A French composer born January 19, 1946 in Paris.
Claire Schapira studied the piano, notably with Marguerite Long, before obtaining a diploma for virtuosity in the harpsichord class of Huguette Dreyfus as well as a diploma in electro-acoustics in that of Jean-Étienne Marie at the Schola Cantorum (1971). In residence at the Villa Medici (1976-1978), she subsequently studied at Ircam.
Schapira is both a self-taught composer and a professional harpsichord player, though this latter career was cut short by an accident.
A multi-facetted artiste, Claire Schapira is a painter, sculptor, multidisciplinary writer and author. She puts her creativity at the service of art in all its forms of expression.
An Italian composer born April 8, 1976 in Alatri (Italy).
Luca Antignani studied the piano, composition, conducting and electronic music. A pupil of Alessandro Solbiati and Azio Corgi, he obtained a diploma in composition from the Scuola Civica in Milan and from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He then took advanced classes in Paris in computer music at Ircam (2001-2002).
A French composer born April 23, 1900 in Bordeaux, died December 28, 1997.
Henri Barraud began his music studies with Fernand Vaubourgoin in Bordeaux. He continued with lessons in orchestration with Louis Aubert, at the Paris Conservatory, then in composition with Paul Dukas at the École Normale de Musique.
An Italian composer born March 12, 1964 in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Stefano Bonilauri studied composition, choral music and the piano at the conservatories of Bologna and Reggio Emilia. He was notably a pupil of the composers Armando Gentilucci, Fabrizio Fanticini, Adriano Guarnieri and Alessandro Solbiati.
A French composer born September 30, 1936 in Courbevoie.
After studying the piano with Yvonne Lefébure, Monic Cecconi-Botella entered the Paris Conservatory and gained a diploma for harmony in the class of Maurice Duruflé, for counterpoint and fugue with Simone Plé-Caussade, as well as for composition in the classes of Jean Rivier and Henri Dutilleux. She won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1966.
A French composer born October 18, 1933 in Paris, died June 15, 2017 near Carcassonne (France).
A pianist and organist by training, Jacques Charpentier studied composition with Tony Aubin and the philosophy of music with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory.
A Korean composer born July 14, 1961 in Seoul.
An American composer born August 22, 1934 in Salem (United States).
A violinist and percussionist by training, John Chowning obtained a Bachelor of Music at the University of Springfield. He completed his apprenticeship in composition and theory with Nadia Boulanger in Paris (1959-1962) and attended the concerts of the Domaine Musical, enjoying the contemporary repertory and electronic music in particular. Back in the USA he continued his studies at the University of Stanford and became a Doctor of Musical Arts (1966).
A French composer and conductor born May 18, 1957 in Reims.
A Swiss composer, director and clarinetist born July 2, 1946 in Bern.
Jean-Luc Darbellay studied the clarinet at the Bern Conservatory, then conducting with Pierre Dervaux and Franco Ferrara. He followed the composition classes of Cristobal Halffter and Dimitri Terzakis, assisted Edison Denisov and took part in seminars organised by Pierre Boulez at the Collège de France and Ircam, as well as masterclasses with Heinz Holliger and Klaus Huber. In 1978 he founded and directed the Ludus Ensemble before creating the variable ensemble Orion (1997).