Philippe Rombi

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Philippe RombiPhilippe ROMBI was born on April 3rd, 1968 in Pau (France).

He made the first part of his musical studies in the Conservatoire National de Région of Marseille, in particular with Pierre BARBIZET for the piano and with Pol MULE for the conducting, and obtained a First Prize of conducting, a Golden Medal in piano and in chamber music, as well as Grand Prix of the City of Marseille.

It is by discovering the compositions of John William for "Star Wars" and "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" that Philippe ROMBI decides to complete his studies and to specialize in soundtrack writing.

Having thought of UCLA (Los Angeles) he opts for the Ecole Supérieure de Musique of Paris, in the class of Antoine DUHAMEL, and obtain in two years a Diplôme Superieur de Composition.

The first works of Philippe ROMBI for the image were for short films of the pupils of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l'Image et du Son (Fémis), in particular Isabelle BROUé.

It is so there that he met François OZON for whom he composed then his first movie : "Les Amants Criminels" (1999). Then it was "Sous le Sable" (2000), "Swimming Pool" (2003), "5x2" (2004) and "Angel" (2007).

Philippe ROMBI also wrote, among others, the musics for "Oui, Mais..." by Yves LAVANDIER (2001) and two Christian CARION's movies : "Une Hirondelle a fait le Printemps" (2001), his first success with the public then "Joyeux Noël" - aka "Merry Christmas" - (2005), for which he was nominated for Césars 2005.

Besides the fact of being a composer and an orchestrator, Philippe ROMBI is also a pianist and a conductor.