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December 8, 2018 | Alexandre Desplat, Harry Potter Concert

Young Audience Concert (from the age of 7) with the Orchestre National de France at la Maison de la radio (Paris) - 17:00
Composer of many film scores, including those of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King's Speech, The Shape of Water, Alexandre Desplat has been awarded by Academy Awards and Césars. He conducts and presents this concert.

Music from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Twilight, Valerian, etc.
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December 6, 2018 | Beyond the picture, Alexandre Desplat Concert

Concert with Orchestre National de France at the Maison de la radio (Paris) - Auditorium de Radio France - 20:00
Alexandre Desplat, awarded in 2018 with an Oscar for film music for The Shape of Water, is also the author of Valerian's score, which he recorded at Radio France with the Orchestre National de France. Here is the orchestra and the composer again gathered for a whole evening dedicated to a composer who also can be listened for himself, regardless of any image.

Works by Alexandre Desplat: Valérian, suite - New Work: Solo Flute Piece (world premiere) - Pelléas et Mélisande, Sinfonia Concertante for Flute and Orchestra - Suite from The King's Speech, Girl with a Pearl Earring, The Shape of Water, Birth, The Ghost Writer, Twilight, Harry Potter.
Emmanuel Pahud flute, Solrey artistic director, Orchestre National de France, Alexandre Desplat conductor
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July 15, 2018 | MISA 9th: Alexandre Desplat & SSO Concert

'Music in the Summer Air' - Shanghai Symphony Hall - 19:30
Alexandre Desplat will be leading the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, performing 11 selected pieces from his impressively long list of film scores, as well as a composition inspired by 'Pelleas et Melisande' from Belgian playwright Mæterlinck. The program is HERE
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Music in the Summer Air poster July, 15 2018

February 27, 2018 | ForbesInterview

Oscars 2018: Alexandre Desplat Talks Del Toro's The Shape of Water | by Simon Thompson

Alexandre Desplat is one of the most prolific composers working in Hollywood today and hebs just days away from a potential second Oscar win. His work on Guillermo del Torobs The Shape of Water, which has 13 Academy Award nominations and has taken $111.14 million at the worldwide box office so far, has already won Desplat, among other awards, a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The composer is hoping that hebll be adding an Academy Award for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) to the pile on March 4, 2018. I caught up with Desplat to talk about how hebs feeling in the final run-up to the Oscars, his relationship with del Toro, his first landmark payday and why his awards are as much about inspiration as they are about recognition.

February 22, 2018 | IFMCAAward

International Film Music Critics Association Award Winner 2017 : 'Composer Of The Year'

Composer Alexandre Desplat is named Composer of the Year, him having written at least four outstanding works spanning multiple genres in the past year. His work in 2017 included director Guillermo del Torobs critically acclaimed monster movie romance bThe Shape of Water,b director Luc Bessonbs epic space fantasy bValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,b director George Clooneybs satirical racial drama bbSuburbicon,b and the French-language comedy-drama bDbAprC(s Une Histoire Vraie,b directed by Roman Polanski. IFMCA member James Southall said that The Shape of Water was byet another from the top drawer of Desplat,b and went on to describe him as bone of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,b who has bmanaged to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at allb. IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a bsonic marvel of extremely intelligent renderingb and an bunparalleled execution of orchestral texturesb featuring bcomposition of demanding complexity.b Desplat received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for bThe Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonb. This marks the third time Desplat has been named Composer of the Year, following his previous wins in 2017 and 2014.

February 20, 2018 | DeadlineInterview

The Music Inside Guillermo del Torobs Monster: Alexandre Desplat On His Score For The Shape of Water: Crew Call Podcast | by Anthony D'Alessandro

Alexandre Desplat and Guillermo del Toro at Abbey Road Studios, London
Alexandre Desplat with Guillermo del Toro at The Shape of Water score session at Abbey Road in London. Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Composer Alexandre Desplat is named Composer of the Year, him having written at least four outstanding works spanning multiple genres in the past year. His work in 2017 included director Guillermo del Torobs critically acclaimed monster movie romance bThe Shape of Water,b director Luc Bessonbs epic space fantasy bValerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,b director George Clooneybs satirical racial drama bbSuburbicon,b and the French-language comedy-drama bDbAprC(s Une Histoire Vraie,b directed by Roman Polanski. IFMCA member James Southall said that The Shape of Water was byet another from the top drawer of Desplat,b and went on to describe him as bone of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,b who has bmanaged to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at allb. IFMCA member Christian Clemmensen called Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets a bsonic marvel of extremely intelligent renderingb and an bunparalleled execution of orchestral texturesb featuring bcomposition of demanding complexity.b Desplat received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for bThe Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonb. This marks the third time Desplat has been named Composer of the Year, following his previous wins in 2017 and 2014.

February 8, 2018 | International Film Music Critics AssociationAward

Nominations at International Film Music Critics Award (IFMCA) for 2017:
'Composer Of The Year', 'Film Score Of the Year' for The Shape of Water, and 'Best Original Score for a Fantasy/Science Fiction/Horror Film' for The Shape of Water and Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

56-year old Frenchman Alexandre Desplat is nominated for his work on two scores b director Guillermo Del Torobs critically acclaimed monster movie romance bThe Shape of Water,b and director Luc Bessonbs epic space fantasy bValerian and the City of a Thousand Planetsb b and is one of the five nominees for Composer of the Year. IFMCA member James Southall said that bThe Shape of Waterb was byet another from the top drawer of Desplat,b and went on to describe him as bone of the most consistently impressive film composers of the last couple of decades,b who has bmanaged to be so successful without having to water down his highly-distinctive musical voice at allb. Desplat previously received IFMCA Score of the Year honors in 2008 for bThe Curious Case of Benjamin Buttonb. His other major scores in 2017 include director George Clooneybs satirical racial drama bbSuburbicon,b and the French-language comedy-drama bDbAprC(s Une Histoire Vraie,b directed by Roman Polanski.