Angeles, which culminated, in 2016, with two Goyas, for the main theme of the feature film ¨Palmeras en la nieve¨ with Pablo Alboran and for the soundtrack of the film ¨Nadie quiere la noche¨, respectively. After this he started in music production and the world of electronic orchestral music.
In the production area, he collaborated with Amaia Montero, Antonio Orozco and mixed Raphael’s greatest hits in his Resimphónico project.
In addition, Lucas Vidal has been the composer of the original LaLiga (LFP) soundtrack on its 90th anniversary. Through an epic and, at the same time, versatile tone, LaLiga wanted to convey all the feelings that can be recognized during a football match: passion, drama, joy, tension, euphoria … The instrumental part, in which more than 130 participated musicians, it was recorded in the legendary Abbey Road studios.