Lalo Schifrin Biography (1932-)



Born June 21, 1932, in Buenos Aires, Argentina; son of Luis (a violinist andconductor) Schifrin; married; wife's name, Donna; children: three. Education: Studied music in Argentina with Juan Carlos Paz and at the ParisConservatory with Olivier Messiaen, graduating in 1956. Addresses: Agent-- Pero & Kaplan, 801 South Flower St., 5th Floor, Los Angeles,CA 90017-4625. Publicist-- Peter Levinson Communications, 23854 MalibuCrest Dr., Malibu, CA 90265-4821. Career: Composer and conductor. Formed a jazz group early in career; International Jazz Festival, Paris, Argentinean representative, 1955; arranger for Xavier Cugat's orchestra; pianistand composer for Dizzy Gillespie's band, 1960-62. Aleph Records, founder, 1998. Guest conductor with philharmonic symphonies, including those in LosAngeles, Israel, Buenos Aires, and Mexico, the Indianapolis and Atlanta symphonies, and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. University of California, Los Angeles, teacher of music composition, 1970-71. Young Musicians Foundation, president and musical director, 1983; Los Angeles Latin Jazz Institute and Festival, music director, 1999. Cultural affairs adviser to the president of Argentina, 1998. Awards, Honors: Academy Award nomination, best music, original music score, 1968, for Cool Hand Luke; Grammy Award, best original score written for a motion picture or television show, 1968, for Mission: Impossible; Academy Award nomination, best music, original score for amotion picture (not a musical), 1969, for The Fox; Academy Award nomination, best music, original score, and Golden Globe award nomination, best original score for a motion picture, both 1977, for Voyage of the Damned; Academy Award nomination, best music, original score, and Golden Globe nomination, best original score for a motion picture, both 1980, for The Amityville Horror; Golden Globe Award nomination, best original score for a motion picture, 1980, for The Competition; Academy Award nomination (with Wilbur Jennings), best music, song, 1980, for "People Alone" from The Competition; Academy Award nomination, best music, original song score andits adaptation or best adaptation score, 1984, for The Sting II; Lifetime Achievement Award, Broadcast Music, Inc., 1988; honorary Ph.D. from RISD, 1989; has received 17 Grammy Award nominations, including a nomination forbest instrumental composition written for a motion picture or for television,1998, for Rush Hour; Distinguished Artist Award, Los Angeles Music Center, 1998; Lifetime Achievement Award, Imagen Foundation, 1999; Walk of FameAward, Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, government of France; award for contributions to world understanding through music, government of Israel. Addresses: Agent: Pero &Kaplan, 801 South Flower St., 5th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90017-4625.; Publicist: Peter Levinson Communications, 23854 Malibu Crest Dr., Malibu, CA 90265-4821.

Nationality
Argentine
Gender
Male
Occupation
Composer, conductor
Birth Details
June 21, 1932
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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