A French composer born April 14, 1978.
Lionel Ginoux studied music at the Valenciennes Conservatory (harmony, jazz), Goldsmith College University of London (jazz and sound design) and at Marseilles Conservatory where, as a pupil of Georges Bœuf and Régis Campo, he obtained a First Prize for composition in 2004. He also has a master’s degree in the Sciences and Techniques of Image and Sound, and he co-founded, with Sébastien Boin, the ensemble C. Barré.
His language has developed within the continuity of art music of the 20th century, with a opening onto traditional forms of music and jazz. Captivated by composers such as Philippe Hersant, Henri Dutilleux and George Benjamin, he forged his own style, seeking lyrical, sensitive forms of expression, with a strong attachment to rhythm and musical energy.
Expressive architecture and coloured textures are revealed in his chamber works (Avide, Aride, Acide for clarinet, 2003), his symphonic music (Les indociles for violin and orchestra, 2011), vocal and choral works (Préface en prose for reciter, chorus and chamber orchestra, 2007) and operatic compositions. With a passion for the voice, dramaturgy, scenography and stage arts generally, he has composed notably the chamber opera Médée Kali (2012), premiered at the GMEM Festival in Marseilles and then Vanda (2016), premiered at the Opera of Reims, given again at the Opera of Avignon and Toulon.