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Laurent Durupt

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Laurent Durupt is gratuated in piano, chamber music, analysis, counterpoint, improvisation and composition at the CNSM Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris. He won several prizes at piano competitions (Pordenone, Grosseto), Chamber Music competition (Krakovia, Paris) and composition prizes (Tenso Young Composer Award). His principal teachers were Hugues Leclere, Pascal Devoyon, Bruno Rigutto, Nicholas Angelich and Henri Barda for the piano, Frédéric Durieux, Luis Naon, Allain Gaussin and Philippe Leroux for composition. He was resident to academy of Royaumont «Voix Nouvelles» in 2010 and worked there with Brian Ferneyhough, Lisa Lim and Francesco Filidei.


 : : : : : : : As a pianist, He founded with his brother percussionist the Links Duo, and with several artists the Links Ensemble. They are actors of the new european scene for new music, in premiering music from F.Bedrossian, J.Tejera, Ph.Hurel or S.Ricks. As a soloist, He is invited in many festival as Nancyphonies, Amsterdam Opera or Salzburger Schlosskonzerte, and premiered the concerto for piano and ensemble “Confluence” of Octavi Rumbau.


In 2011-2013, he attended to the IRCAM’S Cursus 1 and 2 for young composers in Paris. He was awarded scholarships from the Fondation de France and the Fondation Meyer and was commissioned by Radio France, Le Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Le Cabaret Contemporain, the pianist Hugues Leclere, the Latvia Radio Choir, Le Jeune Choeur de Paris, Le festival Messiaen, Bent Frequency Ensemble, Warning! collective or The Mercury Quartet. His works are played in many important places for contemporain music, such as Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Rome, Palermo, Bogota, Vitoria, Chelsea, Manchester, Saint-Petersbourg, Vancouver, Dallas, Austin, Atlanta, San antonio or New York.


He was chosen by video artist Hicham Berrada to perform with him during his twelve-hour long performances « Présage ». They did togeither White Nights of Paris and Melbourne, and shorter performances in galleries such as Villa Medici (Rome), MacVal (Vitry-sur-Seine) or « Les Abattoirs » (Toulouse).


Laurent Durupt was resident at the Villa Medici (Academie de France a Rome) in 2013-2014 and teaches currently piano at the Conservatory of Paris and electronic composition at UPEM University.