jean-olivier bégin

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Canadian composer Jean-Olivier Bégin discovered his passion for film scoring during a trip to Los Angeles as part of the Henry Mancini Summer Education Program at UCLA. He then moved to New York for 4 years to perfect in film music and complete a master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music.

With his first soundtrack, Operated by Invisible Hands, he won an Emmy Award in the Best Composition category at the 29th edition of the College TV Awards in Hollywood. He then wrote the music for a first documentary aired on PBS Frontline World.

Jean-Olivier is since established in Montreal to pursue his career as a composer. He wrote music for many projects broadcast on Radio-Canada, TVA, Discovery, Historia, Canal D, as well as part of RIDM, RVCQ , Hot Docs and Fantasia festivals.

On stage, he accompanied many artists, including Martha Wainwright, Radio Radio, Damien Robitaille, The Barr Brothers and The Planet Smashers . He also teaches film music at the University of Quebec at Montreal.

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