A French composer and conductor born January 20, 1935 in Strasbourg, who died October 22, 2017 in Barr.
Jean-Jacques Werner studied the harp, the horn, conducting and composition at the Strasburg Conservatory and the Schola Cantorum in Paris with Pierre Wismer, Daniel Lesur and Léon Barzin. From 1960 he led a career as conductor, notably at the Radio, and accorded great importance to the programming of works by contemporary composers. Appointed director of Fresnes Conservatory in 1968, he subsequently taught conducting at the Rheims Conservatory and was guest teacher at the Paris Conservatory.
A German composer and conductor born November 22, 1936 in Wiesbaden (Germany), who died October 22, 2019 in Meersburg.
A pianist by training, Hans Zender studied composition and conducting at the Musikhochschule of Frankfurt and Freiburg im Breisgau.
A French composer born January 1st, 1950 in Briançon.
A pianist by training, Nicolas Frize also studied singing and choral conducting. He was a pupil of Pierre Schaeffer in the electroacoustic composition class at the Paris Conservatory, and was then assistant to John Cage in New York, on the occasion of a ‘Villa Medici fuori i muri’ bursary. Since 1975 he he has directed the association Les Musiques de la boulangère with which, in the service of contemporary music, he works to devise, create, produce, promote and train.
A French composer born December 10, 1944 in Paris.
A Portuguese composer born April 13, 1970 in Lisbon.
With a diploma from the Prilidiano Pueyrredon National School of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (1992), Esteban Benzecry studied musical composition in Argentina with Haydée Gerardi and Sergio Hualpa, before settling in France. A pupil of Jacques Charpentier, he took advanced classes with Paul Méfano, Luis Naon and Laurent Cuniot. Benzecry obtained a First Prize for composition in 1999 at the Paris Conservatory (CRR).
An Italian composer born June 7, 1960 in Alessandria (Italy).
Aldo Brizzi studied the piano, the viola and composition at the Conservatory of Milan and studied conducting with Sergiu Celibidache and Leonard Bernstein.
A Swiss composer born March 28, 1972 in Geneva (Switzerland).
A guitarist with a diploma form the Conservatory of Fribourg (Switzerland), Xavier Dayer studied composition with Eric Gaudibert at the Conservatoire Populaire de Musique in Geneva. He completed his training with Heinz Holliger at a composition session organised in 1996 in Bienne, Switzerland, and with Tristan Murail and Brian Ferneyhough in the composition and computer music course of Ircam. He also took part in the composition session Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont, before reaching recognition in Geneva thanks to the ensemble Contrechamps in a Portrait-concert (1998).
A Spanish composer born November 28, 1931 in Ruidoms (Spain).
A pianist by training, Joan Guinjoan studied at the Conservatory of Barcelona and the École Normale de Musique in Paris. After more than 250 piano recitals throughout Spain, France and Germany, he decided to devote himself to composition. A pupil of Cristofor Taltabull in Spain, he took advanced classes with Pierre Wissmer at the Schola Cantorum in Paris.
A French composer born January 24, 1932 in Paris.
A pupil of Pierre Schaeffer at the RTF, assistant of Pierre Henry at the Studio Apsome, Eliane Radigue has composed, since 1968, electroacoustic works with tape recorders, using, notably, the Larsen effects.
An Argentine composer born February 28, 1962 in La Falda (Argentina).
A guitarist by training, Arturo Gervasoni studied at the University of Córdoba before taking advanced classes with Francisco Kröpfl. Abandoning a career as concert guitarist, he devoted himself to the craft of composer and also that of teacher, notably at the Saint-Nazaire Conservatory and at the Cefedem in the Pays de la Loire region of France.
In 2007 he gained a doctorate in musicology with a thesis on the music of Ivan Fedele, for the University of Rennes.