A French composer born March 21, 1953 in Annecy.
Philippe Moënne-Loccoz studied at the Geneva Conservatory in the electroacoustic composition class of Rainer Boesch. In parallel he followed classes with Philippe Albéra and made some crucial encounters, notably with Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Tristan Murail and Alain Savouret.See complete biography
A French composer of Polish origin born May 13, 1949 in Bydgoszcz (Poland).
Piotr Moss studied at the Higher Music School of Warsaw (1968-1972), notably with Grazyna Bacewicz and Piotr Perkowski. He completed his training with Krzysztof Penderecki and later in Paris with Nadia Boulanger.
At first a composer of illustrative music for Polish theatre and radio, he received, after settling in France, many commissions for ‘pure’ music, particularly state commissions (Incontri for orchestra, 1981; Récit II for violin and orchestra, 2005) and from Radio France (Défets, oratorio, 1987; Fresques for orchestra, 1998).See complete biography
A French composer born July 17, 1947 in La Bourboule.
A pianist and organist by training, François Nicolas, with a diploma from the École Polytechnique, chose the path of composition after meeting the American composer Robert Carl. Then an unregistered student at the Paris Conservatory, he notably followed the classes of Michel Philippot, and completed his piano studies with Carlos Roque Alsina. He attended the summer academies of Acanthes, Darmstadt and Ircam, where he met Mauricio Kagel, Luciano Berio and Brian Ferneyhough.See complete biography
A French composer born June 6, 1924 in Paris who died November 12, 2008 in Paris.
A pupil of Olivier Messiaen and Simone Plé-Caussade at the Paris Conservatory, Serge Nigg subsequently completed his training with René Leibowitz who initiated him into dodecaphonism. With this he composed Variations for piano and ten instruments (1946), the first strictly dodecaphonic French work. Serge Nigg subsequently distanced himself from serialism, his political convictions guiding him towards a kind of music more accessible to everyone.See complete biography
An Argentine composer born June 14, 1960 in Buenos Aires (Argentina).See complete biography
A French composer born July 14, 1947 in Orléans.See complete biography
A German composer and conductor born January 29, 1971.
After instrumental training (piano, violin, percussion), Matthias Pintscher studied conducting with Peter Eötvös as well as composition with Giselher Klebe in Detmold and Manfred Trojahn in Düsseldorf. He also met Hans Werner Henze during the summer classes at Montepulciano. With his first opera, Thomas Chatterton (1998) he achieved international recognition. He was invited all over the world and in 2008 Pierre Boulez conducted the premiere of his Osiris with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.See complete biography
A Spanish composer born March 10, 1967 in Valladolid (Spain).
Alberto Posadas studied music first in Valladolid then in Madrid and studied composition with Francisco Guerrero.See complete biography
A French composer and conductor born June 3, 1933 in Sainte-Savine.See complete biography
An American composer born October 3, 1936 in New York.
A pianist and a percussionist, with a degree in philosophy, Steve Reich studied composition with the jazz player Hall Overton as well as at the Juilliard School. Il obtained a Master of Arts degree in music at Mills College after following the classes of Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud while steeping himself in jazz. In 1966 he founded his own ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, and this gave him a suitable framework for his experimental form of composition.See complete biography