A French composer born September 13, 1945 in Paris.
In parallel to a mathematics course, Alain Louvier studied music at the Paris Conservatory, where he obtained nine First Prizes. His teachers included, notably, Tony Aubin (composition), Olivier Messiaen (analysis) and Manuel Rosenthal (conducting). Winning the First Grand Prix de Rome in 1968 opened the doors of the Villa Medici for him. He resided there until 1972, when new responsibilities were offered. It was at this time indeed that, without ever ceasing to compose, Alain Louvier took charge of the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory and also launched a career as a conductor. As a conservatory director, he strove to encourage the rejuvenation of the teaching repertory through a policy of commissioning works from very many composers whenever, as a conductor, he showed particular interest in creation. As director of the Paris Conservatory (1986-1991), he taught analysis (1992-2009) while at the same time giving classes in orchestration at the Paris Regional Conservatory. His music, that has been awarded many prizes, opens up new perspectives, renews keyboard technique (Études pour agresseurs), frequently uses micro-intervals (Le Clavecin non tempéré), applying to sounds research undertaken in scientific fields (Isola dei Numeri) and integrating, as the case may be, new technologies (Un gamelan à Paris). Alain Louvier was appointed director of the Boulogne-Billancourt Regional Conservatory in May 2009.