I am a chameleon composer: I like to pick up any style of music and make it my own. I can compose classical, jazz, funk, rock, western, reggae, salsa and samba amongst other styles of music with equal enthusiasm, as you can hear throughout this website. I compose music for TV, movies and videogames, and also just for the sake of it.

I speak Spanish, Portuguese, English and French fluently.

Born in 1974 and trained in several music schools near Paris, I have been playing and composing music since the age of 9. I have studied classical and jazz piano, and learnt classical guitar alongside followers of the great guitar master Alberto Ponce, including Roland Dyens. In 1991, I unanimously won the first prize of the 1st grade in classical guitar interpretation at the International Competition of Ile-de-France (Paris region). I also play the electric, electroacoustic and bass guitars, and am familiar with playing drums.

 

In 1986, I founded a band, where we played original compositions, reprises of the most popular rock bands of the 80' (U2, The Police, The Cure, etc...) as well as jazz standards, especially from Thelonious “Sphere” Monk. It was a fantastic experience for two principal reasons. First and foremost because I began to develop my craft as a composer, both on my own in "stand alone mode" and also in collaboration with other musicians. Secondly, because I became familiar with new instruments including the electric and bass guitars, the drums and finally using my singing voice as part of a band!

 

I sang in several chamber choirs as a tenor, including three years under the direction of Jean-Yves Altenburger, a disciple of the Rumanian director Sergiu Celibidache.

 

Fascinated by jazz and as an enthusiast voice imitator of the trombone and the trumpet, I also sang as a voice leader in jazz sessions in Paris, San Salvador, Brazil and at the Cave 54 club in Heidelberg, Germany, where, as a jazz vocalist, I learnt to sing, scat and improvise among outstanding musicians from Mannheim and Darmstadt Musikhochschulen, as well as from Australia and the United States.

 

Today, I compose music for TV, movies and videogames. I created the original score and directed the sound design of a film made in El Salvador by the rock singer Pamela Robin, called “Al séptimo día” (On the Seventh Day). I also composed the original soundtrack of Salvatore Petrosino's movie, Crossroads. Both these music scores included classical craft and inspiration. Later on, I made the sound design and wrote the scores for video games such as Waco and Donut Story. Recently, I have written the score for some French TV programs such as Complément d'Enquête and Dimanche+.

 

Whilst my priority lies with music set to still or moving images, I continue with my music-for-itself projects, arrangements of music hits, a collection of jazz standards for bass and voice only, a guitar concerto, and some new salsas with mad orchestras! In addition, despite being far away from my usual activity as a composer, which is very much thought through and reworked over and over, I shall always enjoy the moment of improvisation which arises through fortuitous meetings with good and generous musicians, just like on that day while I was wandering with friends in the streets of Lisbon...