With a passion for music and collaboration, Catherine Grealish is a composer for film, media and live performance. She recently won Best Documentary Score for the uplifting feature documentary Gold Balls, and in 2014 won the Independent Music Vox Pop Award for her soundtrack for the film All Things Hidden. Catherine is the Executive Director for the Alliance for Women Film Composers. She plays many instruments including violin, piano, and guitar.
Catherine’s music has been featured in award-winning films, including the short Pearl which won Best Short at the Mexico International Film Festival and Madrid International Film Festival. She also composed the music for the integral song in Ellen Gerstein’s short film Come Away With Mewhich has won many awards including Best Sound and Music at Australia’s Connect Film Festival. Catherine also scored the video game The Hole Story which won the 2016 ID@Xbox Rising Star Award.
She has also scored many other independent films including The Basement, The Last Buck Hunt, Citizen Heroes and Speaking of Dying, along with the popular web series Capitol Hill which is now televised through Europe and Canada. Catherine is currently scoring the video game Alicorn Pricess Blast along with many other film and media projects.
Her work for Didgeridoo and chamber orchestra For Those Who Have Walked Ahead premiered at Benaroya Recital Hall as part of Celebrate World Music in March 2013. Catherine’s orchestral work Artist and The Muse premiered in 2012.
Catherine graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music at Cornish College of the Arts. She then completed her Masters of Music from Boston University and also went through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program in 2011.
Catherine is from Tasmania, Australia. She moved to the United States in 1998 to pursue a career in music.
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