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Laurent Couson
 
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Country: France
 

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Laurent Couson has a solid experience as a composer, arranger, writer, pianist and musical director. After winning major awards at the Conservatoire of Music and Musicology Faculty of Tours (Central France), then at the National Conservatoire of Paris, he worked extensively as a composer for Radio France, including collaborations with Jean Claude Casadesus, Laurent Petitgirard, Michel Piquemal, Claire Marie Leguay, Herve Joulain and Katya Grineva. His compositions were performed at Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Théâtre de la Ville and Carnegie Hall. 

In the following years, Laurent worked as a pianist and arranger for numerous prominent French musicians in jazz and popular music. He performed or recorded together with Quincy Jones, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Didier Lockwood, André Ceccarelli, Régine, Khalil Chahine, Michel Fugain, Marc Lavoine, Marianne James, Arielle Dombasle, Stéphane Belmondo, Pierrick Pedron, Vincent Artaud, Sylvain Beuf, Caroline Casadesus, Diego Imbert, Jean Marie Ecay, Eric Legnini and many other outstanding musicians. 

As a band conductor, he directed the opera orchestras of Paris, Montpellier, Dresde, Avignon, Toulon, Rouen, Massy and Cannes. 
He was elected Chairmain of the Wood Intrsuments Ensemble of Paris, and taught history of music and orchestration at the CMDL (Didier Lockwood"s Music Center). 
He signed the music of a number of advertising spots and major motion pictures, including the scores written for Claude Lelouch"s trilogy "Le genre humain" (The Human Gender) and standalone drama "Ces Amours Là" as well as Nae Carenfil"s "The Rest Is Silence". 
With a solid background behind him, he became specialized in Musical Theater, for which he wrote and directed a number of scores, including his most successful show "Anges et Démons" (Angels and Demons) that received an ovation from the critics. 
With years, Laurent has revealed a parallel talent as a drama writer, which stands out remarkably in his shows "Romeos and Juliettes" and "Monsieur Luxure", both highly acclaimed by the press. 
He has been also noticed as a prominent cinema actor, including the lead role in Claude Lelouch"s latest motion picture "Ces Amours là".

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Closer to the Moon (2013)
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The Rest Is Silence (2007)
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