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Date of Birth 1956Luxembourg
Birth NameGaston Waltzing

Mini Bio (1)

Born in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 1956, Gast Waltzing's defining passion has always been music. At the age of 7 he began his studies at the Conservatory of Luxembourg, continued his classical training at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels and completed them at the National Superior Conservatory of Paris. "I am always a musician: he states. "It's not like I wake up and decide where to schedule music in. It is always present".

He was named Professor of Trumpet at the Conservatory of Luxembourg in 1982 and in 1086 founded the Jazz Department, of which he remains the head.

He has released tens of albums ranging from Classical to Jazz to Dance, notable his early jazz groups, "Atmosphere" and "Life's Circle" and more recently his group "Largo: signed to Warner Jazz, London, who have released two albums, "Fables of Lost Time" and "Long Journey".

Gast composed his first film music in 1989 for the Luxembourgish film "A Wopbopaloobop" and for which he was nominated for the European Film Prize. He went on learning the craft with several TV series for German Television, and then films for Television. In 1995 he got the chance to compose his fist film score for Orchestra on "The Way To Dusty Death" and since that time has scored many films, written and orchestrated for Symphony Orchestra and works closely with the Orchestra Philharmonic du Luxembourg, not only for recording his film scores but also conducting their "Pop"s programs, usually including starts such as Mauran, Dian Warwick or the New York Voices.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Maggie Parke

Trivia (2)

Founded WPR Records in 2004. This predominantly Jazz Label has 7 artists signed including the prestigious Orchestra National du Jazz-Luxembourg.
Named the Musical Director Jazz for the Festival International Echternach-Luxembourg in 2008.

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