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A French composer born October 28, 1961 in Valenciennes.
A pupil of Ivo Malec, Betsy Jolas and Gérard Grisey at the Paris Conservatory, François Paris won a First Prize for composition and was then a laureate of the International Besançon Competition for La chair de l'aube (1992). In residence at the Villa Medici (1993-1995), he subsequently obtained a CA teaching degree for music school direction.
Director of the CIRM and the festival Manca, he taught composition and made regular appearances in France (Fondation Royaumont, Nice Conservatory) and also abroad (Berkeley in California, Moscow Conservatory, Peking University, Shanghai Conservatory).
A German composer naturalized French, born January 24, 1961 in Giessen Hessen (Germany).
A French composer born May 14, 1959 in East Patchogue (United States).
Anthony Girard studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Serge Nigg and Claude Ballif. He won prizes for harmony, counterpoint, analysis, orchestration and composition (1980-1986), as well as a DEA in music history (1985) at the Sorbonne. He was then in residence at the Casa de Velázquez (1986-1988) and developed his style free of all restraints.
A French composer, organist and improviser born April 18, 1930 in Angers, died January 26, 2019 in Paris.
An organist by training, Jean Guillou studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he was a pupil of Marcel Dupré, Maurice Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen. He went on to teach the organ and composition, organised master classes around the world, particularly on performance and improvisation at the organ, and was titular organist of the church of Saint-Eustache in Paris from 1963 to 2014.
A French composer born August 16, 1930 in Grasse.
Lucien Guérinel, an enthusiastic autodidact, studied the piano and trained with André Jouve and Louis Saguer. A multi-facetted creative artiste, he is also a poet and cultivates his work with a sensitivity and a curiosity for photography, the cinema, painting and poetry.
A French composer born March 12, 1938 in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).
Born into a highly musical family, Tona Scherchen, known as Ti-tigre, started her musical apprenticeship at a very early age. She pursued it for ten years in China, at the Peking and Shanghai conservatories, before becoming a pupil of Hans Werner Henze in Salzburg, of Olivier Messiaen in Paris and of György Ligeti in Vienna. Gaining, notably, a First Prize from the Paris Conservatory (1964) as well as a First Prize in the Composition Competition of the Gaudeamus Foundation (1967), she brings together the European avant-garde idioms of the 1960s and 1970s in a personal language.
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 British composer born December 19, 1967 in London.
A violinist by training, Rebecca Saunders studied composition with Wolfgang Rihm at the Musikhochschule of Karlsruhe and at Edinburgh University.
She explores tone-colours, breath sounds, breathing, and studies the relationship of instrumentalists with sounds in space. She frequently makes use of spatialisation processes (Chroma for ensemble and sound objets, 2003; Stirrings Still I for five players, 2006; Stasis for 16 soloists, first performed by the ensemble MusikFabrik, 2011). Silence is another fundamental element in her concept of music: she makes it audible, composes with and around it.
A French composer, bassist and improviser born September 12, 1951 in Aix-en-Provence.
Joëlle Léandre studied the double bass with Pierre Delescluse in Aix en Provence before taking advanced classes at the Paris Conservatory. She was greatly inspired by concerts of free jazz and continued her musical discoveries in the USA after having received a bursary from the Center for Creative and Performing Arts of Buffalo (1976). She steeped herself in Afro-American and minimalist music, and met Fred Hopkins, Leroy Jenkins, Butch Morris and John Cage. She is also a laureate of the Villa Medici ‘fuori-i-muri’ (1981), the DAAD of Berlin (1990) and the Villa Kujoyama of Kyoto (1998).
A French composer born November 15, 1974 in Paris.
A pianist by training, Caroline Marçot studied notably counterpoint, analysis and harmony at the Paris Conservatory, in the classes of Alain Louvier and Edith Lejet. She completed her cursus with a musicology degree from the Sorbonne.
Having a passion for the voice, she is a member of the Maîtrise de Radio France, the Jeune Chœur de Paris and the Cris de Paris. She founded the vocal trio Viva Lux before joining the ensemble Mora Vocis.
LEJEUNE-BONNIER Eliane (1921-2015)
LEJEUNE Jacques (1940)
LEMAITRE Dominique (1953)
LENFANT Patrick (1945)
LENNERS Claude (1956)
LENOT Jacques (1945)
LEROUX Philippe (1959)
LESAGE Jean (1958)
LESSER David (1966)
LETORT Bruno (1963)
LEVACK DREVER John (1973)
LEVAILLANT Denis (1952)
LEVEL Pierre-Yves (1937)
LEVINAS Michaël (1949)
LEVINE Josh (1959)
LEVY Alexandre (1971)
LEVY Fabien (1968)
LEWENSOHN Gideon (1954)
LIAO Lin-Ni (1977)
LIBEROVICI Andrea (1962)
LIERDEMAN Philippe (1965)
LIGETI György (1923-2006)
LIGUORO Pascal (1963)
LINDBERG Magnus (1958)
LOEVENDIE Theo (1930)
LOMBARDI Luca (1945)
LOOTEN Christophe (1958)
LOPEZ Jorge E. (1955)