Grammy-nominated Venezuelan composer Alvaro Paiva-Bimbo balances delightful Neapolitan melodies, vivid harmonies, fiery rhythms and powerful orchestrations. About his versatility, El Nacional wrote: “Blends rhythms, writes film scores, assembles impromptu orchestras and combines dissimilar artists. His name is everywhere in the most atypical projects”.
His first feature film score (Bloques) granted him a selection to the Mexico Film Composers Lab, curated by the director of Sundance Film Music Program Peter Golub and producer Bertha Navarro. His next two movies (Tres bellezas, El peor hombre del mundo), won Best Original Score at consecutive editions of Venezuela’s Pepsi Music Awards. After relocating to Los Angeles, he assisted Emmy Award-Winning composer Alex Wurman (March of the Penguins) in the creation of the score for series “Patriot” (Amazon) and “Perpetual Grace, LTD” (Epix), and co-produced and wrote additional music for feature film “The Buddy Games” (Josh Duhamel). His score for the internationally awarded novel “Liubliana” received rave reviews.
His work ethic, deep respect for the art of music and comprehensive education (three college degrees, one diploma) have allowed him to work with widely diverse artists: Aldemaro Romero, Natalia Lafourcade, Simon Bolívar Orchestra, Luis Enrique, María Teresa Chacín, Becky G, Guaco, Alejandra Guzmán, La vida bohéme, Ilan Chester, Ximena Sariñana, Luis Perdomo, Esteman, Anat Cohen, Servando Primera, Pambo, Yordano, Ralph Irizarry, Apache, Sofía Reyes among many others. Alvaro produced, arranged and conducted on the record "Repeat after me" of Los Amigos Invisibles, nominated at The 56th Grammy Awards as Best Latin Rock / Alternative Album. He was the guitarist for “3rd Element”, by Luisito Quintero (Chick Corea, Richard Bona), which was nominated as Best Latin Jazz Album at The 15th Latin Grammy Awards. His composition “Soy tu ayer” was included in the Deutsche Grammophon virtuoso trumpet player Pacho Flores’ album “Cantar”.
Alvaro has also produced and released nine award-winning albums with his own different ensembles. With MAU (Movida Acústica Urbana) he led a revival of Venezuelan folklore music of more than four hundred concerts and school lectures. His albums “Rock & MAU” Vol I & II successfully combined this movement with the top pop-rock artists of Venezuela, which unprecedentedly brought youth closer to the country's musical tradition.
Born in Caracas from a Venezuelan-Italian family of professors, Alvaro was raised in an environment full of books, records, art and culture: his grandmother (†) spoke six languages, his mother is a Ph.D. and poet, his father a public speaker and political figure.
Paiva-Bimbo is signed as a songwriter for Universal Music Publishing Group MX; is a voting member of NARAS, LARAS, NATAS, ASCAP & The SCL; and is part of Godin Guitars, Ultimate Ears, MONO Cases and Tech21· NYC artist families.