Guy Gross is a multi award winning Australian film and television composer, APRA Ambassador, recipient of the APRA/AGSC International Achievement Award, past President of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers and founding member of the composers' collective Church Street Studios. He has guest lectured at the AFTRS (Australian Film, Radio and Television School) and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.
From his British Academy Award (BAFTA) nominated score to the international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" to the US hit SCI-FI series "Farscape", his classical training has resulted in scores covering a huge variety of styles. Over his 35 year career, Guy has composed music for hundreds of hours of television, including dramatic mini series, children's animation, documentaries, reality tv, commercials and also a number of Australian feature films, special events and installations. His scores have been performed in concert by the Sydney, Melbourne and Queensland Symphony Orchestras.
Son of film producers Yoram and Sandra Gross, Guy began scoring many of the family companies' feature and television projects while still studying composition at the Conservatorium High School. Following in his father's footsteps, Guy directed and scored the animated TV series "Old Tom" and wrote, scored, and directed the animated television special "Blinky Bill's White Christmas".
At the age of 26, Guy scored his first feature film, "Frauds" directed by Stephan Elliott and has since scored five features with Stephan including the 1994 international hit "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" and more recently, "Swinging Safari". In '95, Guy composed his award winning score to the ABC TV series "Bordertown" for Knapman Wyld Television for whom he has also scored the award winning TV Series "East West 101". In 1999 Guy received the (shared) award for Best Music at the Tropicana Film Festival (Tropfest) for his score to that year's winning short film "Uno Amore". That year Guy also composed the score to the horror feature film "Cut" for Mushroom Pictures and soon after that began scoring the hit Sci-Fi series "Farscape" produced by The Jim Henson Company.
"Farscape" was a monumental project for Guy keeping him busy for over three years culminating in a big budget, 2 part television mini series "Farscape - Peacekeeper Wars" enlisting the services of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra where he conducted a 140 strong orchestra and choir. Farscape has spun off six Soundtrack Albums.
In recent years Guy has scored the tele-movies: "Dangerous Remedy", "A Model Daughter - The Killing of Caroline Byrne", "Joanne Lees: Murder in the Outback", "Scorched", and the documentaries: "The Howard Years", "The Prime Minister is Missing" and "Who Killed Dr Bogle and Mrs Chandler?".
From 2003 - 2015 Guy was a partner and director of Trackdown Digital. In 2015 Guy set up Church Street Studios; an autonomous collective of composers and music professionals located in Sydney's inner city. The facility houses Guys huge instrument library, vintage and new tech, 3 pianos and a variety of recording studios and composing suites. All members of Church Street operate independently but when necessary collaborate to offer an unparalleled comprehensive music service. Guy also mentors and consults to a number of screen composers and film practitioners.