Robert Wallace is a classically trained pianist and composer, now a film scorer in Los Angeles, CA, working under the multi award-winning composer Michael Abels. He has contributed extensively to projects like Allen v. Farrow (episode 4 of which was nominated for an Emmy), Nightbooks, Beauty, Chevalier, Landscape with Invisible Hand, and Breaking. Robert was the lead composer on international-award winning animation Don't Drop The Goose. He has won multiple national and international awards for piano performance and composition, including performing twice at Carnegie Hall and at Vienna’s Ehrbar Hall. In October 2022, he was a winners finalist for the Sabam Award for Best Original Composition by a Young Composer, where the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra performed his original composition Nosferatu at Sea at the World Soundtrack Awards in Ghent.
He started his classical and theory training in Washington DC at age five under Dr. Valerica Maican, a double doctorate in composition and piano and student of the legendary Nadia Boulanger. When his family moved to South Africa in 2005, he added a focus on jazz piano (while continuing working with Dr. Maican via Skype), studying with pianists like Jason Reolan and Bokani Macha. After completing high school in South Africa, he attended Berklee College of Music, graduating magna cum laude in 2020, with concentrations in Film Scoring, Conducting, and Jazz Composition (and a commencement performance with John Legend).