Rubén Gallardo, composer of soundtracks, was born in Mallorca (Balearic Islands) in 1992, entering the world of music at an early age.


His interest in this was thanks to the influence of his father, who taught him the first chords of guitar and piano.


At the age of six, Rubén already knew how to play various instruments, including piano, guitar, flute and drums.


From the age of 15, he began to form part of musical groups comprised of various styles and in which, thanks to these, he began to make contacts within the music sector in Mallorca.


In a self-taught way and out of 'curiosity' , he began in musical composition, making his first compositions, beginning his first symphonic works.


Over the next several years, he trained as a sound technician and graduated as a music producer.


Once he finished his studies, Rubén joined the Majorcan singer-songwriter Sara Reus as lead guitarist, with whom he would begin a tour in 2015 throughout the Balearic scene and some parts of the peninsula after Sara's first release.


At the end of the tour, Rubén met Marcos Callejo (Mallorcan filmmaker), offering to create the Soundtrack for the feature film Zerø. The following year, the composer began to compose said Soundtrack, this being his first symphonic work for the image.

Half a year later, the film is released within the framework of the International Films In Fest Festival (2017), awarding the young composer the award for 'Best Soundtrack'.

This, aroused the interest of several directors, among them the filmmaker Antoni Caimari, who commissioned him to make the Soundtrack for the short film 'Ma Belle' (2017), starring Macarena Gómez. From there, Rubén discovered his new vocation in the audiovisual sector and began to train himself in composition for audiovisual media.


After finishing the Soundtrack of 'MaBelle' and carrying out some commissions for commercials, Rubén embarks on the composition of his instrumental project 'Luna', fusing ethnic music with music from soundtracks. The album, released in the summer of 2018, leads various media to start arousing interest in the young composer, conducting interviews and explaining the creative process of 'Luna' and his previous works. After the release, Rubén affirms that 'Luna' belongs to a musical trilogy with a creative process of 8 years from its first release to the last.


That same year, Rubén made the composition of several Soundtracks for short films and advertising together with the Soundtrack of the feature film Retorno, premiered at the Atlántida Film Fest with a great repercussion in the Balearic media. The Soundtrack is launched in November 2018 organized by the Association of Friends of the Balearic Soundtracks (ABABS) and 39Escalons Cinema Club, with a presentation of almost two hours, where the composer explained the composition process and the secrets that this Soundtrack hides. That same day, Rubén received recognition from ABABS and 30Escalons for his work by Retorno.


In (2019), the composer receives several nominations for his work and a new award for Best Soundtrack at the Third Edition of the International Films InFest Festival for his work in 'Retorno'.


In this new stage, in which 5 years have passed since the young composer came to light, he launches his new instrumental album called Alma; an album composed solely on piano, recorded and produced by the composer himself, offering 9 songs that make one think.


After the release of 'Alma', Rubén 'disappears' from the stage, turning completely into the composition of audiovisual projects, among them, the feature film' 180Grados' by Daniel Cañellas, 'Moderna', by Jesús Zambrana or 'La Leyenda de Oriol 'by Rubén Jiménez, among other projects.

In October 2020, the composer is a finalist in the international Gil Soundtrack Award competition, the largest festival of Soundtracks in the world; This recognition gives you the opportunity to continue improving and take another step on your way to your dream.


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