French composer Raphaelle Thibaut is part of a new class of up-and-coming composers, forging her own career path in the world of film and television scoring.
She was enrolled in piano lessons from age 4, and throughout her youth the music of composers such as Ennio Morricone, Jerry Goldsmith, and Francois de Roubaix inspired her talent. She graduated from the music conservatory of Lille, France in 2002 and eventually landed a marketing position with Google, which she left in 2015 after a life-changing event at Abbey Road Studios which inspired her to pursue her lifelong passion for music and film scoring. In just a few short years, her music has been featured in a diverse set of projects and mediums.
2021 has been a landmark year for Raphaelle after scoring the Disney+/National Geographic nature docuseries Secrets of the Whales, produced by James Cameron and narrated by award-winning actress and conservationist Sigourney Weaver. A cinematic, live-in-concert symphony orchestra experience for the series will tour venues around the world is also forthcoming.
Her other scoring credits include the 2021 feature documentary Introducing, Selma Blair about the award-winning actress’ personal journey with multiple sclerosis, which was honored with special jury recognition for “Exceptional Intimacy in Storytelling” at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival; as well as the upcoming Tomb Hunter docuseries for Smithsonian Channel.