Mentored from a young age by Vangelis and Quincy Jones, Sacha Puttnam was at the epicentre of the 80's UK synth-pop explosion in London.
As the 90's dawned, Sacha sought out new challenges and, building on his early studies at the Royal College of Music, entered the Moscow ‘Tchaikovsky’ Conservatoire (Conducting and Composition) and Berklee College of Music (Composition and Arranging).
Having completed his classical and jazz training he went on to tour
the world with multi-platinum British rock band Bush, while orchestrating for renowned film composer Michael Kamen and writing extensively for Film and Radio.
Sacha's comprehensive experience and knowledge in all music genres shows in his imaginative and sensitive scoring of over forty films (working with directors including John Pilger, Robert le Page, Andrea Arnold and John Dryden), numerous radio dramas, podcast series and advertising, as well as his re-working of the classic film music of his mentors and his original, intimate piano and full orchestral
Sacha has written and arranged for some of the pop and rock world’s biggest names, (Sia, Hybrid, Nick Cave, Regina Spektor) scoring multi-platinum albums, and has worked with Moscow, Hallé, RTE and London Studio Orchestras.
He lives and works in London, tutoring the next generation of film composers at the National Film and Television School.