Thierry PécouFR

For Thierry Pécou, to live is to travel, and to travel is to write...For him, composing is a way to dive into a new world and embrace new spaces, emotionally speaking, and mostly, to explore new horizons, to distance himself from his own daily cultural life.  Born in 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt, Thierry Pécou studied at the Paris Conservatory and in other situations and masterclasses around the world.  In 1998 he founded Zellig, an ensemble of soloists with himself at the piano, for the purpose of experimenting with the practice of contemporary concert music.  He has received numerous prizes, including the Prix Georges Enesco of Sacem (1993), the Sacem Young Composers prize (2004), the Prix Pierre Cardin de l’Academie des Beaux-Arts (1996), and the prix Nouveau Talent SACD (1999.)  In 2004 he was the winner of the award of the Fondation Banque Populaire.  Among recent works are la Symphonie du Jaguar for five female voices, clarinet, trombone, violin, cello and orchestra, premiered at Festival Presences of Radio-France, Outre-Mémoire for piano, flute, clarinet and cello, premiered in Normandy at Festival Octobre in 2004, and in the same year, Passeurs d’eau for female voice, and Amerindian and western instruments  premiered at the festival Musica à Strasbourg.

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