Born in 1979, Gilles Alonzo attended piano classes at Marseille’s Regional Conservatory and Lyon’s CNSMD. By entering the Film Music Class he affirms his desire to work for motion pictures.
During that period Gilles Alonzo composed original music for several famous silent films like The cabinet of Doctor Caligari, before composing for a dozen documentary films. In 2008 he composed the score of Les Miettes directed by Pierre Pinaud (Best Original Soundtrack Award at the Short Film Festival of Clermont-Ferrand 2008 and Grand Prix at the Aubagne Films Festival 2008, and the film itself won the Cesar’s Best Short Film Award)
In 2013, he composed the music of the short Shadow directed by Lorenzo Recio, awarded at the 2014 Clermont-Ferrand’s international tv film festival as well as the 2014 Cannes’s film festival (Unifrance award).
Gilles Alonzo has composed several acclaimed scores for documentaries, and collaborated with Nguyen Trong Bhin for Bertrand Tavernier, cinéaste de toutes les batailles (2010), Christel Chabert for Paul Ricard (Portraits) and with Clara Villermoz for Le Sexe de mon identité (2012).
More recently he signed several original scores for tv documentaries such as The Venice’s Ghetto, directed by Emmanuela Meschini Giordano, La Séquestrée de Poitiers directed by Christel Chabert, The Albert Göring’s Case and Jesse Owens –Luz Long, two documentaries directed by Véronique Lhorme.
Since March 2012, alongside his composer carrer Gilles Alonzo is in charge of the Film Music Composition class at the Lyon National Academy of Music (CNSMD).