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Dominique De WILLIENCOURT
A French composer born December 11, 1959 in Lille.
A cellist by training, Dominique de Williencourt is a disciple of the cellists André Navarra, Philippe Muller, Mstislav Rostropovich and of the composer Jean Hubeau. A instrumentalist of renown, he has appeared throughout the world and has won the Grand Prix of the Académie du Disque. Many composers have dedicated works to him, among them Nicolas Bacri, Thierry Lancino, Jean-Louis Florentz and François Vercken.
President of the association Pour que l’Esprit Vive (residencies and the Académie de la Prée), artistic director of the music production company Europ & Art, organiser of musical cruises, he is also, with Jean Ferrandis, the founder of the Ensemble EDGEDE.
A French composer born June 25, 1977 in Thionville.
Gilles Schuehmacher studied at the Regional Conservatory and at the University of Lyons and later at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Alain Mabit, Michèle Reverdy and Emmanuel Nunes. He also followed composition seminars at the Centre Acanthes and Royaumont.
A French and Lebanese composer born March 18, 1957 in Beyrouth (Lebanon).
A pianist by training, Bechara El-Khoury began his music studies in Beirut in 1969 and became choirmaster of the Saint Élie church in Antelias. In 1979 he took advanced classes in Paris with Pierre Petit (composition and orchestration) and settled in France.
Imbued with the history of his native land, he composed a Lebanese trilogy comprising a first symphony, Les Ruines de Beyrouth (1985), his first symphonic poem, Le Liban en flammes (1980) and a Requiem for orchestra (1980), dedicated to the martyrs of the war.
R. Murray SCHAFER
A Canadian composer, ecologist, theorist and teacher born July 18, 1933 in Sarnia (Canada).
A pianist by training, having studied at the Royal Conservatory, the University of Toronto as well as the Royal School of Music in London, Raymond Murray Schafer also taught himself journalism, languages, literature and philosophy.
In the 1960s he undertook research into sound ecology and developed the concept of sound landscape. In his best-known work, The Tuning of the world (1977), he studied the social, scientific and artistic aspects of sound and documented the results of the World Soundscape Project he cofounded in 1969. In the field of music education, his innovative pedagogical theories are applied in, notably, South America, Japan and Scandinavia.
An Italian composer born April 19, 1983.
A flautist trained at the Rome Conservatory, Clara Iannotta performed as a member of several orchestras before turning to composition. She then studied notably with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory and Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatory. She completed her training with the computer assisted composition course at Ircam and prepared a doctorate in composition at Harvard (2014-2018).
An Italian composer born October 28, 1979 in Trento (Italy).
A clarinettist by training, Matteo Franceschini studied composition with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory before taking advanced studies with Azio Corghi at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome, then in France at Ircam, where he followed the composition and computer music course (2006-2008).
He has won many prizes and has received commissions, notably from the French state, the Venice Biennial (Legenda for violin and ensemble, 2007), Rheims Opera, the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France (Exercices de styles, 2010), the RAI.
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).
DAO Nguyen Thien (1940-2015)
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)