Composer/conductor/arranger Henry Mancini was one of the most versatile talents in music. The Mancini name, synonymous not only with great motion picture and television music, but with fine recordings and international concert performances as well. He was nominated for an unprecedented 72 Grammys and won 20 awards. He was nominated for 18 Academy Awards and won four Oscars. He was also awarded with the Golden Globe Award and nominated for two Emmy Awards.
Whether it be a complete score or a featured song, Mancini lent his talents to many memorable films including Victor/Victoria, The Glass Menagerie, The Pink Panther, 10 Darling Lilli, Arabesque, Charade, Days of Wine and Roses, Hatari and Breakfast at Tiffany's.
He also wrote for a number of television films including The Thorn Birds, and The Shadow Box, as well as television themes including Peter Gunn, Mr. Lucky, NBC News Election Night Coverage, Newhart, Remington Steele, and Hotel.
Mancini recorded over 90 albums which styles varying from big band to jazz to classical to pops, eight of which were certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
Mancini was a much-in-demand concert performer, conducting over fifty engagements per year. Among the symphony orchestras he conducted are the London Symphony, the Israel Philharmonic, the Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He appeared in 1966, 1980, and 1984 in command performances for the Royal Family.