Born in Paris on 27 February 1959, Frédéric Durieux studied at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) where he obtained a First Prize class of Ivo Malec, 1986) in Composition and also a in Analysis (class of Betsy Jolas, 1984). He continued his studies at IRCAM in electronic music (1985-86). From 1987 to 1989, he resided at the Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome.
His catalogue contains works for soloists, ensemble, orchestra, and voice, with or without electronics. His scores often contain references to poetic or dramatic authors (Yves Bonnefoy, Samuel Beckett, Howard Barker, Paul Celan) or visual artists (Cy Twombly, Barnett Newman).
Frédéric Durieux is professor of composition at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) and gives master classes in numerous countries (Germany, Italy, UK, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, China, Corea, Japan).
Frédéric Durieux received the Prize of the Prince Pierre of Monaco Foundation in 2010, and, in 2016, the Florent Schmitt Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts (French Institute). Frédéric Durieux is an Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters (France).
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