jean-christophe rosaz

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jean-christophe rosaz


Jean-Christophe Rosaz’s Swiss-French nationality and Italian-Argentinean origins have led him to travel and experience other cultures. He graduated from the Conservatory of Lyon in classical guitar and composition (counterpoint, harmony and fugue), and received post graduate diplomas in composition from the Conservatoire National de Lyon and film music from the Ecole Normale de Musique - Alfred Cortot in Paris. He is a member of Future Composés, the Société des Auteurs Compositeurs et Éditeurs de Musique and the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques.

Jean-Christophe has been a prizewinner of many competitions, including: the 2014 Congrès Pueri Cantores, Paris (Prayer for Peace); the first Hispasong International Composers Contest, Spain (The Lads of Monleon); the 7th Concours Amadeus de Composition Chorale, Spain (Diligam te, Domine); the 2009 Concours National Composition and Writing Songs for Choirs (Choirs Creates Re); the 2009-2009 Festival of Swiss Children and Youth Choirs (Fairies of the Rhine); the 1995 Lutoslawski International Composers Competition (Four Indian Songs); and the 1990 Piano Composition Competition City of Vannes (Storm on the Ocean, Under The Sun’s Drum). His Chiaroscuro for solo double bass, commissioned by Thierry Barbé, won the grand prize in the solo division of the International Society of Bassists’ 2012 ISB/David Walter Composition Competition. Evan Runyon premiered Chiaroscuro at the 2013 ISB Convention at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York.

Jean-Christophe has also received numerous commissions, including the Festival of Montpellier / Radio-France by Ensemble Les Timbres, the International du Thoronet, the Forestare Ensemble Canada, the Modern South America ensemble, Cantatrix, the City of Strasbourg, the Quimper Musical Weeks, Orion Ensemble, the Choir of the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire, the Festival des Voix du Prieuré and Bernard Têtu, Loïc Pierre and Le Cepravoi, Argenteuil Estudiantina and Florentino Calvo, and Panam’ Trombone. In 2011, he was in residence at the Music Conservatory of Chilly-Mazarin to write three pieces for instrumental ensembles based on the work of Anne Herbauts. From 2010 to 2012, he composed for the Maîtrise d'Autun, directed by Fabien Barxell, the passions of St. Luke, St. Matthew and St. Mark. From 2015 to 2016, he was invited to compose for the Florilège Vocal de Tours. He also collaborates with the German poet Eva-Maria Berg on the relationship of poetry and music.

A partial list of Jean-Christophe Rosaz’s compositions is available at