Workshop of Music composition for image 2016
Born in 1979, Gilles Alonzo studied piano at the CRR of Marseille and took Roger Muraro’s class at the CNSMD of Lyon, where he earned his first prize in 2003. Falling in love with composition at an early age, he is only 11 when he writes his first sheet music. The piano naturally becomes his muse, and with it a shift towards orchestral writing takes place. The Music for Image class led by Patrick Millet at the CNSMD of Lyon helps to assert his musical persona and anchor his decision to work in film.
In addition to his career as a pianist, Gilles Alonzo works on a music score for the infamous silent film Le Cabinet du Dr Caligari, by Robert Wiene, he writes the music for the short films L’emigrant, Le Policeman, and Charlot fait une cure by Charles Chaplin. He then transitions into broadcasting, where he creates music for over a dozen documentaries, as well as for the short film Les Miettes by Pierre Pinaud, wich took home a Cesar for Best Short Film 2009 and a Critic’s Prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. The composer is also awarded the Prize for Best Original Film Score at the Short Film Festival of Clermont Ferrand in 2008 and the Grand Prize at the Aubagne Film Festival that same year.
Gilles Alonzo’s most recent compositions were soundtracks for hit films. He worked with Nguyen Trong Bhin on Bertrand Tavenier, cinéaste de toutes les batailles (2010), Christel Chabert on Paul Ricard, Portraits (2010), Clara Vuillermox on Le sexe de mon Indentité (2012), as well as the Lorenzo Recio short film Shadow (2013), which won the Télérama Prize at the Clermont Ferrand Festival, and the Unifrance Prize at the Cannes Festival (2014).
In 2014, he pens the scores of several documentaries including: Le dossier albert göring by Virginie Lhorme, Le ghetto de venise by Emmanuela Meschini Giordano, and Il était une fois, dans les quartiers nord de marseille by Marie Milesi.
With representation by the Marie Sabbah Agency, he currently holds a teaching position for the Music for Film Class at the CNSMD of Lyon since March 2012.