Alexandre Desplat

The Odeon of Herodes Atticus hosts the concert of Alexandre Desplat on Saturday, July 1, 2023, as part of the Athens and Epidaurus Festival.

With two Academy Awards, three César Awards, three BAFTAs, two Golden Globes, two Grammy Awards and dozens of nominations to his name so far, his work enjoys impressive official recognition. Alexandre Desplat, one of the most acclaimed contemporary film composers, was born in Paris in 1961 to a French father and a Greek mother. He turned to music from a very young age. From the late 1990s onwards, his name has been linked with soundtracks of hugely successful American and European films (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Shape of Water, The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The King’s Speech, The Imitation Game, to name but a few). The world-renowned composer will conduct the ERT National Symphony Orchestra in a concert highlighting some of his greatest film compositions.

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