Lou graduated from The Mannes College of Music in New York City, earning a Bachelor of Music Degree; majoring in composition and classical guitar under the tutelage of the celebrated Russian guitarist and violinist: Lenonid Bolitine. As a virtuoso classical guitarist, Lou performed in various renowned venues ranging from Broadway’s “Man Of La Mancha,” to the Metropolitan Opera stage and orchestra with classical guitar duties in Alan Berg’s complex opera, “Wozzeck,” as well as Rosinni’s, “Barber Of Seville.” His musicality led to solo performances at the prestigious “Carnegie Recital Hall,” as well as touring across Europe concertizing in seven different countries.
At the same time, he was one of the “go to guys” as a super creative Composer, Arranger and Producer in the New York City studio recording world of Pop, R&B, and Rock Record work, as well as composing and arranging numerous national commercials for: Coca Cola, Gulf, Exxon, Miller Beer, Lowenbrau, Loreal, NY Times, Lincoln, Six Flags, NBC and CBS to name a few. Lou has earned many awards for his composing and arranging of record work and Clios for his commercial work, most notably; The well known NY Times commercial titled: “The World.”
After moving to Los Angeles, his expertise spread to CD mastering of records and score as well as film pre and post production; working with such companies as: Disney, Universal Pictures, Sony, Miramax, Hollywood Pictures, Dreamworks Records, RCA, Arista Records, Geffen Records, Interscope Records, BMG, Heads Up Records, Alligator Records, Pacific Blues and many other Indie labels.
Some of the major label artists Lou mastered for include: Mary J. Blige, Cher, Beck, Tracy Chapman, BB King, Blink 182, Weaser, Phillip Bailey, Shaggy, Marion Meadows, Sammy Hagar, Michelle Branch, Sublime Live, K CI and JoJo, Chris Rea, Glen Frye, Soul Decision, Semisonic, A* Teens, Anita Baker, Joe McBride and many other major recording artists.
Lou worked directly with the film studios mastering and compiling their “The Academy Awards” yearly selection for best Score and Soundtrack; mastering their awards submission scores such as: The Incredibles, Pirates of the Caribbean, Step Mom, Toy Story 2, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, The Village, Armageddon, Meet Joe Black, Ladder 49, Home On The Range, The Haunted Mansion, Under The Tuscan Sun, Prince Of Egypt, just to name a few.
He also received a Latin Grammy award for Mastering:
Artist: Ilan Chester / Album Title: “TESOROS DE LA MUSICA VENEZOLANA” (A six CD Box Set)
Currently, Lou composes original score for Indie Film, TV and cable; composes original music for TV Sports such as NFL, NASCAR, NBA, NHL; Masters CD and iTunes albums and singles for Major labels, trailer houses, Artist management companies and trailer houses.
Lou is also an author (The Legend of Justice and Diamonds) and currently in production development for Indie feature films as a Screenwriter, Producer and Director for his film unit: H Entertainment inc.