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NATHALIE BONIN

 

COMPOSITION - PRODUCTION - VIOLIN

 
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Born in San Francisco, now splitting her time between Los Angeles, New York and Montreal, Nathalie has always loved to spark an emotion through music and art. As graduate from McGill University in violin performance, she has completed her Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film and Television with the Berklee College of Music. Nathalie has already cumulated numerous prizes, scholarships and awards for her compositions: LA Film Conducting Intensive FellowshipASCAP Hollywood Filmscoring Workshop, BMI Rick Baitz Mentorship, BMI/NYU Television and Adds Worshops, SCL NY Composers Mentorship ProgramFinalist in the Oticons International Film Music Competition, Best Sound Design and Audience Award from the 24 Hour Film Race 2014, Berklee Celebrity Scholarship and numerous Grants from the Quebec Arts Council, the Canada Arts Council and SOCAN Foundation. Here is a list of her most recent work for media and live shows:

  • "Transcendent Strings", composer for boutique MPATH Music Library curated by Michael A. Levine, 2018
  • "Restless Strings", composer for boutique MPATH Music Library curated by Michael A. Levine, 2018
  • "Messmer: Intemporel", background music for live world touring show, Groupe Entourage, 2011-2018
  • "Just For Laughs Gags", background music, Just For Laugh, 2017-2018
  • "Prière de ne pas envoyer de fleurs", Main Title music, Radio-Canada, 2011-2017
  • "Ça vaut le coût", Main Title and background music, Télé-Québec, 2014-2016
  • "Hyp-Gags with Messmer", International comic prime time television series, Entourage, Bell Media, 2014-2015
  • "Messmer fascine les stars", background music, television special, Entourage Television, TVA, 2014-2015
  • "Who Lives There", original music and sound design for short film, 24 Hour Film Race 2014 (winner of "Best Sound Design" and "Audience Award")
  • "Céline Dion: une seule fois", original music for commercial, Tourisme Québec, Québecomm, 2014
  • "Messmer: Drôlement mystérieux", background music, television specials, Entourage Television, TVA, 2011-2013
  • "Guérir autrement", theme song and background music, television documentary series, Canal-Vie, 1998

 

As professional violinist, Nathalie Bonin is very active on the local and international scene. She has been guest soloist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra celebrating the release of the album Portrait in Seven Shades composed by Grammy Award Winner Ted Nash at the prestigious Rose Theater of the JALC in New York City and has been a member of the New York based jazz quintet Ted Nash and ODEON since 2005. Nathalie was guest soloist of the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ) directed by Walter Boudreau, concertmaster for the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal for their Western Canada Tour in 2007, and section musician with the Orchestre Métropolitain and the Opéra de Montréal since 1993. Aside from her numerous contributions as soloists in contemporary classical, jazz, tango and world music ensembles, Nathalie has also performed and recorded with: Stevie WonderLuciano Pavarotti, Charles Aznavour, Gino Vannelli, Garou, Salvatore Adamo, Bran Van 3000, Moist, Gage, Nanette Workman, Cirque du Soleil and Cirque Éloize. She has played on more than 60 albums and numerous television and movie soundtracks such as: My First Wedding, Cruel and Unusual, The Watch Tower, Sans Elle, Les Muses Orphelines, Aurore, René and Maurice Richard as well as soundtracks for various musicals. Nathalie has won many prizes and awards: winner of numerous Canada Arts Council and Quebec Arts Council Grants (1998-2008); 1st Prize Darhius Milhaud Competition (McGill University, 1992); 1st Prize Long Island University Summer Festival Concerto Competition (1985), and winner at the Canadian Music Competition in Montreal (1981).

Nathalie is a Voting Member of the Grammy San Francisco Chapter and an Associate National Member of the Emmy Television Academy.

Nathalie Thanks Canada Arts Council, Conseil des Arts et des Lettre du Québec, the SOCAN Foundation and YAMAHA Canada for their continuous support.

 

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Film, Game and Television Scoring

by Nathalie Bonin

These are original compositions of mine in different styles. Some have been used as theme songs and background music for various television series while others came with the inspiration of the moment.

Enjoy!

SOCAN ©2011, ©2012, ©2013, @2014@2017

 

FEATURED ON CD

 

PORTRAIT IN SEVEN SHADES

Composed by Ted Nash.

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

Solo Violin: Nathalie Bonin

LA ESPADA DE LA NOCHE

TED NASH AND ODEON, Jazz quintet

Ted Nash (sax), Nathalie Bonin (violin), William Schimmel (Accordion), Clark Gayton (Tuba/trb), Matt Wilson (drums)

MAGIC NUMBERS

Post-Modern Jazz Ensemble

Composed by Quinsin Nachoff

Solo Violin: Nathalie Bonin

 

CANTOS DE BANDONEON

Nuevo Tango

Denis Plante and Racines String Quartet

 

HORIZONS ENSEMBLE

Post-Modern Jazz Ensemble

Composed by Quinsin Nachoff

Solo Violin: Nathalie Bonin

 

CAFÉ TANGO

Nuevo Tango

Denis Plante and Racines String Quartet

RISQUE ET PENDULE

Post-Modern Jazz Ensemble

Composed by Pierre Labbée

Solo Violin: Nathalie Bonin

 

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KATJAR

CIEL DE LUNE

Jazz Fusion Trio:Nathalie Bonin (violin), Bernard Épaud (Gtr), Bertil Schulrabe (perc)

COLLABORATED ON CD

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COLLABORATED ON FILM-TV-GAMES

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music production/COMPOSITION/ORCHEstration/arrangement

live/studio/television performances

remote violin tracking service

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WHAT THEY SAY....

