Steven Price was a British composer whose film work included contributions to high-profile film scores including the "Lord of the Rings" Trilogy (2001-2003) and "Batman Begins" (2005); he became better known as the Oscar-winner composer of the score to the blockbuster science fiction thriller "Gravity" (2013). Price was born on April 22, 1977 in Nottingham, England. As a child, Price displayed a great affinity for music, starting to play the guitar at age five; he eventually pursued a First Class degree in Music from Emmanuel College, Cambridge. Price quickly delved into working on film music, first under the tutelage of notable film music composer Trevor Jones. Price also worked alongside Academy Award-winning Canadian composer Howard Shore as music editor on two films of "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Two Towers" (2002) and "The Return of the King" (2003). After working as music editor on Christopher Nolan's first film about the Caped Crusader, "Batman Begins," Price composed his first film score, for the cheeky British monster movie "Attack the Block" (2011). Two years later, audiences heard Price's music set the tone for Alfonso Cuarón's "Gravity." Both the film and Price's score received numerous accolades. During the following year's award season, Price was nominated for a Golden Globe and received the Critics' Choice Award, BAFTA Award, and the Academy Award for his musical work on "Gravity."