His most recent film, Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals,” starring Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal, won the Silver Lion Award at the Venice Film Festival, and recently won a Golden Globe Award for supporting actor, and received 9 BAFTA nominations, including a nomination for Abel for Best Original Music.
This is the second collaboration between Ford and Korzeniowski. They also worked together on Ford’s first film, “A Single Man,” starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore. Abel’s stirring score earned him a Golden Globe nomination, as well as the attention of Madonna, who chose him to score the film, “W.E.,” for which he received his second Golden Globe nomination. Described asstylish and bittersweet, the score for “W.E.” brilliantly reflects the glamorous romance between Wallis Simpson and The Duke of Windsor. Evgeni’s Waltz, a piano piece from “W.E.,” became the basis of a new version of Madonna’s hit Like a Virgin, performed during her 2012 MDNA world tour. In addition, Abel has won three World Soundtrack Awards, as well as the 2013 International Film Music Critics Association Composer of the Year Award for his work on “Romeo & Juliet” and “Escape From Tomorrow.”
Abel also received numerous accolades for his work on Showtime's “Penny Dreadful.” In addition to his BAFTA win, he received his third Emmy nomination for his work on the show this year. The soundtrack albums for “Penny Dreadful” Seasons 2 & 3 (a double album), and “Nocturnal Animals” released at the end of 2016.
Born in Krakow, Poland, Korzeniowski studied classical composition under the world-renowned composer Krzysztof Penderecki. In 2006, he moved to Los Angeles. He currently resides in the Hollywood Hills.