A French composer born May 10, 1964 in Soisy.
A pupil of the Paris Conservatory where he garnered a fine harvest of First Prizes, Mark André continued his composition studies with Helmut Lachenmann at the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart, after having completed a course in musicology that aroused his interest in the medieval repertory, and more particularly in Ars subtilior, devoting a thesis to this style of music, characterised as it is by an extreme sophistication as well as rhythmic and polyphonic complexity. He completed his apprenticeship by training in musical electronics at experimental studio at the Stroebel Foundation of the Süd-West Rundfunk (SWR) with André Richard. Mark André’s career has been marked by many international awards including the “Kranichstein Music Prize” from the Darmstadt Festival and the composition prize of the “Christoph und Stephan Kaske-Stiftung”, and he has had many residencies in Germany (SWR, 1997-1998; Frankfurt Opera, 2001, DAAD Künstlerprogramm in Berlin, 2005) as well as at the Villa Medici, where he stayed for two years (1998-2000). A teacher of counterpoint and orchestration at the Strasburg Regional Conservatory and at the Musikhochschule in Frankfurt since 1997, he is the composer of works requiring varied formations that sometimes blend electronics and instrumental writing. These include Le trou noir univers (1992-1993), Fatal (1994), Un-fini I (1995), Le loin et le profond (1995), …22,13…(2004), …auf...(2005-2007).