Alexandre Desplat

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Birth Name: Alexandre Desplat
Born: 08/23/1961
Birth Place: Paris, FR

Born Aug. 23, 1961 in Paris, France, Alexandre Michel GĂ©rard Desplat was the son of a Greek mother and French father who met while attending the University of California, Berkeley in the United States. Raised in France, the multilingual Desplat started playing piano at age five, and went on to master the trumpet and the flute. Movies joined music as the great passions of his life, as the classically-trained youth found himself inexorably drawn to American jazz and Hollywood movie scores. He studied music theory with Claude Ballif at the Paris Conservatory, enjoyed private tutoring from Ianis Xenakis, and visited Los Angeles to study with Jack Hayes, the arranger for Henry Mancini and Leonar... Continue Bio >>

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