Philippe Rombi


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Philippe Rombi was born on April 3rd, 1968 in Pau (France).

He made the first part of his musical studies in the Conservatoire National de Région of Marseille, in particular with Pierre Barbizet for piano and with Pol Mule for the conducting, and obtained a First Prize of conducting, a Golden Medal in piano and chamber music, as well as Grand Prix of the City of Marseille. It is by discovering the compositions of John Williams for Star Wars and Close Encounters of the third kind that Philippe Rombi decides to complete his studies and specialize in soundtrack writing. Having thought of UCLA (Los Angeles) he opts for the Ecole Supérieure de Musique of Paris, in the class of Antoine Duhamel,  and  obtain  in  two  years a  Diplome  Superieur  de Composition.

The first works of Philippe Rombi for the film industry were short films of pupil of the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Métiers de i’image et the Son (Fémis), in particular Isabelle Broué. Is is also there that he met François Ozon for whom he composed then his first movie Les Amants Criminels (1999). Then it was Sous le Sable (2000), Swimming Pool (2003), 5x2 (2005) and Angel (2007). Philippe Rombi also wrote, among others, the original scores for Oui, Mais…, by Yves Lavandier (2001) and two Christian Carion’s movies: Une Hirondelle a fait le Printemps (2001) followed by his first international success with Joyeux Noel (2005), for which he was nominated for Césars 2005.

Besides the fact of being a composer and orchestrator, Philippe Rombi is also a pianist and a conductor.




Joyeux Noel - Nominated for César
Angel - Nominated by International Film Music Critics Association



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