William Blank

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Composer and conductor William Blank was born in Montreux in 1957. He is currently in charge for contemporary music at Lausanne’s High School of Music, where he conducts the Contemporary Ensemble and teaches composition and analysis.
His works are performed in concert halls such as the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the KKL in Lucerne, the Zurich Tonhalle, the Paris Philharmonie, the Wigmore Hall in London, the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Vienna Musikverein, the Salzburg Festpielhaus, the Lincoln Center in New York, the St Petersburg’s Marinsky Concert Hall and the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, with conductors such as Kasuyoshi Akiyama, Jean Deroyer, Dennis Russell Davies, Armin Jordan, Heinz Holliger, Fabio Luisi, Zsolt Nagy, Pascal Rophé, Pinchas Steinberg and Antony Wit and appears on many CD magnificently received by critics.
As conductor and composer, he has collaborated with many internationally renowned artists and ensembles and has given master classes in main European capitals, as well as in Japan, St Petersburg, Shanghai or at the Juilliard School of Music. Since 2007 he leads the Lemanic Modern Ensemble.
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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Figures Libres 5 short pieces for flute, clarinet and viola (2018) (2018)
Refrain II for amplified harp, piano and 2 amplified percussions (2015)
Dans l'instant for clarinet, cello and piano (2007)

Orchestral Music


Morphosis for 42 instruments (2018)

Voices and Instruments


E la vita si cerca dentro di sé for mezzo soprano and ensemble (2017)

Instrument and Electronics


(a)round for solo saxophone and 7 instruments (2017)
Flow for oboe, trumpet, harp, violin and cello (2008)

Solo Instrument


Lightnings for piano (2014)
Chords for bayan (2013)
Refrain for harp (2011)
Gegen for viola (2010)

Ensemble (10 - 19 instruments)


éos for oboe and ensemble (2013)

Instrumental Music


Figures Libres 5 short pieces for flute, clarinet and viola (2018) (2018)
Morphosis for 42 instruments (2018)
Refrain II for amplified harp, piano and 2 amplified percussions (2015)
Lightnings for piano (2014)
Chords for bayan (2013)
éos for oboe and ensemble (2013)
Refrain for harp (2011)
She Yin for two harps (2010)
Gegen for viola (2010)
Dans l'instant for clarinet, cello and piano (2007)
Fragments III for solo violin (1989)
(a)round for solo saxophone and 7 instruments (2017)
Chords for bayan (2013)
Dans l'instant for clarinet, cello and piano (2007)
E la vita si cerca dentro di sé for mezzo soprano and ensemble (2017)
éos for oboe and ensemble (2013)
Figures Libres 5 short pieces for flute, clarinet and viola (2018) (2018)
Flow for oboe, trumpet, harp, violin and cello (2008)
Fragments III for solo violin (1989)
Gegen for viola (2010)
Lightnings for piano (2014)
Morphosis for 42 instruments (2018)
Refrain for harp (2011)
Refrain II for amplified harp, piano and 2 amplified percussions (2015)
She Yin for two harps (2010)