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A French composer and organist born October 5, 1976 in Clamart.
Jean-Baptiste Robin studied the organ with Michel Bouvard at the Paris Conservatory as well as harmony and counterpoint with Edith Lejet and orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie. He then took advanced classes with George Benjamin at King’s College of Music, London, where he won a master’s degree in composition.
A performer of great expressivity and poetic musicality, he has appeared throughout the world, has given master classes and has recorded many discs, particularly of the works of Jehan Alain, Louis Marchand and Felix Mendelssohn.
A Japanese composer born July 19, 1979 in Nagasaki (Japan).
Sanae Ishida has diplomas from both the Tokyo University of the Fine Arts and Music and the Paris Conservatory.
She has received commissions, notably from the French state (Lettres invisibles for soprano, contralto and ensemble, first performed by the ensemble Le Balcon in 2012), Radio France (Cinq doigts for ensemble, Alla breve 2014) and she won the André Jolivet Composition Prize in 2015 for Quatre feuilles et une branche, first performed by the Est Ensemble at the Rencontres Inouïes of Montreuil.
A French and Argentine composer born March 25, 1979 in Montevideo (Uruguay).
A pianist by training, Gabriel Sivak studied musicology and composition at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and at the Pôle Supérieur Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt, notably in the classes of Edith Canat de Chizy, Eric Tanguy and Philippe Leroux.
A skilful blend of rhythms, colours, South American culture and contemporary music, Sivak’s music is an invitation for travel, for the discovery of the world of Buenos Aires (the album A eco de palabras for bandoneon, piano and cello, 2005) and for the exploration of sound, mixing the traditional instrument manufacture of Latin America with western manufacture.
José Javier TORRES MALDONADO
A Mexican composer born September 7, 1968 in Chetumal (Mexico).
A violinist by training, José Javier Torres Maldonado studied composition at the Conservatories of Mexico and later of Milan. He completed his training with Franco Donatoni and Azio Corghi, (Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome and Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Sienna), and with Ivan Fedele at the Strasburg Conservatory.
Johannes Maria STAUD
An Austrian composer born August 17, 1974 in Innsbrück (Austria).
Johannes Maria Staud studied composition at the Musikhochschule in Vienna and in Berlin, with Michael Jarrell and Hanspeter Kyburz. He trained in electroacoustic composition with Dieter Kaufmann before becoming acquainted with the compositional techniques of Brian Ferneyhough in his masterclasses. He also followed a course in philosophy and musicology.
Johannes Maria Staud draws his inspiration principally from literature (Hans Arps, Durs Grüben, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich Nietzsche, etc.) and the visual arts. He composes works that are virtuosic, showing both great attention to minutiae and precision in orchestration, with a care for detail and an acute sense of form.
A German composer, clarinettist and conductor born June 19, 1973.
A clarinetist, with a diploma from the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Jörg Widmann performs the main works in the repertory and has premiered several concertos that have been dedicated to him (Musik für Klarinette und Orchester by Wolfgang Rihm; Rechant by Heinz Holliger), with leading orchestras (Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, etc.) and conductors (Daniel Barenboim, Kent Nagano, Sylvain Cambreling, etc.).
Widmann studied composition notably with Hans Werner Henze in Munich as well as with Heiner Goebbels and Wolfgang Rihm in Karlsruhe.
A French and Swiss composer born September 3, 1970 in Geneva (Switzerland).
Drums, classical percussion, jazz, rock and improvisation have all been markers along the uncommon path of Denis Schuler. He gained a diploma in composition in Switzerland, in 2006, after studying with, notably, Nicolas Bolens, Eric Gaudibert, Michaël Jarrell and Emanuel Nunes.
His compositions bring together these multifarious influences in all genres: illustrative music, chansons, a marathon of improvisation and art music.
A Colombian composer born December 6, 1971 in Bogota (Colombia) who died July 21, 2013 in Gault-Saint-Denis (France).
After a master’s degree in composition from the University of Bogota in 1998, Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom studied at the Paris Conservatory, notably in the class of Emmanuel Nunes. He followed the composition and music computing course at Ircam before taking up residence in the Casa de Velázquez (2005-2007).
He has received many commissions, notably from the French State, the Orchestre National de l’Île-de-France, the Sacem, Radio France, and his music is played by ensembles such as 2e2m, l’Itinéraire, the Ensemble Modern and Remix.
Hector PARRA Y ESTEVE
A Spanish composer born April 17, 1976 in Barcelona (Spain).
Hector Parra studied at the Barcelona Conservatory, Ircam in Paris, as well as at the Haute École de Musique in Geneva, with Michael Jarrell. He gained, under the direction of Horacio Vaggione, a DEA in the science and technology of the arts at the University of Paris VIII.
An Italian composer born April 24, 1979.
A pianist by training, Francesca Verunelli studied composition at the Florence Conservatory with Rosario Mirigliano, took advanced classes at the Accademia Santa Cecilia in Rome with Azio Corghi before completing her training with Ircam’s composition and computing course.
BRET Julien (1974)
BREWAEYS Luc (1959)
BRINDUS Nicolae (1935)
BRIZZI Aldo (1960)
BRNCIC Gabriel (1942)
BROPHY Gerard (1953)
BROUWER Leo (1939)
BROWN Earle (1926-2002)
BRUZDOWICZ Joanna (1943)
BUCHALA Maury (1967)
BULFON Stefano (1975)
BULL Edvard Hagerup (1922-2012)
BULLOCK Dafydd (1953)
BUQUET Gérard (1954)
BURGAN Patrick (1960)
BUSSOTTI Sylvano (1931)
BUTLER Martin (1960)
CACCIATORE Maurilio (1981)
CAESAR Rodolfo (1950)
CAGE John (1912-1992)
CAHEN Robert (1945)
CAHEN Roland (1958)
CALMEL Olivier (1974)
CALON Christian (1963)
CALONNE Jacques (1930)
CALS Michel (1939)
CALVIN Jean-Philippe (1974)
CAMPANA José Luis (1949)