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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).
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 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 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.
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 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).
The Composer at Work: Xu YiFilmed interview Interviewed by: Michèle Tosi
A Polish composer and conductor born November 23, 1933 in Debica, died March 29, 2020 in Krakow.
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).
FERREYRA Beatriz (1937)
FIJAL Anne-Marie (1942)
FILIDEI Francesco (1973)
FINALY Marc-Hugo (1935)
FINEBERG Joshua (1969)
FINNISSY Michaël (1946)
FINZI Graciane (1945)
FISCHER Michel (1948)
FLAMMER Ernst Helmuth (1949)
FLEURY Patrick (1951)
FLORENTZ Jean-Louis (1947-2004)
FOCCROULLE Bernard (1953)
FOISON Michèle (1942)
FOMBELLE Alain De (1940)
FONTYN Jacqueline (1930)
FORAY Claude (1933)
FORGET Philippe (1970)
FORLIVESI Carlo (1971)
FORT Bernard (1954)
FOUAD Hani (1950)
FOUILLAUD Patrice (1949)
FOURCHOTTE Alain (1943)
FOURES Henry (1948)
FOURNIER Marie-Hélène (1963)
FRAISSE Isabelle (1944)
FRANÇAIX Jean (1912-1997)
FRANCESCHINI Matteo (1979)
FRANCESCONI Luca (1956)