A French composer born January 19, 1946 in Paris.
Claire Schapira studied the piano, notably with Marguerite Long, before obtaining a diploma for virtuosity in the harpsichord class of Huguette Dreyfus as well as a diploma in electro-acoustics in that of Jean-Étienne Marie at the Schola Cantorum (1971). In residence at the Villa Medici (1976-1978), she subsequently studied at Ircam.
Schapira is both a self-taught composer and a professional harpsichord player, though this latter career was cut short by an accident.
A multi-facetted artiste, Claire Schapira is a painter, sculptor, multidisciplinary writer and author. She puts her creativity at the service of art in all its forms of expression.
A French composer born March 24, 1955 in Algiers.
An Italian composer born April 8, 1976 in Alatri (Italy).
Luca Antignani studied the piano, composition, conducting and electronic music. A pupil of Alessandro Solbiati and Azio Corgi, he obtained a diploma in composition from the Scuola Civica in Milan and from the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome. He then took advanced classes in Paris in computer music at Ircam (2001-2002).
A French composer born April 23, 1900 in Bordeaux, died December 28, 1997.
Henri Barraud began his music studies with Fernand Vaubourgoin in Bordeaux. He continued with lessons in orchestration with Louis Aubert, at the Paris Conservatory, then in composition with Paul Dukas at the École Normale de Musique.
A French composer born August 9, 1943 in Cannes.
Born into a musical environment, Michèle Bokanowski studied letters and philosophy before turning to composition after reading Pierre Schaeffer’s À la recherche d’une musique concrète. Training with Michel Puig and Éliane Radigue, she followed a course at the research department of the the ORTF (1970) and was part of a group researching into sound synthesis.
An Italian composer born March 12, 1964 in Reggio Emilia (Italy).
Stefano Bonilauri studied composition, choral music and the piano at the conservatories of Bologna and Reggio Emilia. He was notably a pupil of the composers Armando Gentilucci, Fabrizio Fanticini, Adriano Guarnieri and Alessandro Solbiati.
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.
An Italian composer born September 3, 1965 in Alcacer (Portugal).
Vincent-Raphaël Carinola studied at the Toulouse Conservatory with Bertrand Dubedout and then at the Lyons Conservatory in the electroacoustic composition and computer music classes of Denis Lorrain and Philippe Manoury.
A French composer born September 30, 1936 in Courbevoie.
After studying the piano with Yvonne Lefébure, Monic Cecconi-Botella entered the Paris Conservatory and gained a diploma for harmony in the class of Maurice Duruflé, for counterpoint and fugue with Simone Plé-Caussade, as well as for composition in the classes of Jean Rivier and Henri Dutilleux. She won the Grand Prix de Rome in 1966.
A French composer born October 18, 1933 in Paris, died June 15, 2017 near Carcassonne (France).
A pianist and organist by training, Jacques Charpentier studied composition with Tony Aubin and the philosophy of music with Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatory.