A French composer born March 15, 1931 in Mantes-la-Jolie.
Pierre Uga studied at the conservatories of Mulhouse, Bordeaux and Tours. He took advanced classes at the Schola Cantorum, where in particular he developed his knowledge of modal counterpoint, composition and orchestration. His teachers include Pierre Lantier, Louis Forestier, Daniel-Lesur and Pierre Wissmer.
After having practised as a musician in light-music orchestras and a teacher of artistic instruction at the École Nationale de Musique of Le Mans (1970-1999), Uga devoted himself entirely to composition. He writes for all combinations, chamber music, vocal and choral music, incidental music as well as many teaching pieces. His works include La malle magique, an opera for children premiered in 2003 by the Ensemble Instrumental de la Mayenne and 800 children conducted by Yves Parmentier, a work revived in 2005 in Peking on the occasion of l’Année de la France en Chine; Le cavalier de l'erreur, song for tenor, mezzo-soprano, violin, cello and piano, to a text taken from Poèmes de vie et de mort by Abû-al-Atâhiya, first performed by Christophe Crapez, Eva Gruber and the Trio Werther at the Péniche Opéra in 2005; Violin Concerto in G, first performed by Vinh Pham and the Sinfonietta de Paris conducted by Dominique Fanal in Paris, 2007; Fantaisie for clarinet and strings, first performed by Anne-Lise Clément and the Orchestre des Concerts du Mans conducted by Dominique Fanal in the Chapelle de l’Oratoire in Le Mans in 2017; La jeune Tarentine for four solo voices and orchestra, to a text by André Chénier, first performed by Diana Higbee, Isabel Soccoja, Yves Vandenbussche, Roméo Fidanza and the Orchestre des Concerts du Mans conducted by Dominique Fanal in Notre Dame de Sainte-Croix in Le Mans, 2018.