THE PRESS

"...expressive violinist, Nathalie Bonin."Ben Ratliff, The New York Times,

"Bonin’s violin work is also simply gorgeous. Her contributions to Odeon are many, particularly considering her interest in all kind of music from around the world. Bonin plays a nicely turned solo (on Walk this way)." Jazzitude CD Review

"The group's most interesting member, however, is violinist Nathalie Bonin, whose emotionally direct playing...", Chris Kelsey, JazzTimes

"Joined by violinist Nathalie Benin (who has a beautiful "legit" tone)". Scott Yanow, L.A. Jazz Scene

"Nathalie is a consistantly exciting, gifle performer who excels in modal improvisation, winding up her solos slowly and adding more and more rythmique intensity." Mark Chung, Strings Magazine

"Walk This Way" (not the Aerosmith song) concludes the album, a blues with a boogie bottom and a loose-limbed violin solo by Nathalie Bonin. Great stuff!" Paul de Barros, Seattle Times,

"Two beautifully intense movements of "Concierto de Aranjuez" help to sway listeners into moods of optimism and tragedy with sensitive solos from Nathalie Bonin on violin alternating with Nash's pensive saxophone lines." Paula Edelstein, All About Jazz

"And Nash's sense of humor extends beyond tangofication—to the fleet-fingered violin and clarinet-led reading of the Latin evergreen “Tico Tico” and indeed to the very inclusion of “Walk This Way,” another tune in which violinist Nathalie Bonin makes a big and joyful impression." Chris May, All About Jazz,

"Violinist Nathalie Bonin—a versatile player heard most recently on saxophonist Ted Nash’s La Espada De La Noche (Palmetto, 2005)—proves once again that a younger generation of classically-trained players is often just as comfortable in extemporaneous settings. “To Solar Piazza” opens with a passionate solo from Bonin that leads into a softer pseudo-tango referencing Astor Piazolla’s integration of 20th Century classical constructs into the folks music of his own culture."John Kelman, All About Jazz

"The string quartet has a solid solo voice in leader Nathalie Bonin's violin." Troy Collins, All About Jazz

 

REMOTE TRACKING APPRECIATION:

"Nathalie is the go-to violinist for all of our recordings at the Mpath production music library. (And I’m picky - I’m a violinist myself!) But she is also a fine composer who has created beautiful work as well." - Michael A Levine(Siren, Cold Case, Star Wars Detours)

"At long last, Nathalie is moving to LA. Beware other violinists... she is a phenomenal player! She recently completed a recording of the suite I prepared from the film "Drag Me To Hell" for violin and orchestra. I don’t think the Devil them-self could have done better!" -Christopher Young(Dram Me To Hell, Hell Raiser, Jennifer 8, The Gift)

"Nathalie’s violin playing is beautiful, accurate and exciting, whether playing parts I wrote or improvising over changes she gets the job done. Next time send less stems so I don’t have to struggle to decide between so many lovely performance!" - Garry Schyman(Shadow of War, Bioshock, Dante’s Inferno)

"It is always great working with NB. Having the Luxury that she had the ability to record herself saves so much time. And the recorded files come always back in great quality and taste. So good to have you now in LA !!!" - Alex Geringas(Ice Age 5, Woody Woodpecker, The Lego Ninjago Movie)

"Nathalie is at once an expressive & emotive violinist and a consummate professional. Equally adept in performance and in the nuances of contemporary recording technology & production, she's a delight to work with, bringing deep feeling and richness to each of my scores upon which she has performed." - Nathan Halpern (The Rider, The Gift, Over the Wall)

Nathalie Bonin is an amazing composer and violinist! she has made my compositions come alive in a timely way with her magnificent heightened abilities as a violinist and a producer! She truly is nothing short of amazing! - Michael Raye

Nathalie was wonderful when I needed a quick violin solo recorded, she went above and beyond and gave me multiple versions, and of course I used the one where she added her own interpretation with ornamentations that only a master violinist would come up with! Hope to work with her again soon! - George Shaw

The professionalism, dedication, musicality and passion she puts into my projects, make Nathalie a top musician with whom it is a great pleasure to collaborate! - Paul Bisson

Talent, efficacy, generosity and delivery. That’s Nathalie Bonin. - Sari Dajani

Nathalie is a consummate professional. She has recorded violin parts remotely for two of my projects. Her musicality and the quality of the performances and recordings is outstanding. - Jairo Duarte-Lopez

From the first note, Nathalie performs with exceptional musicianship and delivers quality recordings quickly. - Troy Rogan

Nathalie is not only an exceptional violinist and a complete professional, she is also a delight to work with.

Her great tone and precise playing never fail to amaze me, and my clients are always impressed with the results!-Omri Lahav

Nathalie has the fastest turnaround, the most collaborative spirit and the highest quality I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. - Pru Montin

Nathalie sangat LUAR BIASA! She is such a great violinist with a sensibility of a composer. She makes my compositions sound better. - Yakub Saputra

For booking and press inquiries, please contact KINÉMUSE PRODUCTIONS INC. at 514.707.3738

 
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