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Born in 1979, Gilles Alonzo began composing his first pieces at the age of 11. His passion for composition grew and he soon developed a style that was highly influenced by the romantic repertoire. This allowed him to take advantage of the instrument that he greatly enjoyed playing and writing for: the piano.
Alongside his career as a pianist, Gilles Alonzo composed the original music for the famous silent film THE CABINET OF DOCTOR CALIGARI directed by Robert Wiene, the short-films L'ÉMIGRANT and LA CURE by Charles Chaplin, before moving into conventional cinema. He went on to compose music for a dozen documentary films, then the score of LES MIETTES directed by Pierre Pinaud. This score was awarded "Best Original Soundtrack Award" at the Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2008, and the film itself won the Best Short Film Award (César), the Critic Award at Cannes 2009 and the Best Sound Creation Award at the International Festival of Aubagne 2009.
He has composed various noticed scores for documentaries, and collaborated with Caroline Puig for NOS AMIS LES HOMMES (2009), Nguyen Trong Bhin for BERTRAND TAVERNIER, CINÉASTE DE TOUTES LES BATAILLES (2010), along with the music of PAUL RICARD (Portraits) directed by Christel Chabert, and with Clara Villermoz for QUI DE NOUS DEUX (2012).
Since March 2012, Gilles Alonzo is also in charge of Patrick Millet's class in screen music composition, at the Lyon National Academy of Music. In 2013, Gilles won the BEST YOUNG COMPOSER AWARD at the World Soundtrack Award in Gent.
Lastly, Gilles has been composing music for several documentaries, as THE ALBERT GÖRING CASE directed by Véronique Lhorme , ONCE UPON A TIME, IN MARSEILLE'S NORTH DISTRICT directed by Marie Milesi as well as VENICE'S GHETTO : A 500 YEARS OLD HISTORY directed by Emmanuela Meschini Giordano.