Dec 18, 2011
Conrad's classical training at
England Conservatory and Princeton led to arranging
assignments of "source music" for diverse films, and ultimately, to
orchestrating and "ghost writing" many major motion pictures,
collaborating with many renowned composers including: John
Williams, Alexandre Desplat,
James Newton Howard,
Danny Elfman, Hans
Zimmer, and Mark Isham.
Conrad's orchestration credits include the more recent installments of Star Wars, the Harry Potter film series, King Kong, Memoirs of a Geisha, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and many others.
Conrad has composed the score for several independent films with smaller budgets, and his most score composition is for the film My Week with Marilyn, about Colin Clark's observations of tense interaction between Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during production of The Prince and the Showgirl.
Conrad has received several awards for his work, including winning the Leonard Bernstein Fellowship and Fulbright Fellowship. Conrad's work has been performed from the United States to Europe to Australia.