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A French composer born July 5, 1959.
A violinist by training, Alain Besson studied at the Lyons Conservatory. A pupil of Yvette Grimaud, Christian Accaoui and Robert Pascal, he was deeply marked by Raffi Ourgandjian, whose disciple he became.
His music stands within traditions both close and distant: those of the great currents of 20th century music (Webern, Debussy, Messiaen), yet also those of early and traditional music.
An American composer born July 12, 1952 in Berkeley (United-States).
After studying philosophy and music in San Francisco, Étienne Rolin took advanced classes in France with Nadia Boulanger, Olivier Messiaen and Iannis Xenakis. He also took part in the courses and followed the teachings of Franco Donatoni, György Ligeti and Witold Lutoslawski.
The composer of some thousand opus numbers ranging from solo to opera via jazz ensembles, he has written very many teaching pieces for initiation into contemporary languages. His works, played in Europe and North America, have been premiered by prestigious ensembles such as 2e2m, Accroche Note, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ars Nova.
A French composer, pianist, organist, improviser, conductor born March 12, 1958 in Paris.
A pianist by training, with a very early taste for improvisation, Andy Emler appears with rock and pop groups. After traditional studies at the Paris Conservatory, he pursued his first aspirations and launched into all kinds of experiences with musicians such as Antoine Hervé, Michel Portal, François Jeanneau, Woody Shaw, Trilok Gurtu…
In 1989 he founded the Andy Emler MegaOctet, an ensemble showcasing improvising musicians coming from a classical background as well as jazz and rock. He has played with many ensembles, and in 2000, with Thierry Virolle, he created the company Aime l’air.
A French composer, orchestrator and pianist born June 10, 1974.
An oboist and pianist in the classical tradition, Olivier Calmel studied music theory with Dominique Rossi, orchestration with Guillaume Connesson at the Aubervilliers Conservatory and also followed a jazz and improvisation course at the Institut Art Culture Perception in Paris. Over the years he has constructed a highly individual world showing a range of influences, from classical music to jazz via rock. He has appeared as a performer in many venues and festivals (Théâtre du Châtelet, Grand Rex, Enghien Jazz Festival, Jazz à Montmartre, etc.).
A German composer born January 1st, 1962 in Murnau (Germany).
A violinist by training, Johannes Schöllhorn studied composition with Klaus Huber and Emmanuel Nunes, as well as conducting with Peter Eötvös.
Dominique De WILLIENCOURT
A French composer born December 11, 1959 in Lille.
A cellist by training, Dominique de Williencourt is a disciple of the cellists André Navarra, Philippe Muller, Mstislav Rostropovich and of the composer Jean Hubeau. A instrumentalist of renown, he has appeared throughout the world and has won the Grand Prix of the Académie du Disque. Many composers have dedicated works to him, among them Nicolas Bacri, Thierry Lancino, Jean-Louis Florentz and François Vercken.
President of the association Pour que l’Esprit Vive (residencies and the Académie de la Prée), artistic director of the music production company Europ & Art, organiser of musical cruises, he is also, with Jean Ferrandis, the founder of the Ensemble EDGEDE.
A French composer born June 25, 1977 in Thionville.
Gilles Schuehmacher studied at the Regional Conservatory and at the University of Lyons and later at the Paris Conservatory, notably with Alain Mabit, Michèle Reverdy and Emmanuel Nunes. He also followed composition seminars at the Centre Acanthes and Royaumont.
A French and Lebanese composer born March 18, 1957 in Beyrouth (Lebanon).
A pianist by training, Bechara El-Khoury began his music studies in Beirut in 1969 and became choirmaster of the Saint Élie church in Antelias. In 1979 he took advanced classes in Paris with Pierre Petit (composition and orchestration) and settled in France.
Imbued with the history of his native land, he composed a Lebanese trilogy comprising a first symphony, Les Ruines de Beyrouth (1985), his first symphonic poem, Le Liban en flammes (1980) and a Requiem for orchestra (1980), dedicated to the martyrs of the war.
An Italian composer born April 19, 1983.
A flautist trained at the Rome Conservatory, Clara Iannotta performed as a member of several orchestras before turning to composition. She then studied notably with Alessandro Solbiati at the Milan Conservatory and Frédéric Durieux at the Paris Conservatory. She completed her training with the computer assisted composition course at Ircam and prepared a doctorate in composition at Harvard (2014-2018).
R. Murray SCHAFER
A Canadian composer, ecologist, theorist and teacher born July 18, 1933 in Sarnia (Canada).
A pianist by training, having studied at the Royal Conservatory, the University of Toronto as well as the Royal School of Music in London, Raymond Murray Schafer also taught himself journalism, languages, literature and philosophy.
In the 1960s he undertook research into sound ecology and developed the concept of sound landscape. In his best-known work, The Tuning of the world (1977), he studied the social, scientific and artistic aspects of sound and documented the results of the World Soundscape Project he cofounded in 1969. In the field of music education, his innovative pedagogical theories are applied in, notably, South America, Japan and Scandinavia.
CENDO Raphaël (1975)
CERHA Friedrich (1926)
CHALAEV Shirvani (1936)
CHALLULAU Tristan-Patrice (1959)
CHAMOUARD Philippe (1952)
CHARBONNIER Janine (1926)
CHARLES Jérôme (1966)
CHARPENTIER Gabriel (1925)
CHARPENTIER Jacques (1933-2017)
CHARPILLE Jean-Louis (1955)
CHARPY Pierre-Adrien (1972)
CHATTELUN Maurice (1912-2002)
CHAURIS Yves (1980)
CHAYNES Charles (1925-2016)
CHEN May-Tchi (1961)
CHEN Qigang (1951)
CHEN Xiaoyong (1955)
CHIN Unsuk (1961)
CHION Michel (1947)
CHOLLEY Pierre (1962)
CHOQUET Patrick (1947)
CHOUVEL Jean-Marc (1964)
CHOWNING John (1934)
CHTCHETINSKI Alexandre (1960)
CIPOLLONE Maria (1960)
CISTERNINO Nicola (1957)
CLAIS Tristan (1929-2017)