Olivier Deriviere (born 1978/12/26) has studied composition and orchestration at the Nice Conservatoire (France). In 1999 he produced a solo album (Harry's Day) and started to write arrangements of great film scores for the percussions quartet he founded at the Cagnes-sur-Mer Conservatoire. In 2000, he received a scholarship from Berklee and went to Boston to study jazz and film scoring. Beside college, he spent a whole season with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and went to every reharsals and concerts. There he interacted with great composers and conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Ilan Volkov and John Williams.
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Back to France he started to work for short movies and TV shows. In 2004 he earned the award of best soundtrack for his short movie The toast at the Moviz Festival (www.moviz.com) as well as great reviews for his work on Obscure (hydravision/MC2) such Gamespy's : "You'll begin to notice the impressive and dare we say innovative qualities of this game possesses like the in-game music". This music was performed by the Children choir of the Opéra national de Paris and in 2005 to extend the quality of the music production for Obscure's sequel (Obscure : the aftermath) Deriviere added the Boston Quartet, formed by Boston Symphony Orchestra members including the Concertmaster Tamara Smirnova. In 2007 he earned the award of best soundtrack from the French developers festival and Obscure 2 reviews got great critics like IGN's : "Music is fantastic and evocative". Obscure 2 was performed for the 2nd edition of Games in concert in Amsterdam by the Metropolitan Orchestra. Later, he started to work for Alone in the Dark and Grammy award winner The Mystery of Bulgarian voices choir to perform his music.