A French composer born in 1968 in Paris.
A qualified mathematician and economist of the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l’Administration Économique, the holder of a science DEA from the École Normale Supérieure, who has been composing since the age of 7, Fabien Lévy devoted himself fully to music from 1994. After a childhood spent studying the piano and the organ, he entered the Paris Conservatory (1995), notably following the teaching of Gérard Grisey, Marco Stroppa, Michaël Levinas, Marc-André Dalbavie, Gilles Leothaud and Luis Naon. He also pursued university studies and became a doctor in musicology, a licentiate of the EHESS. In residence at the Villa Medici (2003), he subsequently taught orchestration at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin (2004-2006). After six years (2006-2012) as assistant composition teacher at the Columbia University in New York, he was appointed senior composition teacher at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold (Germany). In his works, Fabien Lévy exploits the possibilities of instrumental play and develops a poetic of tone-colour. He is also interested in cultural reception, creating perceptive illusions from paradoxes. His output, covering all genres, includes Coïncidences (1999), Durch in memoriam G. Grisey (1998), Hérédo-Ribotes (2001), Soliloque sur X, X et X... (2002), A propos (2008).