The Composer at Work: David HudryFilmed interview Interviewed by: Corinne Schneider
The Composer at Work: Colin RocheFilmed interview Interviewed by: Max Noubel
The Composer at Work: François SarhanFilmed interview Interviewed by: Grégoire Tosser
The Composer at Work: Samuel SighicelliFilmed interview Interviewed by: Grégoire Tosser
A French composer born November 19, 1971.
A pianist by training, Alexandre Lévy studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of theory and orchestration of Michèle Reverdy and Edith Lejet, and at the Boulogne Conservatory in the electroacoustics class of Michel Zbar.
A French composer born January 2, 1977 in Machecoul.
Jean-Pascal Chaigne studied at the Conservatory and the University of Tours, then at the Sevran Conservatory with Allain Gaussin. He completed his training at the Paris Conservatory in the composition classes of Emmanuel Nunes and Stefano Gervasoni.
Chaigne has written for solo instrument (De miroir, d’absence for viola da gamba, 2016), for chamber ensembles (Entaille for string quartet, 2015), for chorus (L’élaboration du silence for female chorus, 2012) and orchestra (Der Bau, monodrama for reciter, vocal sextet and chamber orchestra, 2015).
A French composer born June 13, 1955 in Palmerston North (New Zealand).
A concert violinist, Nigel Keay studied composition at the University of Victoria in Wellington, New Zealand. After gaining his degree in 1982 he started a career as composer supported notably by the New Zealand National Council of the Arts.
Settling in France in 1998, he has composed instrumental works and operas, closely collaborating in their performances as viola player or conductor.
A French composer and clarinetist born December 24, 1959 in Chalon-sur-Saône.
Dominique Clément studied the clarinet, analysis, harmony and early counterpoint, yet considers himself self-taught as a composer.
With the pianists Sylvie Drouin and Françoise Matringe, the soprano Monica Jordan and the cellist Christophe Roy, he founded in 1983 the ensemble Aleph, within which he plays solo works and chamber music of the twentieth century.
A Russian composer born June 9, 1976 in Moscow (Russia).
A flautist by training, Dmitri Kourliandski studied composition at the Moscow Conservatory with Leonid Bobylev and won notably the Gaudeamus Prize in 2003.
In 2005 he founded the first Russian periodical devoted to contemporary music, Tribuna Sovremennoi Muzyki, becoming its editor-in-chief (2005-2009). Artistic director of the International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky City, he is also assistant music and artistic director for the Stanislavsky Theatre and organises masterclasses and lectures in Russia and Europe.
A German and Jordanian composer born December 14, 1972 in Zarka (Jordany).