A French composer born October 22, 1966 in Amiens.
A pianist by training, Pascale Lazarus studied at the Amiens Conservatory, the Paris Conservatory and the Grenoble Conservatory, where she obtained a DEM for composition in the class of Arnaud Petit. She initiated herself into jazz improvisation for two years in Tarrytown (USA) and continues to improvise, notably to accompany dance shows and classes. With an engineering diploma from the Compiègne Technology University, she followed a course at Ircam as part of a DEA in systems management.
Lazarus devotes herself to composition and teaching. The holder of a CA degree in music training, she develops, particularly at the Poitiers Conservatory where she runs a creativity workshop, a form of pedagogy based on musical invention.
She composes for various formations: symphony orchestra (Enfance, 2004), string ensemble (Fils et neige, 2005), chamber music (Prélude-Montagne bleue for string quartet, 2015; Enluminure, duet for cellos, 2017), mixed chorus (Le prophète, 2008), as well as for dance (Pour Riina, music for the dance show Pa’ha with choreography by Riina Koïvisto, 2004). Pascale Lazarus works notably on tone-colour and sound matter in a harmonic context. She has also poems and texts that contribute to her creative work as in the case of her opera Le roi Mikado (2012) and her poetic and musical suite on the theme of femininity: En robe de mots for instrumental quintet, spoken and singing voices and electronics (2017).