Etienne Monsaingeon is a French pianist and film composer. He began his musical education at the age of 7. He studied for one year at the American School of Modern Music of Paris, for being accepted by the Conservatoire Nadia et Lili Boulanger in the 9 th Arrondissement. He attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he studied performance and film scoring.
At Berklee, Etienne studied film scoring with the award-winning Claudio Ragazzi and award nominated Dario Eskenazi. He also worked with director Benjamin Lacour and with the production house Birth, in addition to collaborations with brands such as Orange, Cevital and Mastercard.
Etienne has been a band leader for three years at Wally's Club Café, a Boston-based jazz club. He also toured in France and Luxembourg with the Matthieu Danesin Quartet, and recorded an album with the group. He was also included in the Berklee Commencement concert, where he played for Lionel Richie and Todd Rundgren.
Etienne co-directed The Bridge Initiative, which, in cooperation with No Boundaries, organized two educational projects in Morocco. The Bridge Initiative is an educational project that aims to connect an promote artists of various backgrounds and cultures through a succession of collaboration-oriented events in countries with emerging music industries. The Bridge Initiative organizes events such as master classes, workshops, concerts, panel discussions, seminars, collaborations, etc. conducted by international artists in a socially beneficial manner to artists from the visited country.