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Biography

Pablo Pico is an award winning musician and composer for Cinema an TV.

Over his career he has composed for no fewer than 100 short films,

animations, feature films and documentaries and has received a number

of industry awards for his work. 

Today, fully dedicated to scoring for cinema and TV, Pablo Pico started

out as a musician, both performing on stage and in the studio. 

He brings a vast musical background to his work.

A classical percussionist, drummer, pianist and woodwind player,

Pablo Pico has performed with and produced musical arrangements for

singers Gérald Genty, Sophie Maurin and Smoking Smoking

He plays baroque music with French conductor François-Xavier Roth and

has recorded with pianist Alexandre Tharaud. His study of traditional music from Turkey, Balkans and Latin America, has led him to perform with various bands featuring these musical influences. 

Pablo Pico is a student of Patrice Mestral and studied music composition at the École Normale de Paris in 2007.

In 2008 he started composing for a series of animated films produced by Gobelins l’École de l’Image. In 2011, his score for the short film DRIPPED directed by Léo Verrier, won awards at international film festivals such as Soundtrack Cologne and Anima Mundi.

In 2012, he attended the Berlinale Talent Campus, meeting the great Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto.

In 2015, he composed the music of the feature animated film ADAMA, directed by Simon Rouby. The film, rewarded at the Annecy International Film Festival and nominated for the César and gave Pablo Pico the opportunity to compose a hybrid score, mixing orchestra and West-African tones. The score also featured the French poet and rapper Oxmo Puccino

Alongside cinema he has composed for many French TV documentaries including CHABROL, THE MAVERICK by Cécile Maistre-Chabrol, THE SOLIDARITY CHALLENGE by Anne Richard and Caroline Darroquy and THE REAL THING by Benoit Felici and Matthias Chelebourg

Pablo Pico frequently collaborates with composer and sound designer Yan Volsy, forming the duet called YeP*. Together they have composed for the animated short films collections EN SORTANT DE L’ÉCOLE and for the Emmy « Kids » Award winning production THE TREEHOUSE STORIES, directed by Célia Rivière

In 2018, their work for TV feature-animated film A MAN IS DEAD, directed by Olivier Cossu and produced by Les Armateurs, received an Émile Award (European Animation Award) in the category of Best Music in a TV Broadcast Production. 

In 2018, Pablo Pico has composed the music of the feature films UNE JEUNESSE SAUVAGE by Frédéric Carpentier and MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE by Anca Damian, an animated feature selected at the Annecy International Film Festival.