Biography

Pablo Pico is a film music composer and a multi-instrumentalist musician (percussion, drums, clarinet, saxophone, piano). 

Praised for his playful and emotionally-charged scores, he composes in a hybrid style, from orchestral to pop, with a keen sense of rhythm and colours, and a love for world music.

On big screen, he is been known for the movies ADAMA (2015) by Simon Rouby – nominated at César and rewarded at Annecy Festival – ,  SAVING SALLY by Avid Liongoren – best music Award at Metro Manila Film Festival 2016 (Philippines) – , A MAN IS DEAD by Olivier Cossu – European Animation Award for best music in 2018 – , the live-action movie JEUNESSE SAUVAGE by Frédéric Carpentier and more recently, MARONA'S FANTASTIC TALE by Anca Damian, rewarded at Annecy Festival and for which Pablo Pico has been nominated at the Prix Lumières in 2020. 

In the audiovisual industry, Pablo Pico works mostly for documentaries and animated series. His collaboration with the director Virginie Linhart leads him to score HEMINGWAY, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL and LA SAGA DU RAIL for which he has been nominated at the Mark Awards in 2020 (USA) in best orchestral music category. For Cécile Maistre-Chabrol, he scores the film about the famous French New Wave's director Claude Chabrol (CHABROL, THE MAVERICK - Arte TV). He has also scored the multi-awarded VR movie THE REAL THING by Benoit Felici & Mathias Chelebourg.

For the TV series, Pablo Pico is one of the composers of the youth collection EN SORTANT DE L’ECOLE (France Television) since 2014, of the Emmy "Kids" Awards winning production THE TREEHOUSE STORIES (Canal +) and of CHIEN POURRI (France Television). 

After debut as a music composer for the animated films from Gobelins in 2007, he scored his first professional short films with ABUELA GRILLO by Denis Chapon and DRIPPED by Léo Verrier in 2010. He continued working on many short films including live-action TENNIS ELBOW by Vital Philippot or BAL DE FAMILLE by Stella Di Tocco and has scored more than 50 short films until now. More recently, he scored the 2 Oscars short-listed animated short films STEP INTO THE RIVER by Weijia Ma and MUM IS POURING RAIN by Hugo De Faucompret which is also nominated at the Annie Awards 2022. 

Pablo Pico started his career as a classically trained professional percussionist. He recorded with the pianist Alexandre Tharaud, performed under the direction of François-Xavier Roth and accompanied on stage the singers Gérald Genty or Sophie Maurin.

It is in 2012, at the Berlinale Talents Campus and after his meeting with Ryūichi Sakamoto that he decided to fully devote himself to film music composition. 

During his composer's carreer, Pablo Pico had the chance to collaborate and share his passion for music and films with renowned artists like Oxmo Puccino, Arthur H, Isabel Sörling, Luzmila Carpio or James Copley.