Toby Chu

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Toby Chu
Born1977 (age 4647)
Alma mater Berklee College of Music
Musical career
Genres Film and television scores, classical, rock, electronic
Occupation(s) Composer
Instruments Piano, keyboards, guitar
Years active2000 - present

Toby Chu (born 1977) is an American film and television composer and artist of Chinese descent. He wrote the score to Pixar's Oscar-winning animated short Bao . [1] Recent and notable scores include CBS's True Lies and the upcoming Netflix Animation film, The Monkey King .


Early life

Chu was born in Washington D.C. Chu is an American of Chinese descent. At an early age, Chu took guitar and piano lessons. [1] [2]


In 1999, Chu earned a degree in film scoring from Berklee College of Music. [1] [3]


Chu's works include Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return, Surf's Up 2: WaveMania for Sony Pictures Animation, Warner Bros.’ dramatic thriller Unforgettable , and New Line Cinema’s period thriller Wolves at the Door . He also scored Bron Studios' Henchmen , NBC’s The Brave , and the Freeform original series Beyond .

Chu’s previous scoring credits include Covert Affairs , Burn Notice , State of Affairs , and The Riches . Before embarking on solo projects, Chu worked with the Grammy-nominated composer Harry Gregson-Williams for over a decade.

Chu collaborated with Daft Punk, arranging and orchestrating "Adagio for Tron" on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. He has also been credited for musical contributions to Man on Fire , Déjà Vu , The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe , Domino , and Team America: World Police .




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