Based in London and Paris, Cécile Tournesac is a music editor and score editor for film and television. She kick-started her career assisting award-winning composer Gabriel Yared and went on to work with renowned composers such as Lorne Balfe, Alexandre Desplat, Patrick Doyle, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Jed Kurzel, Matthew Margeson, James Newton Howard, Laurent Perez del Mar, Philippe Rombi, and Stephen Warbeck.
She loves to dive into all aspects of each project, technical and creative, and collaborate with the director and composer to find the best way to achieve their vision. She dedicates her time and energy to help shape a unique soundtrack that will bring emotional depth to the filmmakers’ story, down to every detail.
In 2020, she received an MPSE Golden Reel Award for her work on the musical Rocketman, having been previously nominated for Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2019) and Cats (2020).
Recent project highlights include Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Little Women, and Top Gun: Maverick, as well as the Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, and Roy Orbison reissues featuring the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Raised in Versailles and Paris, Cécile Tournesac spent most of her school years splitting her time between her studies and music, learning to play the piano and sing with choir at the Centre de Musique Baroque de Versailles and the Maîtrise de Paris.
It was after moving to New York City to attend the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University that she discovered her passion for music and sound in film.
During her four years there, her versatility led her to work as a music producer, engineer, composer, arranger, and sound editor and designer for a wide range of projects. Some examples include supervising, producing, and mixing the music for an orchestral musical short film recorded with the NYU Symphony Orchestra, composing the score for a variety of student short films, producing, recording, and mixing a rock band, sound editing and mixing a horror comedy short film, etc.
In 2009, she received the silver prize for her recording of Lenny Pickett’s NYU Jazz Ensemble at the Audio Engineering Society Student Jazz Recording Competition.