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Alexandre Desplat

key, fl, p, *1961 FR, Paris
Musician / Composer of Soundtrack
A.k.a. Alexandre Michel Gérard Desplat

Alexandre Desplat (born 23 August 1961 in Paris, France) is a French film composer. At the age of five, Desplat began playing piano and also became proficient on trumpet and flute. He studied with Claude Ballif, Iannis Xenakis in France and Jack Hayes in the USA. He was also influenced by South American and African artists and teachers, among whom were Carlinhos Brown and Ray Lema. Desplat has extensively composed for films, first in France and later in Hollywood, including scores and incidental music for some 100 films. He has also composed individual songs that have been sung in films. His most known works include the scores to "The Painted Veil", "The Queen", "The Beat That My Heart Skipped" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button". In addition, he has written music for the theater, including pieces performed at the Comédie Française. In addition to his composing and performing, Desplat has also given Master Classes at La Sorbonne in Paris and at London's Royal College of Music.

  • Keyboards
  • Flute
  • Piano
  • Percussion
  • Soundtrack
  • Classical
  • Pop
  • Jazz
Popular Tracks   
Lily's Theme on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 by Alexandre Desplat
The Imitation Game on The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close on Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Alexandre Desplat & Jean-Yves Thibaudet
Mr. Fox in the Fields on Fantastic Mr. Fox by Various Artists
Statues on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 by Alexandre Desplat
Laurie and Jo on the Hill on Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
Courtyard Apocalypse on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 by Alexandre Desplat
Alan Turing's Legacy on The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat
A New Beginning on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2 by Alexandre Desplat
New Moon (The Meadow) on The Twilight Saga: New Moon by Various Artists

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Title Artist Year Type
Isle Of Dogs (Original Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2018Album
Isle of Dogs EPAlexandre Desplat2018Album
Operation FinaleAlexandre Desplat2018Album
The Sisters Brothers (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2018Album
Valerian And The City Of A Thousand PlanetsAlexandre Desplat2017Album
The Shape Of Water (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2017Album
SuburbiconAlexandre Desplat2017Album
The Light Between OceansAlexandre Desplat2016Album
L'OdysseeAlexandre Desplat2016Album
The Secret Life Of Pets (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2016Album
Florence Foster Jenkins (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2016Album
The Danish Girl (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2016Album
American PastoralAlexandre Desplat2016Album
Suffragette (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2015Album
Every Thing Will Be FineAlexandre Desplat2015Album
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Album
Unbroken (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Album
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Original Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Compil.
The Monuments Men (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Album
Godzilla (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Album
The Imitation Game (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2014Album
PhilomenaAlexandre Desplat2013Album
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2012Album
Rise Of The Guardians: Music From The Motion PictureAlexandre Desplat2012Album
Zero Dark Thirty: Original SoundtrackAlexandre Desplat2012Album
Argo (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2012Album
De Rouille Et D'osAlexandre Desplat2012Album
ClocloAlexandre Desplat2012Album
RealityAlexandre Desplat2012Album
Largo Winch IIAlexandre Desplat2011Album
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2Alexandre Desplat2011Album
The Ides of MarchAlexandre Desplat2011Album
La Fille Du PuisatierAlexandre Desplat2011Album
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2011Album
Music From The Twilight Saga For Chamber OrchestraCarter Burwell, Alexandre Desplat And Howard Shore / The Redfeld Ensemble Featuring Kristi Holden2011Album
The Tree Of LifeAlexandre Desplat2011Album
My Week With Marilyn - Music From The Motion PictureAlexandre Desplat, Conrad Pope2011Album
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1Alexandre Desplat2010Album
Tamara Drewe (Original Soundtrack Recording)Alexandre Desplat2010Album
The Ghost WriterAlexandre Desplat2010Album
The Ghost WriterAlexandre Desplat2010Album
The Upside of Anger (Original Score)Alexandre Desplat2010Album
The Special RelationshipAlexandre Desplat2010Album
The King's SpeechAlexandre Desplat2010Album
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2010Album
Coco Avant ChanelAlexandre Desplat2009Album
L'Armée Du CrimeAlexandre Desplat2009Album
Chéri (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2009Album
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (The Score)Alexandre Desplat2009Album
Julie & Julia (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2009Album
Fantastic Mr. FoxAlexandre Desplat2009Album
Afterwards (Music By)Alexandre Desplat2009Album
Largo Winch (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2008Album
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (Music From The Motion Picture)Alexandre Desplat2008Album
L'Ennemi Intime (Musique Originale)Alexandre Desplat2007Album
Lust, Caution (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2007Album
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]Alexandre Desplat And Aaron Zigman2007Album
The Golden Compass (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2007Album
The QueenAlexandre Desplat, The London Symphony Orchestra2006Album
L'Homme De Rio / Les Tribulations D'Un Chinois En ChineGeorges Delerue, Alexandre Desplat2006Compil.
Jacques AudiardAlexandre Desplat2006Compil.
Firewall (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2006Album
The Painted Veil - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackAlexandre Desplat / Lang Lang2006Album
Syriana (Music From The Motion Picture)Alexandre Desplat2005Album
HostageAlexandre Desplat2005Album
L'enquête CorseAlexandre Desplat2004Album
Girl With A Pearl Earring (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2004Album
Les Corps ImpatientsAlexandre Desplat2004Album
BirthAlexandre Desplat2004Album
Four Extraordinary Films / Four Extraordinary ScoresAlexandre Desplat, Aaron Zigman, Alejandro Amenábar, Andrew Dickson2004Album
InquiétudesAlexandre Desplat2003Album
Rire Et Chatiment (Bande Originale Du Film)Alexandre Desplat2003Album
Nid De GuêpesAlexandre Desplat2002Album
Les Portes De La Gloire (Original Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2001Album
Reines D'un Jour (Bande Originale Du Film)Alexandre Desplat2001Album
AmazoneAlexandre Desplat2000Album
The Luzhin Defence (Original Film Soundtrack)Alexandre Desplat2000Album
Le Château Des SingesAlexandre Desplat1999Single
Le Château Des SingesAlexandre Desplat1999Album
Toni (Bande Originale Du Film)Alexandre Desplat1998Album
1 Chance Sur 2Carole Fredericks / Alexandre Desplat1998Single
Restons groupésAlexandre Desplat1998Album
1 Chance Sur 2Alexandre Desplat1998Album
La Femme Du CosmonauteAlexandre Desplat1997Album
Sous Les Pieds Des Femmes (Bande Originale Du Film)Alexandre Desplat1997Album
Musique Inspirée du Film Les Péchés MortelsAlexandre Desplat1996Album
Un Héros Trés DiscretAlexandre Desplat1996Album
Les Milles - Le Train De La Liberte (Musique Originale De)Alexandre Desplat1995Album
Marie-Louise Ou La PermissionAlexandre Desplat1995Album
Marie-Louise Ou La Permission - Extraits!Alexandre Desplat1995Album
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber (Bande Originale Du Film)Alexandre Desplat1994Album
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