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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).
A French composer born October 12, 1958.
A pianist by training, Michel Pascal studied at both the Conservatory and the University of Aix-en-Provence, at the Marseilles Conservatory and at the Paris Conservatory in the class of Guy Reibel.
The founder of the Studio Instrumental, he has sought to develop, with new technologies and electronics, the unexplored relations between gesture and sound. He has collaborated with artistes from various horizons, practising both notated music and improvisation (Armand Angster, Joëlle Léandre, Alex Grillo…).
A French composer born August 20, 1937 in Faverolles.
An organist and harpsichordist by training, Jean-Louis Petit studied at the Rheims Conservatory, and later at the Paris Conservatory (class of Olivier Messiaen). He took advanced classes in conducting with Léon Barzin (Schola Cantorum) and also with Igor Markevitch and Pierre Boulez.
A conductor, he founded the Orchestre Jean-Louis Petit, appearing in many countries and taking part in the rediscovery of the repertory by recording many discs of baroque music. In Ville d’Avray, he directed the École Nationale de Musique and founded the Atelier Musique de Ville d’Avray (1974) with which he issued many commissions.
A French composer born September 9, 1977 in Bagnolet.
Largely autodidact, Jonathan Pontier trained at the ENM of Montreuil then at the Paris Conservatory, where he obtained a prize for composition and new technologies.
An Italian composer and organist born May 5, 1973 in Pise.
Francesco Filidei studied the organ and composition at the Florence Conservatory before taking advanced classes in Zurich with Salvatore Sciarrino, Sylvano Bussotti and Jean Guillou. At the Paris Conservatory (1999-2005) he was a pupil of Marco Stroppa, Frédéric Durieux and Michaël Levinas. He completed his training at Ircam (composition course) and at Royaumont (Voix Nouvelles).
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).
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 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.
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L'EPÉE Frédéric (1955)
ERBER James-Edwin (1951)
ESCAICH Thierry (1965)
ESSYAD Ahmed (1938)
ESTAGER Jean-François (1949)
ESTRADA Julio (1943)
EVANGELISTA Jose (1943)
FABER Francis (1952)
FAHRES Michaël (1951)
FALCINELLI Rolande (1920-2006)
FANO Michel (1929)
FANTAPIE Henri-Claude (1938)
FARAGO Pierre (1969)
FATUS Claude (1954)
FAVORY Jean-Baptiste (1967)
FAVOTTI Gino (1962)
FAVRE Marc (1954)
FAVRE Marin (1956)
FAYOLLE Coralie (1960)
FEDELE Ivan (1953)
FELDHANDLER Jean-Christophe (1962)
FÉNELON Philippe (1952)
FENIGSTEIN Victor (1924)
FERNEYHOUGH Brian (1943)
FERON Alain (1954)
FERRARI Luc (1929-2005)
FERRERO Lorenzo (1951)