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Date of Birth 18 February 1952Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Peter Allen is a Canadian born composer with a prolific career in film scoring beginning in the 1990's. Earlier compositions were for various contemporary music concerts and were regularly recorded by the CBC and broadcast on "Two New Hours", a CBC Radio production from Toronto. Allen worked as a pianist with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, was active as a keyboardist with a number of local club and rock bands, and was an established studio session player.

Allen moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to pursue studies in film scoring at USC and UCLA. In 1988, he moved to Vancouver, BC to open his own recording and sound production studio, Peter Allen Associates Inc. He has composed music scores for more than 100 films, and has worked with many of the American, Canadian and British film companies, including Twentieth Century Fox, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures, Warner Brothers, Disney, Universal, Cinetel Films, The National Film Board of Canada, the CBC, LifeTime, Hallmark, as well as numerous independent film producers, and has written music for various television shows and series, including a theme song for the Winnipeg Jets in 1979, the broadcast theme for the Toronto Blue Jays, the Montreal Expos, the Winning Spirit theme for the Vancouver Canucks and also the international broadcast theme for the 1994 Commonwealth Games.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Peter Allen Associates

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