A French composer born in 1945 in Casablanca (Maroc).
Born into a family of musicians, Graciane Finzi studied at the Conservatory of Casablanca then at the Paris Conservatory where she won many prizes including those for harmony and counterpoint, fugue, composition. In 1979 she was appointed teacher of music training for singers at the Paris Conservatory.
Her catalogue includes more than 100 works and seven operas including Pauvre assassin, awarded the SACD Prize in 1992, first performed at the Opéra du Rhin; Le dernier jour de Socrate (1998), first performed at the Opéra Comique; Là-bas peut être (2003), commissioned by the French State; Peau d’Âne, an opera for children (2015). She has also composed pieces for solo instruments, chamber and symphony orchestra: La tombée du jour for voice and orchestra (1998), first performed by José Van Dam and the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris; Concerto for piano and orchestra (1997), first performed by Jean-Claude Pennetier and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Montpellier; Errance dans la nuit for cello and orchestra (2002), commissioned by Radio France, premiered by Gary Hoffman; Brume de sable, concerto for percussion and orchestra (1999), revived in 2008 by Adrien Perruchon and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Au-delà des étoiles for violin and orchestra (2017), premiered by David Grimal and the Orchestre Régional de Normandie.
For her output as a whole she received the Grand Prix Sacem in 2001 and her music can be heard in all national and international concert halls (Europe, Russia, Canada, USA, South America).