A French composer born May 4, 1960 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Béatrice Thiriet studied at the Versailles Conservatory in the classes of Jean Aubin and Solange Ancona. Her interest in style as well as in the theatre and the cinema directed her quite naturally towards incidental music. Opera and film music thus became her preferred genres.
In 1993 she wrote the music for the film Petits Arrangements avec les morts by Pascale Ferran, with whom she began a long collaboration (Lady Chatterley, 2006; Bird people, 2014). She also worked with many film and television directors, such as Dominique Cabrera, Jacques Deschamps, Radu Miailheanu, Joël Farges, Marc Esposito, Pierre Javaux, Xavier Durringer, Eyal Sivan. Each of her original compositions is embedded in the film while retaining its own dramaturgy, in the pace of the interventions, the recurrence of the themes and their developments. In search of appropriate colours, Thiriet displays considerable eclecticism: symphonic music, electronic music, techno, traditional, chansons, jazz, rap…
She also composes works for the concert hall, for varied formations: vocal works (Lettres d’Algérie, collage for soloist, chorus and chamber orchestra, 2000; Vogelstar, song for chorus and orchestra, 2006), symphonic works (Mondial symphonia, 1987; L’invitation au voyage, 2005), operas and music theatre (Nouvelles histoires d’elle, chamber opera, 2001) as well as chamber music (Fortune cookies for piano and murmured poetry, 2003).
As a journalist and music critic, Béatrice Thiriet also makes short films. Since 2018 she has been teaching film music at the École Normale in Paris.