Mercedes Riva

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Mercedes Riva moved to Los Angeles after graduating with a BA in music composition from UCA, where she studied classical composition. Once in LA she got into the Film Scoring Certificate at the UCLA where she gave twist from the classical music world to a more modern film scoring industry. Her classical training with the orchestra and film scoring, combined with technical expertise and technology allow her to compose with cinematic quality for a variety of diverse projects. Mercedes is a skilled and versatile composer, having composed in diverse genres including full orchestra, contemporary, ambient, ethnic and more. In 2006 she got the ICOS Prize for best music in a commercial (in Argentina), being that her first commercial aired. For the last years she's been writing music for commercials and shorts mostly, finishing her first feature film (DEATH OF SOCRATES) in 2009.

Hear Mercede's Music Here.