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Milo Paulus (b. August 14th, 1999) is a Dutch composer, conductor, orchestrator and score producer specializing in original music for concerts, screen and stage productions. His catalog spans a diverse range of styles and influences for both instrumental and vocal works, as well as countless original soundtracks for films and video-games. His works have been commissioned by various performing groups, festivals and institutions.

After receiving his first bachelor — a BSc specialising in marketing, programming and visual creativity at the age of just 20 — he decided to fully dedicate his energy to music.

In September of 2021 — after completing two courses at Utrecht University dedicated to music theory and composition the previous year — he started his official higher musical education at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, for Classical Composition under teachers Daan Janssens and Dominique Pauwels, while also studying orchestral conducting with Bart Picquer and choral conducting with Johannes Dewilde.

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timeline | highlights

2024 - Starts Master in Composition for Film, Media, Theater & Games studying under Ruben De Gheselle & Joris Blanckaert

2024 - Works as a co-orchestrator for the Royal Opera & Ballet of Flanders' new opera commission Barzakh

2024 - Graduates from the Royal Conservatory of Ghent, with a BA in Music Composition

2024 - Composes Omphalos (a ballet in five scenes for a chamber ensemble of 10 players), a 35-minute dance production for the Art Academy, Deinze

2023 - Composes the score for Orange Flavored Love, which was shown in various cinemas and film festivals, and won several major prizes across Belgium including the VAF Wildcards for a €200.000 prize. The soundtrack has since garnered almost a million streams on Spotify

2023 - Double Slam wins the top prize at The Rookies: Independent Game Awards. His soundtrack has garnered more than 150.000 plays on Spotify.

2021 - Starts studying composition and (choral-) conducting at the Royal Conservatory of Ghent and the Art Academy of Ghent

2020 - Writes his first original film soundtrack for Escape from Fremantle

2018 - Composes his first official original work. (Winter Sunrise: Complete Collection)

2007 - Starts playing the accordion and the drums in various groups

1999 - Born on August 14th in Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands


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Some people not only have an ear for melody, and sound, but also the talent for creating music that has personality. Choosing from a variety of colors, every time an atmosphere is shaped to match the particulars of the chosen situation.

— rené van delft, dutch writer & philosopher

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I kept trying to analyze the piece and there are so many elements to pay attention to. It is a very balanced work that is built up beautifully, with your many orchestral touches. It has a wonderful cinematic quality and it feels like a love story.

— jackie perks, pianist & teacher

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The film is amazing, and I even enjoyed the music without the motion picture running alongside it, and that's what I like about great film scores; that you can hear the music independently and it still sounds great!

— asem yousef, film & television composer

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