Pascal Le Pennec
Pascal Le Pennec studied at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris, where he obtained the Superior Diplomas in harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, classical accordion and chamber music.
Pascal then set up two classical-accordion duets: one with Guy Ferla, with whom he was winner of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the Cziffra Foundation, and one with Philippe Borecek.
In November 2012, Pascal won the SACEM Prize for Best Original Movie Score at the International Film Festival in Tübingen/Stuttgart (Germany) for the soundtrack of Le Tableau (The Painting), an animation feature film by Jean-François Laguionie, and in 2013, the CNC Prize (Centre National du Cinéma) for the music of Les Souvenirs, an animation short film by Renaud Martin. He was nominated for the Prix France Musique - Sacem de la musique de film 2017 for his work in Louise en hiver (Louise by the shore).
▪ As a composer, arranger and/or instrumentalist, he has worked extensively for the theatre: at first, he worked with artists such as Pierre Romans (at the Amandiers theatre in Nanterre, dir. Patrice Chéreau), Michèle Guigon, Pierre Santini and, finally, for five years (2003-2008), with Jérôme Deschamps and Macha Makeïeff.
Simultaneously, in the field of the "chanson française", he worked as an accompanist to a range of artists, including Régine, Allain Leprest, Romain Didier, Philippe Meyer, and Hélène Delavault.
▪ Pascal has been composing music for the cinema since 2005
- Cache-Cache (2005), a feature-length movie by Yves Caumon, was featured at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (2005 Cannes Film Festival);
- Le Soleil des Ternes (2009), a short film by Eric Bu, won the France 2 Award as part of the Short Film Corner at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival;
- La Fille de sa Mère (2010), a short film by Eric Bu, was co-produced and broadcast by French TV France 2;
- Nathan (2010), a short film by Eric Bu, was broadcast by France 2;
- Le Tableau (2011), an animation feature film by Jean-François Laguionie, was nominated for the Césars Awards in 2012 and has received several international awards:
- Les Souvenirs (2012), an animation short film by Renaud Martin, was awarded a prize by Portuguese TV company RTP2 at the CINENIMA International Film Festival of Espinho in 2012;
- Le Rêveur éveillé (2015), a documentary film by Jean-Paul Mathelier, was broadcast by Ciné+ (Canal Group)
- Louise en hiver (2016), an animation feature film by Jean-François Laguionie (movie release in France november 2016), has received several international awards: Grand Prize for the best animation feature at the Ottawa International Animation Festival, Spécial Prize at the Lisbon Animated Film Festival ("Monstra"), Special Mention Animafest Zagreb 2017...
- Le Plaisir du désordre (movie release in France 2017), a documentary feature film by Christian Rouaud, was broadcast by Belgian TV RTBF in august 2016;
- Bayala (movie release to come in 2019), an animation feature film by Aina Järvine and Federico Milella;
- The Pharaoh, the Savage and the Princess (movie release in 2022), an animation feature by Michel Ocelot;
- Slocum, an animation feature film by Jean-François Laguionie (in progress).
La Fille de sa mère
Le Soleil des Ternes