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Randy Kerber is a composer, orchestrator, keyboard player born September 25, 1958 in Encino, California, who has had a prolific career in the world of cinema. He was also hired as a musician by French singer Renaud on his 1983 studio album Morgane de toi, to play the keyboards.

Kerber was nominated for an Oscar in 1986, along with Quincy Jones and others, for Best Original Score for the motion picture, The Color Purple. He was nominated for a Grammy for his arrangement of Over the Rainbow for Barbra Streisand. He produced the debut album for the German chanteuse, Ute Lemper, as well as played piano on Thomas Anders solo albums ("When Will I See You Again" and "Barcos de Cristal"). He has also composed commissioned works for the New Hollywood String Quartet. In addition to his studio career, Randy Kerber is a sought-after collaborator and performs regularly at concerts in the Los Angeles area and nationally.

As a studio keyboardist, Kerber has worked on over 800 motion pictures including Titanic, A Beautiful Mind, Forrest Gump, and Harry Potter I, II, & III. He has been an orchestrator on over 40 films, including work with Academy Award winner James Horner. He worked alongside legend Eric Clapton as keyboardist, orchestrator, and conductor on the film "Rush"-playing on the Grammy Award winning song, "Tears in Heaven", from that movie.

During his career, Randy Kerber has worked with artists such as Michael Jackson, Paul Anka, Natalie Cole, Elisa, Julio Iglesias, Barry Manilow, Ricky Martin, Bette Midler, Diana Ross, Marta Sanchez, Frank Sinatra, Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Dionne Warwick; and groups including Air Supply, Manhattan Transfer and The Three Degrees.

 

