PASCAL CONTET

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∇ Biography

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Pascal Contet has been a leader for the creation of contemporary music. He will attend the Format raisin festival next July!

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For over 20 years, Pascal Contet has been a leader for the creation of contemporary music, and a pioneer of the genre in France. With the creation of around 300 new works to his name, he has collaborated with many composers, including Luciano Berio, Bernard Cavanna, Joshua Fineberg (USA), Jean Françaix, Bruno Mantovani, and Martin Matalon.

Following his private study in France, Contet continued his musical studies in Fribourg (CHE), the Hanover Academy of Music with Elisabeth Moser, the Copenhagen Royal Conservatory (DNK), and the Graz Academy of the Arts (AUT) with Mogens Ellegaard.

A recipient of numerous awards and the laureate of many foundations for his work as a soloist, chamber musician, and for his recordings, Contet has collaborated with a wide variety of artists in diverse fields of expertise, from theater to electronic music, to create new and innovative music and mixed media productions.

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∇ Pascal Contet’s appearences in festivals

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Pascal Contet has been a leader for the creation of contemporary music. He will attend the Format raisin festival next July!

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He has often been invited to different festivals: Présences de Radio France, Fondation Royaumont, Flâneries de Reims, Francophonies de Limoges, Lisbonne’s festivals, Berlin, Geneve, Lausanne. He plays as a soloist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, supervised by conductors such as Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jean-Claude Casadesus. Permanent soloist in the musical ensembles 2E2M and Ars Nova, he also plays with the musical ensembles Court-citcuit, les Temps Modernes, and the Ensemble Modern.

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Pascal Contet will attend the Format Raisins festival on July the 19th 2018!