Micaela Carballo is an Argentinian composer and conductor. She was born in Balcarce, Bs As, Argentina, in 1988. She began studying piano at the age of 6 and went on to study Basic Musical Training at Balcarce School of Art. In 2013. Carballo graduated as a Music Composer and later graduated as Choral Conductor from the University of La Plata, Buenos Aires. In 2015 Carballo was awarded a full scholarship by Fundación Carolina in Spain, to complete a Master’s degree in Film Scoring at ESMUC (Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya-Barcelona). As the final work of the program, she recorded the music for the animation film Dubicel (Celeste Estudio Creativo, La Plata) played by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.
In 2018 she was awarded the scholarship from the Argentinian National Endowment for the Arts to compose the music for the opera “La voix d’argent”. Carballo was selected to attend the Los Angeles Film conducting intensive workshop in Los Angeles, where she conducted and recorded two original pieces of music for symphony orchestra “HB” and “Time for nostalgia” with the Hollywood Studio Symphony orchestra at Warner Bros Studios.
Recently, she completed the SCL Mentoring Program for composers as one of the mentees in New York City. She won awards for best original score with the film “Dubicel” at Golden Nugget Film Festival (UK), NYCA Cinematography Award from New York and Buenos Aires International Film Festival. She won the award for best original music at Arte Non Stop Festival (Buenos Aires) for the music of “The gesture of paint”.
Carballo’s work as a composer includes different styles and musical ensembles. She started by composing choral music, such as “The melancoly dead of Oyster boy” and “Ha ka’awy”, the latter, a piece for chorus and instrumental group in guarani language premiering in La Plata in 2013. She composed music for plays by the Integration through Art Workshops at the Argentine Theater in La Plata and several independent plays in La Plata, Buenos Aires, Mar del Plata and Barcelona “Dejarse ir”, “Errantes”, “Carbono 14”, “Los inadaptados de siempre”, "Una Furia Patria", "La niña de la muñeca de trapo", the last “Paterland”, among others. Carballo has also composed original music for a variety of films such as “La tulipe bleue”, “El chiquillo azul y el hombre de la luna” (Barcelona), “Sr.”, “When the cinema was born”, “The gesture of paint”, “Time for Nostalgia” (La Plata) and for several animation short-film as “HB the music of the Universe”, “Match Point” (Buenos Aires).
She is a member of SCL The Society of Composers & Lyricist, Alliance for Women Film Composer in US and a member of the Argentine Association of Composers in Argentina. Currently, Carballo is the deputy conductor of the Argentine Air Force Band and at the same time works as an instructor in the field of Audition at the ENERC Film School in Buenos Aires and In Jujuy.
“Music for an image create something new, maybe no one will notice that it exists, because perception unites them, but it wouldn't be the same if that music wasn't there.”Micaela Carballo