Daria Novo (b. 1986) is a Russian composer, arranger and orchestrator working mainly in scoring for films and animation, as well as music for theater. Her original arrangements for a cappella choir have a special place in her work.
Novo earned her master’s degree in choral conducting from the Saint Petersburg State Conservatory named after N. A. Rimsky-Korsakov in 2010. While studying at the Conservatory, she worked as a singer and arranger for the Saint-Petersburg Concert Choir conducted by Vladimir Begletsov, where she composed her first program of arrangements entitled “Forbidden Songs” (2008). Since 2013 Novo has held the position of orchestrator in residence for the St. Petersburg Theater of Musical Comedy.
Novo has worked as an orchestrator alongside many famous russian film composers such as Ivan Burlyaev (Prizrak, Attraction), Maksim Koshevarov (“Young Guard”), Dmitry Noskov ("Quackerz"), Michail Chertischev (“Barboskiny”, “Luntik”).
Daria Novo is the laureate of the Youth prize of St. Petersburg in the field of Art (2013).
In 2017 she graduated from a Professional Study Diploma in Technology and Applied Composition at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2018 Novo was commissioned to write music for highly anticipated world premiere of SF Ballet’s Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov.
Currently working at San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a recording engineer and music composition teacher.