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A Japanese composer born August 6, 1977 in Osaka (Japan).
A pianist by training, Kenji Sakai studied composition at the University for Music and the Fine Arts of Kyoto then at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Frédéric Durieux, Allain Gaussin, Marco Stroppa and Luis Naon. He completed his training at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva with Michael Jarrell and Ircam.
In residence at the Casa de Velázquez (2012-2013) and at the Villa Medici (2015-2016), he was subsequently composer in residence with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra (2017-2020).
A French composer and singer born in Toulouse in 1966.
After studying letters at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris and undertaking university research on the works of Georges Perec and Jules Verne, Vincent Bouchot chose to devote himself solely to music. He joined the choir of the Chapelle Royale before becoming a member of the ensemble Clément Jannequin. He specialised in both the polyphony of the Renaissance and contemporary creation. Many vocal pieces have been written for him and he has taken part in first performances of operas, including Leçons d’enfer by Henri Pousseur, Forever Valley by Gérard Pesson, Outsider by Alexandros Markeas and Chantier Woyzeck by Aurélien Dumont.
A French composer, violinist and conductor born February 25, 1989 in Toulouse.
Benjamin Attahir studied at the Toulouse Conservatory, the Paris Regional Conservatory (class of Edith Canat de Chizy) and then at the main Paris Conservatory, where he followed the teaching of Marc-André Dalbavie and Gérard Pesson.
A French composer born in 1979.
A pianist by training, François Meïmoun studied at the Conservatory of Angers and then the Paris Conservatory, notably with Michael Levinas (musical analysis) and Allain Gaussin (composition). He wrote a thesis at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales entitled La construction du langage de Pierre Boulez, 1942-1948.
An heir to Ravel, he set to music poems of Antonin Artaud (Tara, 2012, commissioned by the Festival of Chaillol), Arthur Rimbaud (String quartet IV, Fragments d'un journal d'enfer, 2013, commissioned by the ProQuartet), Paul Celan (Partie de neige, 2015) and also Géraldine Aïdan (Les pas mêlés, 2011, commissioned by the festival Zeitkunst in Berlin).
A Greek composer born September 17, 1965 in Athens (Greece).
A pianist trained in Athens, Georgia Spiropoulos also studied jazz before working as an instrumentalist, arranger and transcriber of orally transmitted Greek music.
She subsequently settled in Paris, studied instrumental and electroacoustic composition with Philippe Leroux and followed the composition and computer music course of Ircam.
A laureate of the Villa Medici Fuori I Muri prize in the USA, she then undertook in New York research into the interactive interfaces and the capture of conductors’ gestures.
A French composer born April 20, 1980 in Nantes.
A pianist by training, Nicolas Mondon took advanced classes in vocal accompaniment and improvisation. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Michaël Levinas, Yan Maresz, Alexandros Markeas and Gérard Pesson. He also followed the composition session of Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (2005) and the music computing course of Ircam (2009-2012).
In 2012, with musicians from the Paris Conservatory, he founded the variable ensemble InSoliTus, an ensemble devoted to the diffusion of today’s music.
A French composer born January 19, 1977 in Brest.
Benoît Menut studied at the Brest Conservatory (violin, trumpet) then at the Regional Paris Conservatory before entering the main Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Jacques Castérède, Jacques Charpentier and Alain Mabit. At the same time he studied with Olivier Greif (1998-2000).
A Hungarian composer born November 2, 1974 in Budapest.
A pianist by training, Krisztina Megyeri studied at the Franz Liszt Music Academy of Budapest before taking advanced classes in France, notably the Lyons Conservatory and the Boulogne-Billancourt Conservatory. She completed her training by attending many masterclasses and by a composition course at Ircam. In 2011 she presented a doctoral thesis on the dramaturgy and æsthetics of contemporary opera at the Franz Liszt Music Academy.
A French composer and organist born July 4, 1939 in Dijon.
With a diploma from the Institut Grégorien of Paris in 1959, Jean-Pierre Leguay continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory with Simone Plé-Caussade, Rolande Falcinelli and Olivier Messiaen. Titular organist at the church of Notre-Dame-des-Champs in Paris and then co-titular at the cathedral of Notre-Dame, Paris, he has led a career as organist and improviser, recording many discs of music from the 17th to the 21st centuries, while still devoting himself to composition.
A French composer born April 10, 1926 in Paris who died April 6, 2014.
A pianist by training, Jacques Castérède studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Tony Aubin and Olivier Messiaen. he won first prizes for piano and composition as well as the Prix de Rome with La boîte de Pandore (1953).
DAOUST Yves (1946)
DARBELLAY Jean-Luc (1946)
DARTIGOLLES Jean-Bernard (1949)
DAUBRESSE Eric (1954-2018)
DAUDIN CLAVAUD François (1959)
DAYER Xavier (1972)
DAZZI Gualtiero (1960)
DEAN Brett (1961)
DECLEIRE Vincent (1966)
DECOUST Michel (1936)
DEFAYE Jean-Michel (1932)
DEFOSSEZ Patrick (1959)
DEHORS Laurent (1964)
DEJOURS Olivier (1950)
DEL PUERTO David (1964)
DELAISTIER Maurice (1951)
DELPLACE Stéphane (1953)
DEMIER Philippe (1960)
DEMIERRE Jacques (1954)
DENCH Chris (1953)
DENEUVE Michel (1955)
DENIS Didier (1947)
DENISOV Edison (1929-1996)
DEPRAZ Raymond (1915-2005)
DESSY Jean-Paul (1963)
DESY Thomas (1967)
DEVILLERS Jean-Baptiste (1953)
DHERMY Jean-Louis (1950)