Gustavo Santaolalla is set to receive a special honor…
The 71-year-old Argentine musician and composer will receive the Lifetime Achievement Trustees Award in November.
Santaolalla has received two Academy Awards, two BAFTA awards, two Grammys, 19 Latin Grammys, and is an Emmy nominee for his work on HBO’s “The Last of Us.”
All of the hardware is even more amazing when you consider Santaolalla can’t read or write music.
He will receive the honor during a private event as part of Latin GRAMMy Week on Sunday, November 12, 2023, in the Teatro Lope de Vega in Sevilla, Spain.
In addition, Santaolalla will perform at Eric Clapton’s 2023 Crossroads Festival in Los Angeles.
The event is being held September 24 at the Crypto Arena. Clapton gathers past, present and the future of guitar music onto the stage to benefit the Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Santaolalla scored the original video game for “The Last of Us” and its 2020 sequel, as well as the HBO series.
In addition to his video game and television work, he has collaborated with high profile filmmakers like Alejandro González Iñárritu (Amores Perros, 21 Grams, Babel), Walter Salles (The Motorcycle Diaries, On The Road) and Ang Lee (Brokeback Mountain).