François Dompierre

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François Dompierre C.M. (born July 1, 1943 in Ottawa, Ontario) is a Canadian musician and composer, best known as a composer of film scores.[1]

After studying music at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, Dompierre first became prominent as a performer of jazz-inspired chansonnier pop.[1] He soon abandoned this to pursue classical composition and conducting,[1] working with orchestras such as the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.[1]

As a film score composer, he is a two-time Genie Award winner for Best Original Score, winning at the 6th Genie Awards for Mario and at the 7th Genie Awards for The Alley Cat, and a two-time winner for Best Original Song, winning at the 18th Genie Awards as cowriter with Luc Plamondon of "L'Homme idéal" and at the 21st Genie Awards for "Fortuna".

Other films for which he has composed scores have included The Decline of the American Empire, Jesus of Montreal, The Tin Flute and The Passion of Augustine.

In 2008, Dompierre was the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Francophone SOCAN Awards held in Montreal.[2] He was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada in 2014.[3]

In 2015, the Prix Jutra announced that Dompierre will be given a lifetime achievement award at the 2016 awards.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d François Dompierre at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
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  3. ^ "Order of Canada: François Dompierre". The Governor General of Canada. Retrieved 18 March 2017.
  4. ^ "C'est François Dompierre qui recevra le Jutra-Hommage en 2016". Canadian Press, December 9, 2015.

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