A French composer born March 12, 1938 in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Born into a highly musical family, Tona Scherchen, known as Ti-tigre, started her musical apprenticeship at a very early age. She pursued it for ten years in China, at the Peking and Shanghai conservatories, before becoming a pupil of Hans Werner Henze in Salzburg, of Olivier Messiaen in Paris and of György Ligeti in Vienna. Gaining, notably, a First Prize from the Paris Conservatory (1964) as well as a First Prize in the Composition Competition of the Gaudeamus Foundation (1967), she brings together the European avant-garde idioms of the 1960s and 1970s in a personal language.
An American composer born October 24, 1929 in Charleston (United States) who died February 06, 2022 in Media, Pennyslvania (United States).
George Crumb studied at the universities of Illinois and Michigan and at the Berkshire Music Center as well as in Berlin, notably with Boris Blacher. A laureate of many prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Echoes of Time and the River (1967), and Unesco’s International Composers’ Rostrum, hailed all over the world, his music is characterised by poetic sensitivity, evocative power and great concision.
An Italian composer born April 9, 1948 in Venice.
Claudio Ambrosini studied music history and early instruments at Venice University and trained in electronic music at the Venice Conservatory. Also in possession of a master’s degree in literature and foreign languages, he is passionately interested in the Venetian dialect, and for Venetian culture as a whole.
A British composer born July 15, 1934 in Lancashire (United Kingdom) who died April 18, 2022 in Mere (United Kingdom).
American composer born in 1969 in Boston (USA).
From a very young age Joshua Fineberg studied the violin then the guitar, piano, harpsichord and conducting. He subsequently entered the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore in the class of Morris Moshe Cotel, where he obtained First Prize in the Virginia Carty de Lillo Composition Competition. In Paris he studied with Tristan Murail and followed the composition and computer music course at Ircam. After returning to the USA he completed a doctorate in music composition in 1999 at Columbia University, New York.
Stéphane De GERANDO
French composer and researcher born in 1965 in L'Haÿ-les-Roses.
Stéphane de Gérando studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Alain Bancquart (composition), Michel Philippot (analysis), Gérard Grisey (orchestration), and in the electro-acoustic classes of Guy Reibel and Laurent Cuniot. He then completed his apprenticeship with the composition and computer music course of Ircam. In 1996, at the University of Paris VIII, he presented a doctoral thesis on æsthetics, sciences and technology of the arts entitled Contingence et déterminisme procédural appliqués à la synthèse sonore informatique et à l’écriture musicale. It marked his interest for the notion of coherence in the language of contemporary music.
French composer and radio producer born in 1974 in Caen.
Laurent Lefrançois studied the double bass and the electric bass before entering a piano class at the École Nationale de Musique in Lisieux. In parallel to studying musicology he followed the analysis class of Anthony Girard at the Rouen Conservatory. He then studied harmony and counterpoint with Stéphane Delplace as well as orchestration and composition with Guillaume Connesson. He gained a composition diploma in the class of Michel Merlet at the École Normale de Musique in Paris.
A French composer born August 7, 1959.
A Canadian composer of Spanish origin born August 5, 1943 in Valencia (Spain) who died January 10, 2023 in Montréal (Canada).
A pianist by training, José Evangelista studied composition with Vicente Asencio at the Valencia Conservatory in Spain and thereafter with André Prévost at Montreal University and with Bruce Mather at McGill University (Canada).
A French composer born August 30, 1954 in Paris.