Jorge Puig was born in Santiago, Chile in 1985 and resides in London since 2009. His music has been broadcast in over 10 countries, including ABC Australia, TVE (Spanish National Television) and BBC Radio 3. He has written the music for six TV Series, including Hijos de las Estrellas 1 and 2 (2014, 2018), available on Netflix in Latin America, Spain and the USA, and Proyecto Arca (2019), by the Academy Award winning production company Fábula. He has scored three feature films and over 50 short films, animations and commercials, many of which have won awards internationally. Jorge has been part of the creative team of the musical The Happy Prince for several years – working mainly as the arranger and orchestrator – which was premiered at The Place, London in May 2019. In 2014 he was commissioned arrangements for choir and organ that were performed at St. Peter’s Cathedral and Paul VI Hall at the Vatican. Jorge has released three soundtrack albums that are available in all digital platforms.
He was nominated to the Pulsar Award in 2019 for Best Music for Films and five times to the Jerry Goldsmith Awards (in 2018 for Best Music for Documentary, in 2015 and 2016 for Best Music for TV Series, and in 2013 and 2017 for Best Music for Advertising). The Acquedolci Independent Film Festival reviewed his music for the animation Coma, winner of the 2012 edition ‘…for the refinement of the music writing, effectively functional to transport the viewer to an imaginary space and unconscious time…’
Jorge studied a Master in Screen Composition at the Royal College of Music under Joseph Horovitz and composition and orchestration under Kenneth Hesketh, obtaining an MMus in Advanced Composition in 2011. He graduated with a BMus (Hons) degree in jazz and classical composition in 2006 at a Berklee associate school (Projazz, Chile) and before moving to London he took several music courses in advanced jazz harmony, film music and music production. Jorge also studied jazz guitar and plays other plucked string instruments.