Biography

Patrick Russ, symphonic orchestrator and music arranger, has over 170 film score orchestration credits with Hollywood’s finest film composers. He began his career as principal orchestrator for Academy-Award winners Elmer Bernstein and Maurice Jarre, and each year has several film projects in theatrical release.

Russ has created arrangements for over sixty concert premieres around the world including performances for U.S. Presidents at The White House and Pope John Paul II.  He arranged the Olympic Hymn and other works for the Olympic Opening Ceremonies in Atlanta, Salt Lake City, and London.

His arrangements are featured on over 30 CDs for artists such as Christopher Parkening, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Jubilant Sykes, Korn, Vanessa Williams, and 2012's GRAMMY finalist "The Film Music of Dimitri Tiomkin". Russ has published over 60 film music symphonic suites and anthologies available through the Hal Leonard Corporation, Alfred Music Publishers, and Themes & Variations.
 
A native Californian, Patrick earned a Master of Arts degree in music composition at U.C. Santa Barbara, a graduate degree in theology from Regent College in British Columbia, and is Visiting Professor of Music at the University of Liverpool.  He is President of The Film Music Foundation, which awards grants for film music research and education, and assists film composers in placing their music with educational institutions.  Patrick resides in Los Angeles with his wife Shirley, a physician researcher, and their two children.
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