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A French composer born October 12, 1958.
A pianist by training, Michel Pascal studied at both the Conservatory and the University of Aix-en-Provence, at the Marseilles Conservatory and at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Guy Reibel.
The founder of the Studio Instrumental, he has sought to develop, with new technologies and electronics, the unexplored relations between gesture and sound. He has collaborated with artistes from various horizons, practising both notated music and improvisation (Armand Angster, Joëlle Léandre, Alex Grillo…).
A French composer born August 20, 1937 in Faverolles.
An organist and harpsichordist by training, Jean-Louis Petit studied at the Rheims Conservatory, and later at the Paris Conservatory (class of Olivier Messiaen). He took advanced classes in conducting with Léon Barzin (Schola Cantorum) and also with Igor Markevitch and Pierre Boulez.
A conductor, he founded the Orchestre Jean-Louis Petit, appearing in many countries and taking part in the rediscovery of the repertory by recording many discs of baroque music. In Ville d’Avray, he directed the École Nationale de Musique and founded the Atelier Musique de Ville d’Avray (1974) with which he issued many commissions.
A French composer born September 9, 1977 in Bagnolet.
Largely autodidact, Jonathan Pontier trained at the ENM of Montreuil then at the Paris Conservatory, where he obtained a prize for composition and new technologies.
An Italian composer and organist born May 5, 1973 in Pise.
Francesco Filidei studied the organ and composition at the Florence Conservatory before taking advanced classes in Zurich with Salvatore Sciarrino, Sylvano Bussotti and Jean Guillou. At the Paris Conservatory (1999-2005) he was a pupil of Marco Stroppa, Frédéric Durieux and Michaël Levinas. He completed his training at Ircam (composition course) and at Royaumont (Voix Nouvelles).
A French composer born July 29, 1975 in Châtenay-Malabry.
A saxophonist by training, Sebastian Rivas evolved within the domains of jazz, rock and improvisation before turning towards the piano and composition. After his university studies in Buenos Aires, he completed his apprenticeship with Sergio Ortega (Pantin Conservatory) and Ivan Fedele (Strasburg Conservatory). He also followed the courses and masterclasses of the Centre Acanthes, Royaumont as well as the computer composition course of Ircam (2004).
A Canadian composer born April 15, 1981 in Kincardine (Canada).
An oboist, Samuel Andreyev studied composition at the Royal Toronto Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory in the class of Frédéric Durieux. He also followed masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough, Heinz Holliger, Michael Jarrell and Klaus Huber as well as a computer music course at Ircam, before obtaining a residency at the Casa de Velázquez (2012-2013).
A French composer born May 2, 1975 in Lyons.
A pupil of Robert Pascal and of Denis Lorrain, Raphaèle Biston obtained a degree in 2007 from the Lyons Conservatory.
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A French composer born April 8, 1928 in Paris, who died December 11, 2005.
A choirmaster when already a teenager, François Vercken composed choral music as an autodidact. At the age of 27 he entered the Schola Cantorum, studying counterpoint with Daniel-Lesur, harmony and composition with Serge Nigg. Passionately fond of jazz, which reverberates throughout his brass quintet Marina de Talaris (1969), he has shown great curiosity with regard to composers of the Renaissance (Fanfares en mémoire de Claude Lejeune, 1982) and such classical composers as Joseph Haydn or his contemporaries Maurice Ohana, Henri Dutilleux and Guy Reibel.
An English composer born January 2, 1905 in London, who died January 8, 1998 in London.
A pianist by training, Michael Tippett studied at the Royal College of Music in London (1923-1928), where he was the pupil of, notably, Charles Wood and C.H. Kitson for composition. Dissatisfied with his earliest works, he destroyed them and then took advanced classes in counterpoint with R.O. Morris, as well as in fugue and orchestration.
DI TUCCI Jean-Jacques (1958)
DIANDA Hilda (1925)
DIEDERICHS Yann (1952)
DIENNET Jacques (1947)
DIEZ Consuelo (1958)
DILLON James (1950)
DITTRICH Paul-Heinz (1930)
DONATO François (1963)
DONATONI Franco (1927-2000)
DORIVAL Jérôme (1950)
DOROBISZ Patrick (1955)
DORTORT Marcel (1935)
DRAKE Jeremy (1955)
DROGOZ Philippe (1937)
DROUET Jean-Pierre (1935)
DROUIN Geoffroy (1970)
DUBEDOUT Bertrand (1958)
DUBOST André (1935)
DUBROVAY Laszlo (1943)
DUBUGNON Richard (1968)
DUCHENNE Jean-Marc (1959)
DUCOL Bruno (1949)
DUCREUX Emmanuel (1964)
DUDON Jacques (1951)
DUFFAU Lionel (1951)
DUFOUR Denis (1953)
DUFOURT Hugues (1943)
DUHAMEL Antoine (1925-2014)