Works performed by Earplay:

I’m nobody! Who are you?

Franck Bedrossian was born in Paris, France, in 1971.

After studying harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and analysis at the National Conservatory of Paris, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (class of Gerard Grisey and Marco Stroppa), where he obtained a first prize for analysis and the diploma of higher studies in composition unanimously. In 2002-2003, he attended the Cursus in composition and computer music at IRCAM, studying with Philippe Leroux, Brian Ferneyhough, Tristan Murail and Philippe Manoury. Meanwhile, he completed his training with Helmut Lachenmann (Acanthes 1999, International Ensemble Modern Akademie 2004).

His works have been performed in Europe, Russia, the United States, and South America by ensembles such as L'Itinéraire, 2E2M, Ictus, Court Circuit, Cairn, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Klangforum Wien, Orchestre National de Lyon, SWR Baden Baden und Freiburg Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Contrechamps, KNM Berlin, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players, Eco Ensemble, Ensemble Moto Perpetuo, Moscow Contemporary Ensemble, the Danel Quartet, the Diotima Quartet, and the Tana Quartet as part of festivals Agora, Resonances, Manca, Musica Nova, International Festival Cervantino, RTÉ Living Music Festival, Présences, Borealis Festival, Ars Musica, Nuova Consonanza, Suona Francese, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Festival International d'Art-lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence, Fabbrica Europa, Wien Modern, Archipel, Donaueschinger Musiktage, MaerzMusik, Sommer in Stuttgart, Darmstadt Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, and Venice Biennale.

In 2001, he received a grant from the Meyer Foundation, the Fondation Bleustein-Blanchet for Vocation and in 2004 the Prix Hervé Dugardin SACEM. In 2005, the Institut de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) awarded him the Pierre Cardin Prize of Musical Composition. Franck Bedrossian also received the prize for young composers of SACEM in 2007. He was a resident at the Villa Medici in April 2006 to April 2008, and teaches Composition at the University of California, Berkeley. He has recently been awarded as "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" by the French Minsitry of Culture. His works are published by Éditions Billaudot and Verlag Neue Musik.

[from program for February 5, 2018 concert]