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A French composer born July 29, 1975 in Châtenay-Malabry.
A saxophonist by training, Sebastian Rivas evolved within the domains of jazz, rock and improvisation before turning towards the piano and composition. After his university studies in Buenos Aires, he completed his apprenticeship with Sergio Ortega (Pantin Conservatory) and Ivan Fedele (Strasburg Conservatory). He also followed the courses and masterclasses of the Centre Acanthes, Royaumont as well as the computer composition course of Ircam (2004).
A French composer born May 2, 1975 in Lyons.
A pupil of Robert Pascal and of Denis Lorrain, Raphaèle Biston obtained a degree in 2007 from the Lyons Conservatory.
A Canadian composer born April 15, 1981 in Kincardine (Canada).
An oboist, Samuel Andreyev studied composition at the Royal Toronto Conservatory and the Paris Conservatory in the class of Frédéric Durieux. He also followed masterclasses with Brian Ferneyhough, Heinz Holliger, Michael Jarrell and Klaus Huber as well as a computer music course at Ircam, before obtaining a residency at the Casa de Velázquez (2012-2013).
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A French composer born April 8, 1928 in Paris, who died December 11, 2005.
A choirmaster when already a teenager, François Vercken composed choral music as an autodidact. At the age of 27 he entered the Schola Cantorum, studying counterpoint with Daniel-Lesur, harmony and composition with Serge Nigg. Passionately fond of jazz, which reverberates throughout his brass quintet Marina de Talaris (1969), he has shown great curiosity with regard to composers of the Renaissance (Fanfares en mémoire de Claude Lejeune, 1982) and such classical composers as Joseph Haydn or his contemporaries Maurice Ohana, Henri Dutilleux and Guy Reibel.
An English composer born January 2, 1905 in London, who died January 8, 1998 in London.
A pianist by training, Michael Tippett studied at the Royal College of Music in London (1923-1928), where he was the pupil of, notably, Charles Wood and C.H. Kitson for composition. Dissatisfied with his earliest works, he destroyed them and then took advanced classes in counterpoint with R.O. Morris, as well as in fugue and orchestration.
A French composer born May 30, 1925 in Fleury-sur-Andelle, who died February 14, 1998.
A pianist and organist by training, Claude Prey studied harmony and composition at the Paris Conservatory in the classes of Olivier Messiaen and Darius Milhaud. At the same time he won a degree in letters as well as a higher diploma in aesthetics at the Sorbonne, before embarking on a series of journeys that led him to discover the tales and folk music of the Amerindians of South America and also the French folklore of Canada.
A Polish composer and conductor born November 23, 1933 in Debica.
A violinist and pianist by training, Krzysztof Penderecki studied composition at the Krakow Music Academy (1954-1958) notably with Artur Malawski and Stanislaw Wiechowicz. He rapidly acquired international fame with his first works in the serial vein (Strophen, 1959 ; Anaklasis, 1960).
A French composer born June 21, 1958 in Saint-Omer.
After his studies at the Paris Conservatory (Pierre Schaeffer, Guy Reibel) and at the University of California San Diego (Roger Reynolds, Jean-Charles François), Nicolas Vérin collaborated with many composers and institutions, including Pierre Henry, Vinko Globokar, Michaël Levinas, Ircam, Ina-GRM. He teaches electro-acoustic and instrumental composition at the Evry Conservatory.
A French composer born July 3, 1927 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, who died March 18, 2016 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Jean Prodromidès entered the Paris Conservatory in 1945, where he followed in particular the classes of Olivier Messiaen, Noël Gallon and Louis Fourestier before completing his training with René Leibowitz.
DUFOURT Hugues (1943)
DUHAMEL Antoine (1925-2014)
DULAT Philippe (1956)
DUMITRESCU Iancu (1944)
DUMOND Arnaud (1950)
DUMONT Aurélien (1980)
DUPÉ Benjamin (1976)
DUPIN Marc-Olivier (1954)
DUPRAZ Dominique (1947)
DURAND Joël-François (1954)
DURIEUX Frédéric (1959)
DURUPT Laurent (1978)
DURVILLE Philippe (1957)
DUSAPIN Pascal (1955)
DUTILLEUX Henri (1916-2013)
DZIERLATKA Arié (1933)
ECKERT Gerald (1960)
EKMAN Fredrik (1965)
EL-KHOURY Bechara (1957)
ELOIRE Jean-Claude (1947)
ELOY Christian (1945)
ELOY Jean-Claude (1938)
EMLER Andy (1958)
ENCINAR José-Ramon (1954)
EÖTVÖS Peter (1944)
L'EPÉE Frédéric (1955)
ERBER James-Edwin (1951)