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. Jean-Pascal Chaigne writes especially for the voice, and is interested in poetry, particularly the texts of Anne-Marie Albiach (Césure : le corps, 2010; Strates, 2012), Claude Royet-Journoud (L'énigme et son sommeil, 2011) and Giacomo Leopardi (L'Infinito, 2012). His compositions are grouped in coherently constructed cycles: cycle of Objects, Mezza Voce cycle, Kardia cycle, and cycle of Hymns to the Night. His music reveals a search for brevity, intensity and a taste for the brilliant. Jean-Pascal Chaigne is also a researcher – he holds a doctorate in musicology – and he teaches composition, orchestration and harmony and counterpoint at the Annecy Conservatory.