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Carlos Rafael Rivera
Carlos Rafael Rivera’s career has spanned several genres of the music industry. Having scored one of the most viewed Netflix series of all time, The Queen’s Gambit, Rivera received his second Primetime Emmy Award and first Grammy Award while having received the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL), as well as the Hollywood Music in Media (HMMA), and two International Film Critics Association (IFMCA) Awards.
His work for film and TV also includes scores for Netflix’s Godless, for which he received a Primetime Emmy, Universal Pictures’ A Walk Among the Tombstones, as well as Just Beyond for Disney +, and the upcoming La Reina del Sur 3, for Telemundo.
As a guitarist, he has performed onstage as the opening act for The Who at the Hollywood Bowl; recorded studio sessions for Island/Def Jam, and Universal Records; and had songs on feature soundtracks (Crash, Dragonfly), as well as Netflix’s Firefly Lane. His work for Visual Media and the Performing Arts can be heard in concert halls and at festivals around the world, being featured by Arturo Sandoval, the Cincinnati Pops, Colin Currie, Chanticleer, Cavatina Duo, the Chicago Sinfonietta, the American Composers Orchestra, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, the Pro Musica Mundi Choir, and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.
He is a voting member of the Television Academy (Emmy) and the Recording Academy (Grammy) and a board member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL).