In 1990, brothers Evgueni and Sacha Galperine relocated to France, from their native Russia,
to complete the classical music training they’d begun in Moscow.
Soon after arriving in Paris, Evgueni was drawn to composing film scores while still studying symphonic composition and electro-acoustic music at the National Conservatory (CNSM) in Paris. Sacha turned to rock and electronic music after receiving a first prize for violin performance at the Conservatory of Versailles.
For several years, Evgueni and Sacha have pooled their respective talents and experience to create music for cinema. Their exceptionally broad musical palette, knowledge of cinema and distinctive sound, forged by a unique fraternal bond, has rapidly won the duo the notice of directors from diverse origins and genres.
Whether working on independent films—over a dozen in Europe and Asia— including: Le Dernier coup de Marteau by Alix Delaporte (official selection at the Venice IFF), The Invader by Nicolas Provost (Best Music award at Ghent Film Festival), Brudermord by Yilmas Arslan (Silver Leopard at the Locarno Festival), Lan by Jiang Wenli (Audience Award at the Busan Festival), or composing for more mass market films like The Big Picture directed by Eric Lartigau, The Family by Luc Besson, The Past by Asghar Farhadi, The Hunger Games by Garry Ross (additional music) and La Famille Bélier by Eric Lartigau (one of the most successful French movies in recent years), Evgueni and Sacha are equally at ease and focused on storytelling.
2016 has seen the duo writing the score of the acclaimed French TV show Le Baron Noir, and the latest film by Courtney Hunt, The Whole Truth (Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger). Upcoming releases also include films with two renowned American directors: Barry Sonnenfeld (Nine Lives, starring Kevin Spacey and Christopher Walken), and Barry Levinson (The Wizard of Lies, starring Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer).