A French composer, orchestrator and pianist born June 10, 1974.
An oboist and pianist in the classical tradition, Olivier Calmel studied music theory with Dominique Rossi, orchestration with Guillaume Connesson at the Aubervilliers Conservatory and also followed a jazz and improvisation course at the Institut Art Culture Perception in Paris. Over the years he has constructed a highly individual world showing a range of influences, from classical music to jazz via rock. He has appeared as a performer in many venues and festivals (Théâtre du Châtelet, Grand Rex, Enghien Jazz Festival, Jazz à Montmartre, etc.).
A German composer born January 1st, 1962 in Murnau (Germany).
A violinist by training, Johannes Schöllhorn studied composition with Klaus Huber and Emmanuel Nunes, as well as conducting with Peter Eötvös.
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) who died August 14, 2021.
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.
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 French composer born February 20, 1980 in Nantes.
A pianist by training, Nicolas Mondon took advanced classes in vocal accompaniment and improvisation. He studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Michaël Levinas, Yan Maresz, Alexandros Markeas and Gérard Pesson. He also followed the composition session of Voix Nouvelles in Royaumont (2005) and the music computing course of Ircam (2009-2012).
In 2012, with musicians from the Paris Conservatory, he founded the variable ensemble InSoliTus, an ensemble devoted to the diffusion of today’s music.
A French composer born January 19, 1977 in Brest.
Benoît Menut studied at the Brest Conservatory (violin, trumpet) then at the Regional Paris Conservatory before entering the main Paris Conservatory, notably in the classes of Jacques Castérède, Jacques Charpentier and Alain Mabit. At the same time he studied with Olivier Greif (1998-2000).