A multiple award-winning composer born in 1974 in New Haven, Connecticut, Susan DiBona received her first instruction in piano and theory at age seven with the renowned concert pianist and composer, Leopold Godowsky III, the nephew of George Gershwin. He quickly recognized her exceptional talent, and the fact that she had perfect pitch. She soon began to improvise and compose her own pieces, and received the opportunity to study bassoon, cello, viola, flute, organ, and voice. Beginning her professional career at the age of 12, she worked in the years following as a studio musician, organist, accompanist, arranger, music director, and vocal coach for various projects in New York, Connecticut, and Buenos Aires. In her high school years, she was music director for various musical productions. During her later studies of music, European languages and literature at Barnard College and Columbia University, she worked as the music director and vocal coach for Bernstein's musical "On the Town", a co-production of Barnard College and Juilliard School; soon after, she received the opportunity to work as an instrumentalist at the prestigious Goodspeed-at-Chester Theater. She then acted as assistant music director/arranger for an American tour of "South Pacific" and for a European tour of a musical revue. After a long period of touring, she decided to stay in Europe, soon finding her way into the fertile music scene in Berlin, Germany. Paying her dues as a studio/live musician and arranger, she soon had the chance to work as a producer, composer and conductor as well, scoring for industrial movies and multimedia and writing various string and orchestral arrangements for pop projects. In May 2004, Susan was chosen to take part in the NYU/ASCAP Buddy Baker Film Scoring Workshop, studying under distinguished American film composers and orchestrators such as Sonny Kompanek, Mark Snow, Ira Newborn, and David Spear, among others. The workshop culminated in an orchestral recording session with New York's top-tier musicians (i.e. from the New York Philharmonic), where Susan conducted her own original composition created at the workshop. She has since conducted various studio orchestras as well as the Berliner Symphoniker. To date she has scored numerous feature films and TV movies, including 3 movies for the the long-running Geman hit Tatort. Susan DiBona works as a film composer, arranger, score producer, and conductor in Berlin, Germany and in southern Italy. She is also co-owner of film music production company The Villa Studios in Praia a Mare, Italy. She is fluent in English, German, Italian and Spanish.