Stéphane Moucha was born in 1968 in Most (Czech Republic).′Shortly after his birth,
his parents fled the country and found asylum in France, where he started his musical
education at the age of 5, learning to play the violin. After completing his
instrumental training, he entered the Paris Conservatoire National Supérieur
de Musique, where he studied composition, harmony, counterpoint,
fugue and orchestration. As a former assistant of the composer
Gabriel Yared and as an orchestrator, he has worked on numerous American movies -
including "The Next Best Thing" (directed by John Schlesinger),
"Autumn in New York" (directed by Joan Chen) and "Possession"
(directed by Neil Labute).
Independently he has composed for a variety of French television and feature
films. He has also arranged songs for Charles Aznavour and Jane
Birkin for recordings and stage performance.
"The Lives of Others" is his second collaboration with Yared as a
co-composer of an original score, the first one being the score to
"Les marins perdus" directed by Claire Devers in 2003.