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Eric Montalbetti

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Eric Montalbetti started composition at the age of 11, while studying piano and organ.
He followed the courses by P. Boulez, R. Piencikowski and A. Gerszo at Ircam and Collège de France. Laureate of the Sacem and Menuhin foundations in 1990, he completed his studies with A. Bancquart, P. Méfano and M. Levinas as an auditor at Conservatoire de Paris from 1990 to 1993. He also studied at Centre Acanthes with G. Benjamin, M. Lindberg, Ph. Manoury and T. Murail.
For many years, Eric Montalbetti chose to keep his own music secret, composing for himself like his personal diary. He composed over these years many works for various solo instruments, chamber music, for ensemble, orchestra, a cappella choir and for choir, soloists & orchestra.
In 2015, a first orchestral work, Vaste champ temporel à vivre joyeusement has been premiered and recorded by Pascal Rophé & Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, as well as by the Tokyo Sinfonietta & Yasuaki Ikatura in Japan. Violinist Hae-Sun Kang & members of Ensemble DAI Contemporain also premiered a Trio in Spain.
In 2016, David Grimal performed the Sonata for solo violin, and soloists François-Frédéric Guy, Marc Coppey, Tedi Papavrami, Nicolas Baldeyrou, Jean-Louis Capezzali and David Guerrier have recorded a CD album released by Alpha Classics (Outhere).
In 2017, Vocello commissioned Psalterium for cellist Henri Demarquette and choir Sequenza 9.3 led by Catherine Simonpietri.
In 2018, François-Frédéric Guy will perform 3 studies after Kandinsky in the Amsterdam Muziekgebouw, Pierre Bleuse will conduct Vaste champ temporel à vivre joyeusement in Toulouse, and Eclair physionomique commissioned by the Printemps des Arts festival in Monte Carlo, will be premiered by the OPMC & Kazuki Yamada.
2019 will see the birth of a Concerto for flute & orchestra for Emmanuel Pahud, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande and Jonathan Nott, and a String Quartet for the Quartet Les Dissonances.
Eric Montalbetti is a member of Sacem and Forum Ircam since its foundation in 1993, and his music is published since 2015 by Durand (Universal Music Publishing Classical). Editions Allegretto are also publishing a few other scores which had remained so far unpublished.

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