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Mark André

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French composer of mostly chamber works that have been performed throughout Europe.

Mr. André finished his studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1992, where he earned six premier prix. He earned his PhD under the supervision of Olivier Boulnois and Philippe Vendrix at the École Normale de Paris (Ulm-Jourdan) and the Centre d’Études Supérieures de la Renaissance de Tours in 1993. He studied with Helmut Lachenmann at the Musikhochschule Stuttgart from 1994-97 and attended Darmstadt in 1996, where he studied with Paul-Heinz Dittrich and Wolfgang Rihm.

His honors include a residency at the Akademie Schloss Solitude (1995-96), First Prize in a harpsichord competition in Winterthur (1996, for Un-Fini II), the Kompositionspreis from the city of Stuttgart (1996, for Le trou noir univers), and the Blaue Brücke Preis (1996, for Fatal). Other honors include a residency at the Villa Médicis-hors-les-murs in Germany (1996), the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis at Darmstadt (1996), a residency at the Experimentalstudio of the Heinrich-Strobel-Stiftung (1997), and the title of Meisterschüler at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin (1997). His most recent honors are the Baldreit-Preis in Baden-Baden (1998), a year as composer-in-residence to the ensemble Champ d’Action (1999-2000), a residency at the Villa Medici in Rome (1999-2001), the Internationaler Kompositionspreis of the Oper Frankfurt am Main (2001), and the Förderpreis der Siemens-Stiftung (2002).

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