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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.
A French composer born August 1st, 1980 in Paris.
Florent Motsch studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Marc-André Dalbavie and Frédéric Durieux. In parallel he gained a musicology degree from the Sorbonne University, Paris. A laureate of the Beaumarchais Foundation, he has also won several prizes since 2008 and was in residence at the Casa de Velàzquez from 2010 to 2012. He has received commissions from the French State (Cinq paysages avec figures absentes, 2009), from Radio France (El beso, 2012) and from private foundations.
A French composer born May 20, 1979 in Bourg-en-Bresse.
A saxophonist and guitarist by training, Karl Naegelen is interested in all kinds of music, from jazz to rock, from classical to contemporary music. He studied at the Lyons Conservatory, notably with Robert Pascal and Denis Lorrain, as well as at the Musikhochschule of Hamburg.
Passionately fond of improvisation and extra-European music, he has made several trips to Surakarta in Indonesia seeking to conserve, in his own style, the smoothness and spontaneity characteristic of music in oral traditions through a constant quest for qualities of sound and tone-colour.
An English composer born June 10, 1960 in Corringham (Essex).
A pianist by training, Mark-Anthony Turnage was nurtured on classical music together with traditional music and jazz. He studied at the Royal College of Music in London with Olivier Knussen and John Lambert and then with Gunther Schuller at Tanglewood in the USA.
A French pianist, composer and arranger born November 14, 1943 in Vaires-sur-Marne.
A pianist by training, Jean-Claude Petit studied at the Paris Conservatory before turning towards jazz and accompanying notably Dexter Gordon and Kenny Clarke. He then turned to popular song, becoming an arranger, orchestrator and composer for Julien Clerc, Gilbert Bécaud, Serge Lama, Claude François and others. He has also collaborated with stage musicals (La Révolution française; 36 Front populaire) and has conducted leading classical orchestras (London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, etc.).
The Composer at Work: Pierre JodlowskiFilmed interview Interviewed by: Grégoire Tosser
A French composer, teacher and conductor born February 18, 1960.
A guitarist by training, and a pupil of Alberto Ponce, Philippe Démier studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Marius Constant, Michel Merlet and Claude Ballif.
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)
ESCAICH Thierry (1965)