2012     Black Gold     James Horner     Orchestration
2012     Dr. Seuss' The Lorax     John Powell     Piano
2012     Ice Age: Continental Drift [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Powell     Musician, Orchestration
2012     Last Night     Clint Mansell     Piano
2012     Men in Black 3 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Danny Elfman     Piano
2012     Snow White & the Huntsman         Piano
2012     The Amazing Spider-Man [Music from the Motion Picture]     James Horner     Orchestration, Piano
2011     Arthur [2011]         Keyboards
2011     Rio [Original Score]     John Powell     Orchestration
2011     Sucker Punch         Celeste, Piano
2011     The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn [Music from the Motion Picture]     John Williams     Keyboards
2011     Tower Heist     Christophe Beck     Keyboards
2011     War Horse [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Piano
2011     Water for Elephants     James Newton Howard     Piano
2011     X-Men: First Class [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Henry Jackman     Piano
2010     Diary of a Wimpy Kid     Theodore Shapiro     Orchestration, Piano
2010     Dinner for Schmucks     Theodore Shapiro     Keyboards, Orchestration
2010     Knight and Day     John Powell     Piano
2010     Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief     Christophe Beck     Keyboards
2010     Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps         Piano
2009     A Single Man [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Abel Korzeniowski     Piano
2009     Aliens in the Attic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Debney     Ondes Martenot
2009     Couples Retreat     A.R. Rahman     Piano
2009     Doubt [Original Score]     Howard Shore     Piano
2009     Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Celeste, Orchestration, Piano
2009     Nine [Original Soundtrack]         Piano
2009     Watchmen [Original Motion Picture Score]     Tyler Bates     Piano
2009     Year One [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Theodore Shapiro     Arranger, Orchestration
2008     Bolt [Original Score]     John Powell     Celeste, Harmonium, Orchestration, Piano
2008     Defiance     James Newton Howard     Orchestration
2008     Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears a Who! [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Orchestration
2008     Forgetting Sarah Marshall         Harpsichord, Synthesizer
2008     Hancock [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Orchestration
2008     Leatherheads [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Randy Newman     Piano
2008     Marley & Me [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Theodore Shapiro     Keyboards, Piano
2008     Nights in Rodanthe [Original Motion Picture Score]     Jeanine Tesori     Main Personnel, Piano
2008     The Curious Case of Benjamin Button [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Piano
2008     The Dark Knight [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] [The Collectors Edition]     Hans Zimmer     Orchestration
2008     The X Files: I Want to Believe [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Mark Snow Orchestration
2007     Blades of Glory [Original Motion Picture Score]     Theodore Shapiro     Keyboards, Piano
2007     Charlie Bartlett     Christophe Beck     Additional Personnel, Piano, Primary Artist
2007     Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Piano
2007     Hairspray [2007 Original Soundtrack]         Keyboards
2007     Smokin' Aces [Original Motion Picture Score]     Clint Mansell     Keyboards
2006     Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture]     Danny Elfman     Arranger
2006     Freedomland [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Piano
2006     The Fountain [Original Sound Track]     Clint Mansell     Piano
2006     The New World [Music from the Motion Picture]     James Horner     Synthesizer Programming
2006     The Sentinel [Original Film Score]     Christophe Beck     Main Personnel, Piano
2006     Toy Story [Deutscher Original Film-Soundtrack]     Randy Newman     Keyboards
2006     World Trade Center: A True Story of Courage and Survival [Original Music from the Motion Picture]     Craig Armstrong     Piano
2006     X2: X-Men United [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Ottman     Celeste, Piano
2005     An Unfinished Life [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Deborah Lurie     Piano
2005     Constantine [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Brian Tyler     Keyboards
2005     Flightplan [Original Score]     James Horner     Synthesizer Programming
2005     Meet the Fockers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Randy Newman     Keyboards, Principal
2005     Munich [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Williams     Piano
2005     Robots [Original Score]     John Powell     Keyboards, Orchestration
2005     The Chumscrubber [Original Motion Picture Score]     James Horner     Synthesizer Programming
2005     The Interpreter [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Keyboards
2005     The Legend of Zorro [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Main Personnel, Piano, Synthesizer Programming
2005     War of the Worlds [Music from the Motion Picture]         Piano
2004     Bukowski: Born into This [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Wesley Stemple     Piano
2004     Flight of the Phoenix [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Keyboards, Principal
2004     Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Williams     Celeste, Soloist
2004     Hellboy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Orchestration
2004     I, Robot [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Marco Beltrami     Keyboards, Orchestration
2004     Spider-Man 2 [Original Motion Picture Score]         Piano
2004     The Bourne Supremacy [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Piano
2004     The Forgotten [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Synthesizer Programming
2004     The Terminal [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Keyboards, Piano
2004     The Village (Original Score)     James Newton Howard     Keyboards
2004     Troy [Music from the Motion Picture]     James Horner     Arranger, Keyboards, Orchestration, Synthesizer Programming
2003     Agent Cody Banks         Musician
2003     Beyond Borders [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Keyboards, Performer, Piano, Principal, Synthesizer Programming
2003     Dreamcatcher [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Keyboards
2003     Gigli [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Powell     Keyboards, Piano
2003     House of Sand and Fog [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Keyboards, Synthesizer Programming
2003     Hulk [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Danny Elfman     Synthesizer Programming
2003     Jeepers Creepers 2 [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Keyboards, Orchestration
2003     Paycheck [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     John Powell     Keyboards, Piano, Soloist
2003     Peter Pan [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Keyboards
2003     Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     Keyboards, Principal
2003     The Missing [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Orchestration,
2003     The Wild Thornberrys Movie [Original Score]         Composer, Conductor, Producer, Score Orchestration
2003     X2 [Original Motion Picture Score]     John Ottman     Celeste, Piano
2002     Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets     John Williams     Celeste, Soloist
2002     Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone [Original Soundtrack]     John Williams     Celeste
2002     Iris [Music from the Motion Picture]     James Horner     Orchestration, Synthesizer
2002     My Big Fat Greek Wedding [Music from the Motion Picture]         Piano
2002     Signs [Original Motion Picture Score]     James Newton Howard     Piano
2002     The Emperor's Club [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Newton Howard     Keyboards
2002     The Four Feathers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Synthesizer Programming
2002     Tuck Everlasting     William Ross     Piano
2002     Windtalkers [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Orchestration
2001     A Beautiful Mind [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Orchestration
2001     Clear and Present Danger (Music from the Original Motion Picture Sountrack     Piano
2001     Jeepers Creepers [Original Motion Picture Score]     Bennett Salvay     Orchestration
2000     Diamonds [1999]     Joel Goldsmith     Keyboards
2000     The Grinch [Original Soundtrack]     James Horner     Arranger
1999     Man on the Moon         Piano
1999     The Story of Us         Piano
1997     The Devil's Own     James Horner     Piano
1997     Titanic [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]     James Horner     Piano, Soloist
1995     Apollo 13     James Horner     Programming, Synthesizer, Synthesizer Programming
1995     Batman Forever [Original Motion Picture Score]     Elliot Goldenthal     Orchestration
1995     Forget Paris [Original Soundtrack]         Piano
1995     Toy Story [Original Soundtrack]     Randy Newman     Keyboards
1994     The Stand [Original TV Soundtrack]     W.G. Snuffy Walden     Piano
1993     Seaching for Bobby Fischer     James Horner     Piano
1993     Last Action Hero [Original Score]     Michael Kamen     Orchestration
1983     Doctor Detroit         Synthesizer
1979     Muppet Movie     The Muppets     Keyboards
    People Like Us         Keyboards
    The Tale of Despereaux [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]         Piano

 

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