Marcos Cruz (Madrid, 1978) completed his piano and composition studies within 14 years, thus obtaining the higher degree in composition from the Atocha superior music Conservatory (Madrid) studying with maestro Anton García Abril.
From then on, he has worked as a pianist in several musicals such as Jeckyll and Hyde, Annie, La Cage aux Folles, and also as an orchestra conductor and a pianist in the musical Cabaret (Sam Mendes version). He accompanied dancer Joaquín Cortés on his world tour of his show LIVE as a pianist, and worked as a pianist under the direction of Tricicle in the “off Broadway” musical “Forever Young”.
Also as a pianist, he has played in some concerts with several orchestras such as Symphonic Orchestra of Madrid. As well with Orquesta Nacional under the direction of several important maestros such as Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
Among his works as a film composer in Spain and also in Los Angeles, the most important ones are those for: The american Emmy winner serie The Bay directed by Gregori Martin in which he composed some chapters and the trailers. He was a candidate for Goya prizes in the category of best film soundtrack for the feature film El hombre de las mariposas, directed by Maxi Valero, which brought the Málaga cinema festival to a close in 2011. The short film El cocodrilo Nilo, directed by Javier Dampierre, which was awarded international prizes and showed at the Newport film festival in Los Angeles.The feature film Aina by the Nigerian film-maker Olamide Maarore, opened in Los Angeles.
As a classical composer, he has opened his works in some of the most prestigious halls in Spain and also in some other countries as the Auditorio Nacional in Madrid, the Real Theatre in Madrid, the Carnegie Hall in New York or the Philarmonie in Berlin.
He has worked in several orchestral arrangements as well as in several commercials.