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Michael John Mollo
Michael John Mollo was born into a musical family and raised in rural Bloomsburg, PA. At a young age he learned the gift of song from his grandmother and the power of guitar from his father. As a teenager, Mollo developed his songwriting skills by listening countlessly to The Beatles, Paul Simon and Grateful Dead records. To further his musical understanding, Mollo pursued an education in classical music and jazz, eventually receiving multiple music degrees including a Master's of Music from the College Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and an advanced certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California.
In 2007, Mollo relocated to Los Angeles, CA to pursue his love for songwriting as well as composing music for film and television. After spending some time with Hans Zimmer and his team at Remote Control Productions, Mollo joined legendary film composer John Powell. Since then, he has contributed music to many blockbuster films including the Oscar nominated score for Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon," 20th Century FOX's "Rio" and "Dr Suess' 'The Lorax'".
Mollo has also developed a reputation in the Los Angeles scoring community as a talented synth programmer. Recent collaborations include, 'Star Trek Into Darkness' with Oscar winner Michael Giacchino, and 'Escape From Planet Earth' for the Weinstein Company with composer Aaron Zigman. Most recently Mollo completed his score for the education documentary 'We The Parents' and also the score for Capcom's reboot of the game franchise 'Strider.'
Mollo currently serves as CEO of Q6 Studios Inc. a collective of talented composers he founded with colleagues from USC. He continues to work on projects both large and intimate where he can explore new avenues of musical expression. Mollo currently lives in Santa Monica, California.
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