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A Japanese composer born January 1st, 1955 in Hiroshima.
Toshio Hosokawa studied the piano, harmony and counterpoint in Japan before becoming a pupil of Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin (1976). He completed his training at the Hochschule für Musik in Fribourg in Brisgau (1983-1986) with Klaus Huber and Brian Ferneyhough. The founder, in 1989, of a contemporary music festival in Akiyoshidai (Japan), he was then appointed composer in residence with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and then director of the International Music Festival in Takefu and was invited to all the leading festivals of contemporary music in Europe.
A French composer born January 1st, 1956 in Tournan-en-Brie.
A guitarist by training, Philippe Mion studied at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Pierre Schaeffer and Guy Reibel, as well as at the Paris-Sorbonne University (1974-1978). The discovery of electroacoustic music was a revelation; he collaborated in the activities of the GRM, became a producer for Radio France (1979-1982) and appeared as a performer of acousmatic works.
A French composer born June 6, 1924 in Paris who died November 12, 2008 in Paris.
A pupil of Olivier Messiaen and Simone Plé-Caussade at the Paris Conservatory, Serge Nigg subsequently completed his training with René Leibowitz who initiated him into dodecaphonism. With this he composed Variations for piano and ten instruments (1946), the first strictly dodecaphonic French work. Serge Nigg subsequently distanced himself from serialism, his political convictions guiding him towards a kind of music more accessible to everyone.
A French composer born October 22, 1935 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Thérèse Brenet studied at the Paris Conservatory in the classes of Jean Rivier, Darius Milhaud, Maurice Duruflé, Noël Gallon and Henri Dutilleux. Winning the Grand Prix de Rome in 1965 (Les visions prophétiques de Cassandre), she then followed a career as composer and teacher of musical training at the Paris Conservatory.
A Canadian composer of Spanish origin born August 5, 1943 in Valencia (Spain).
A pianist by training, José Evangelista studied composition with Vicente Asencio at the Valencia Conservatory in Spain and thereafter with André Prévost at Montreal University and with Bruce Mather at McGill University (Canada).
An American composer born October 3, 1936 in New York.
A pianist and a percussionist, with a degree in philosophy, Steve Reich studied composition with the jazz player Hall Overton as well as at the Juilliard School. Il obtained a Master of Arts degree in music at Mills College after following the classes of Luciano Berio and Darius Milhaud while steeping himself in jazz. In 1966 he founded his own ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, and this gave him a suitable framework for his experimental form of composition.
An Italian composer born in 1956 in Bursto Arsizio (Italy).
A British composer born July 15, 1934 in Lancashire (United Kingdom).
An American composer born October 24, 1929 in Charleston (United States).
George Crumb studied at the universities of Illinois and Michigan and at the Berkshire Music Center as well as in Berlin, notably with Boris Blacher. A laureate of many prizes, including the Pulitzer Prize for Echoes of Time and the River (1967), and Unesco’s International Composers’ Rostrum, hailed all over the world, his music is characterised by poetic sensitivity, evocative power and great concision.
A Polish composer born December 6, 1933 in Czernica, who died October 12, 2010 in Katowice (Poland).
A violinist by training, Henryk Gorecki studied composition at the Katowice Music Academy with Bolesław Szabelski, then in Paris, where he met Pierre Boulez, and in Germany with Karlheinz Stockhausen. Subsequently he never left Poland, impregnating his works with the culture and soul of his native land.
GOUINGUENE Christian (1941)
GOUTTENOIRE Philippe (1962)
GRANADEL Patrice (1963)
GRAND Gilles (1958)
GRATON Jean-Loup (1953)
GRATZER Carlos (1956)
GREIF Olivier (1950-2000)
GRIGORIU Théodor (1926-2014)
GRISEY Gérard (1946-1998)
GROULT Christine (1950)
GRUBER Heinz Karl (1943)
GUBLER Rico (1972)
GUÉDY Fabrice (1961)
GUERINEL Lucien (1930)
GUERRERO Francisco (1951-1997)
GUILLOU Jean (1930-2019)
GUINJOAN Joan (1931)
GUIOT Raymond (1930)
GUIRAL Pierre (1958)
GUIRE John-Mac (1942)
GUO Wen-Jing (1956)
GUY Barry (1947)
GUYONNET Jacques (1933)
HAAS Georg Friedrich (1953)
HADDAD Karim (1962)
HADDAD Saed (1972)
HAIM Philippe (1967)
HALFFTER Cristóbal (1930)