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  • Experience the most awarded French film in history, complete with Ludovic Bource’s Oscar®-winning score performed by live orchestra

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  • The Artist, a 1920s-style silent film by Michel Hazanavicius (2012), won seven Baftas, three Golden Globes and five Oscars® including an award from each for Ludovic Bource’s original score. The complete screening accompanied by orchestra is a completely magical experience for concert-goers and film fans alike. Featuring complete synchronicity between the film and score, without any dialogue interruption, this is a film-in-concert experience like no other.

    The Artist Live in Concert has been acclaimed by audiences and orchestras across the world, performances include London Symphony Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Symphony Orchestra at Sydney Opera House, and performances at Luxembourg Philharmonie, KKL Lucerne and de Doelen, Rotterdam.

    Oscar®-winning composer Ludovic Bource performs as part of the production on piano and Ernst van Tiel, conductor of the original recording with Brussels Philharmonic and numerous live performances, brings his thorough knowledge of the film and score synchronisation.


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Intermusica represents The Artist Live in Concert in selected territories in Europe and Asia.

Ludovic Bource, Composer & Pianist

Oscar award-winning French composer Ludovic Bource is best known for his work in film composition. After studying at the National School of Music in Brittany and at CIM, the Parisian Jazz School, he began his career composing for commercials and short films, in addition to producing albums for French Pop, Hip-Hop and Electronic artists.

It was while composing for short films and commercials that Bource met the director Michel Hazanavicius who asked Bource to compose for the film “My Friends” (1999). Hazanavicius then asked for him to compose for his ensuing films “OSS 117: Cairo Nest of Spies” (2006) and its sequel “OSS 117: Lost in Rio” (2009). In the same year Bource worked in a new genre, composing music for the documentary “Here to Stay” (2009), directed by Pierre Barougier and Olivier Bourgeois. Bource’s collaboration with Hazanavicius continued on the film “The Artist” (2011). His score received international, critical acclaim, winning many awards including an Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA.

A gifted pianist, Bource now tours internationally performing the piano part in productions of “The Artist Live in Concert". Ludovic Bource was awarded the Chevalier a L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to culture in France and the Artist soundtrack of his music is a platinum selling CD (SONY Music). It is available now to buy or download from iTunes.

Ernst Van Tiel, Conductor

During and immediately after his time as a student at the Conservatory of Utrecht studying percussion and piano, Ernst van Tiel conducted various Dutch broadcasting orchestras, including the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metropole Orchestra. Building up a firm musical partnership with these orchestras he subsequently conducted on many of their classical and jazz music recordings.

After graduating, Van Tiel studied conducting with Gary Bertini, Franco Ferrara and Jean Fournet and he has conducted many of the leading Dutch Orchestras. Among them Van Tiel conducted the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, where he acted as assistant to Valery Gergiev in many productions such as Bruckner Symphony No. 6, 7 & 9, Schoenberg Pellias und Melisande, Bartók Bluebeard’s Castle, Debussy La Mer and Strauss Frau ohne Schatten.

After a very successful debut at the Kirov Opera in St Petersburg conducting productions of Donazetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor and Verdi’s Rigoletto, Ernst van Tiel was invited to conduct Strauss’ Elektra in 2008 and was subsequently asked to return in 2009, 2010 & 2011. As a result of this wonderful collaboration Ernst Van Tiel will reappear at the Mariinsky in several productions: Rigoletto, Elektra and Frau ohne Schatten.

Recently Ernst van Tiel led the Brussels Philharmonic and the Chorus of the Mariinsky Theatre on a highly acclaimed tour to Cité de la Musique in Paris, Antwerp and the Philharmonie in Luxembourg. Guest conductor of the Polish Baltic Philharmonic Orchestra since 2007, in 2012 Van Tiel was delighted to take up the post of Chief Conductor of the orchestra. Ernst Van Tiel conducted the Brussels Philharmonic’s recording of the original score for the film The Artist by Ludovic Bource. Winning five Oscars, seven BAFTAs, three Golden Globes and six César awards, with an award from each for Bource’s original composition, the film is now touring internationally with live orchestra accompaniment.

Van Tiel is the principal conductor for each guest orchestra and will shortly be touring Europe to conduct these ciné-concert performances.

More Information

Duration: 100’
Scoring is for either full orchestration (90 musicians) or reduced orchestration (73 musicians)
The Artist Live in Concert includes composer Ludovic Bource performing the piano/keyboard elements. Conductor Ernst van Tiel is also crucial to the performance and conducted the original soundtrack recording with the Brussels Philharmonic.

Composer: Ludovic Bource
Conductor: Ernst van Tiel
Executive Music Producer: Jérôme Lateur
Managing Director, La Petite Reine: Emmanuel Montamat
Film Director: Michel Hazanavicius
Film Producer: Thomas Langmann

"Hazanavicius called The Artist a “love letter to cinema”. The Artist Live In Concert is that letter sealed with a kiss."

The Brag, Sydney, January 2015

"Concert presentation gives the film a new lease of life, allowing us to fully appreciate how crucial the score is to The Artist’s success."

The Australian, January 2015

"Bource, Tiel and the orchestra sparkled with the glamour of the '20s"

BBC Music Magazine, January 2014

"With a vivacious score by Ludovic Bource, The Artist encapsulates everything we go to the movies for: action, laughs, tears and a chance to get lost in another world."

Rolling Stone Magazine, November 2011

Kate Caro
Senior Manager, Film & Multimedia in Performance
+44 20 7608 9932

Matthew Green
Coordinator, Film & Multimedia in Performance
+44 20 7608 9938

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