Eric Montalbetti

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If Eric Montalbetti long kept his music secret, he enjoys since 2015 that his scores are coming to life and reach audiences thanks to wonderful performers : violinists Christian Tetzlaff, Tedi Papavrami, Hae Sun Kang and David Grimal, cellists Marc Coppey, Eric-Maria Couturier, Henri Demarquette and Xavier Phillips, flutist Emmanuel Pahud, oboists Jean-Louis Capezzali and Viola Wilmsen, clarinetists Nicolas Baldeyrou and Pierre Génisson, horn David Guerrier, or pianists François-Frédéric Guy, Hidéki Nagano, Kiveli Doerken and Alexander Vorontsov. 

With orchestra, Vaste champ temporel à vivre joyeusement was premiered by Pascal Rophé in France and Yasuaki Itakura in Japan, later revived by Pierre Bleuse in Toulouse and by the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra in the 2019 Enescu festival.

Emmanuel Pahud, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande & Jonathan Nott premiered in 2019 in Geneva, Lugano and La Seine Musicale the concerto Memento vivere.

In 2021, Pierre Bleuse and Yasuaki Itakura have also premiered in Geneva and Tokyo the sinfonietta Fenêtres simultanées sur la ville after Sonia & Robert Delaunay, while the symphonic fantasy after Paul Klee Éclair physionomique, premiered in 2018 by Kazuki Yamada in Monte Carlo, was revived by Pierre-André Valade & Tonhalle Orchester Zürich.

In October 2021, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France & Mikko Franck have premiered the Ouverture philharmonique at Philharmonie de Paris, a co-commission of Gürzenich Orchester Köln & François-Xavier Roth.

Another premiere is scheduled for spring 2022 with mezzo-soprano Marianne Crebassa, Ensemble intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher in Paris Cité de la musique. 

 

Eric started composing in his childhood, while studying piano and organ. He followed the lectures by Pierre Boulez at Ircam and Collège de France, and studied with composers Alain Bancquart, George Benjamin, Michael Levinas, Magnus Lindberg, Philippe Manoury, Paul Méfano and Tristan Murail.

Two CD albums, Solos – a personal diary in music and Chamber music – Harmonieuses Dissonances are available from Alpha Classics.

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Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Ludes pour les jeunes pianistes (2017)
Cinq Formants pour clarinette seule (2017)
Esprit tendre pour hautbois (2017)
Prière de l'ange gardien pour cor (2017)
Un herbier pour la vie pour violoncelle (2017)
Trois études pour les jeunes pianistes (2017)
3 Postludes pour piano (2017)
3 Postludes pour piano (2017)
Cinq Formants pour clarinette seule (2017)
Esprit tendre pour hautbois (2017)
Ludes pour les jeunes pianistes (2017)
Prière de l'ange gardien pour cor (2017)
Trois études pour les jeunes pianistes (2017)
Un herbier pour la vie pour violoncelle (2017)