Bruno Fontaine is a complete artist who defies classification.
Born in Epinal he began piano studies at the age of four and joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM) at the age of 11 by special dispensation. There he studied with Pierre Sancan and Jean Hubeau among others. He left at the age of 15 with five first prizes.
He plays regularly with l’Orchestre National d’Île de France, l’Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, l’Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, l’Orchestre de Cannes and l’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He directed the London Symphony Orchestra for a recording with guitarist John Williams.
In Los Angeles he met and worked with Don Costa, who was Frank Sinatra's musical arranger. He made symphonic arrangements for Barbara Hendricks, Les Rita Mitsouko, Paolo Conte, Abd Al Malik, Emilie Simon and Jacques Higelin who he directed in concert.
Responsible for the musical direction of shows with Ute Lemper, Lambert Wilson and Julia Migenes for a number of years, Bruno Fontaine was nominated for the Césars and Victoires de la Musique for the soundtrack of Alain Resnais' film « On connaît la chanson ».
He received the Grand Prix Sacem 2013 for music in pictures.