Composer, orchestrator and pianist, Olivier Calmel obtains his writing awards (harmony, counterpoint and fugue) and orchestration in Paris. Commissions for soloists, ensembles and orchestras are at the origin of most of his works (Orchestre Symphonique de Bretagne, Garde Républicaine, Maîtrise de Radio France, Violons de France, ArteCombo, solistes de l'Orchestre de Suisse Romande, Chœur régional d'Île-de-France, Paris Brassband, Gardiens de la Paix, Links, Paris Scoring, SpiriTango, etc.). His works are notably interpreted in Théâtre du Châtelet, Salle Pleyel, Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium de Radio France, Grand Rex, Studio 104, Cité de la Musique,Théâtre de la Ville, Grand T de Nantes, Opéra de Rennes, Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Maladrerie Saint-Lazare, Kursaal de Dunkerque, MégaCité d'Amiens, Louvre, .. as well as New York (Symphony Space), Ohio, Kentucky, Pittsburg (Heinz Hall), Londres, Genève, Lausanne, Annemasse and in Asia.
As a pianist he performs in many venues and festivals (Châtelet, Enghien Jazz Festival, Jazz à Vannes, Jazz à Montmartre, Jazz à Arras, Musiques au Présent, Jazz en Nord, Musicora, etc.), and collaborate with many artists (Michel Portal, Xavier Phillips, Pierre Arditi, Vincent Peirani,…) and musical directors. The catalog of his works includes numerous orchestral and chamber works, vocal works, jazz, film music and educational material. He shares his activities between composing and orchestrating music for films, commissions for contemporary orchestras and ensembles, and jazz music.