Jean-Olivier Bégin discovers his passion for composition in the image during a trip to Los Angeles as part of the Henri Mancini Summer Education Program at UCLA. He then moved to New York City for four years to perfect himself in film music and complete a master's degree at the Manhattan School of Music.
With his first soundtrack for the short film Operated by Invisible Hands, he won an Emmy Award for Best Composition at the 29th Annual College TV Awards in Hollywood. Jean-Olivier is since returned to his native Montreal to pursue his career as a composer and has written music for dozens of documentary and fiction series and feature films (click here to view the IMDB page). He won in 2017 a first Gemini Award in the category "Best Original Music: Documentary" for the music of Conte du Center-Sud.
On stage, he has accompanied many artists such as Martha Wainwright, Radio Radio, Damien Robitaille, The Barr Brothers and The Planet Smashers. He also teaches film music at the Université du Québec à Montréal.he accompanied many artists, including Martha Wainwright, Radio Radio, Damien Robitaille, The Barr Brothers, and The Planet Smashers . He also teaches film music at the University of Quebec at Montreal.