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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.
Bernard De VIENNE
A French composer born July 2, 1957 in Tunis.
A flautist, Bernard de Vienne trained with Renaud François, Alain Marion, Maxence Larrieu and Jean-Pierre Rampal, and joined the ensemble Musique Vivante conducted by Diego Masson. In parallel he studied musicology at the University of Paris VIII, found an interest in ethnomusicology and gained a master’s degree under the direction of Daniel Charles and Francis Bayer. He completed his self-taught apprenticeship in composition with Carlos Roqué Alsina.
A French composer born March 28, 1949 in Limoges.
A flautist by training, Patrice Fouillaud studied at the Limoges Conservatory. He then began a career as an orchestral musician and music education teacher before following a composition course at the Accademia Chigiana in Sienna with Franco Donatoni (1979). He followed advanced classes at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome (1980-1982), where he won a First Prize for composition.
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.
A French composer born December 8, 1930 in Château-Thierry.
Alain Weber studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with René Challan (harmony), Noël Gallon (counterpoint and fugue), Tony Aubin (composition) and Olivier Messiaen (analysis and musical philosophy). In 1952 he won the Prix de Rome as well as the Prix Sogeda for his ballet Le petit jeu (1951).
A Belgian composer born February 23, 1960.
Claude Ledoux studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and music at the Royal Liège Conservatory in Belgium. In 1980 came a decisive meeting with Tristan Murail. Claude Ledoux obtained a masters degree in music sciences at Liège University after following classes in musical analysis with Célestin Deliège and in composition with Frédéric Rzewski, Philippe Boesmans and Henri Pousseur.
A Korean composer born July 14, 1961 in Seoul.
A French composer and conductor born May 18, 1957 in Reims.
A French composer born March 21, 1953 in Annecy.
Philippe Moënne-Loccoz studied at the Geneva Conservatory in the electroacoustic composition class of Rainer Boesch. In parallel he followed classes with Philippe Albéra and made some crucial encounters, notably with Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, Tristan Murail and Alain Savouret.
Peter MAXWELL DAVIES
A British composer and conductor born September 8, 1934 in Manchester (United Kingdom) who died March 14, 2016 In Orkney Islands (Scotland).
After studying at the Royal Manchester College of Music (1952-1956) and at Manchester University, Peter Maxwell Davies pursued his studies in Rome with Goffredo Petrassi, then at Princeton in the USA (1962-1964), notably with Milton Babitt.
KELLER Patrick (1955)
KERGOMARD Henri (1961)
KESSLER Thomas (1937)
KESTELLIKIAN Cyril (1972)
KETTING Otto (1935)
KIEFFER Detlef (1944)
KISHINO Malika (1971)
KLEIN Jean-Pierre (1945)
KNAPIK Eugeniusz (1951)
KOERING René (1940)
KOJOUKHAROV Vladimir (1936)
KOLB Barbara (1939)
KOMIVES Janos (1932-2005)
KOPELENT Marek (1932)
KORELIS Petros (1955)
KORTEKANGAS Olli (1955)
KOSZEGHY Peter (1971)
KOURLIANDSKI Dmitri (1976)
KOWALCZYK Marc (1973)
KOZELUHOVA Jitka (1966)
KRAUZE Zygmunt (1938)
KRAWCZYK Franck (1969)
KRIER Yves (1956)
KROPFL Francisco (1931)
KUFFLER Eugénie (1949)
KUPPER Leo (1935)
KURTAG György (1926)
KURTZ Eugène (1923-2006)