Marc-André DalbavieFR

Marc-André Dalbavie (1961) has risen to prominence as a leading voice among the new generation of French composers. Born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Dalbavie graduated from the Paris Conservatory of Music in several disciplines, attended Franco Donatoni’s class in Siena, and in 1985 joined the research department at IRCAM where he explored digital synthesis and computer-assisted composition. In 1987, he studied conducting with Pierre Boulez. In the early 1990s, he moved to Berlin at the invitation of the German Academy Austauschdienst (DAAD exchange programme) and in 1994 he was awarded the Prix de Rome.  His first major piece, Diadèmes, was premiered in Paris in 1986 and since then has been performed all over the world: by Pierre Boulez at the Brooklyn Music Academy, N.Y, by the London Sinfonietta at Queen Elizabeth Hall, by the Los Angeles Philharmonie, at the Helsinki Festival under the direction of Esa-Pekka Salonen, and in Moscow, London, Berlin and Tokyo among others.  In 1997 Marc-André Dalbavie was appointed orchestration professor at the Paris Conservatory of Music.  He was ‘Daniel Lewis Fellow’ and composer-in-residence of the Cleveland Symphony in the late 90’s, composer-in-residence of the Minnesota Symphony in 2000 and has held the same position with Orchestre de Paris for four seasons.  He has had premieres with the Chicago Symphony (under Boulez) , Orchestre de Paris (under Christoph Eschenbach) and has been commissioned as well by the Proms in London, the Berlin Philharmonic, l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Zurich Tonhalle, NHK of Tokyo, to name only a few.