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Owen Pallett

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Owen Pallett is a composer, violinist, keyboardist, and vocalist. He has released a string of critically praised solo recordings, winning the Polaris Prize in 2006. He currently releases albums with Secret City Records and Domino Recording Co., and has performed as a solo performer with orchestras worldwide. His chamber music work has been commissioned by The National Ballet of Canada, The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Bang On A Can, The Barbican, among many others. He served as curator of the TSO's New Creations Festival in 2017.

He has written string, brass and orchestral arrangements for numerous artists, including Frank Ocean, Caribou, The National, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Pet Shop Boys and Linkin Park. He won an "Album Of The Year" Grammy for his work on Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs". He has scored several films, and won an Emmy for his work on Solve Sundsbo's Fourteen Actors Acting, and was nominated for an Academy Award for his work on the original score of Spike Jonze's Her. He currently lives in Toronto.