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Richard Dubugnon 2014

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Biography

Richard Dubugnon Richard Dubugnon was born in Lausanne (Switzerland) in 1968 and has both Swiss and French nationality. He started studying music at the age of 20 after reading History in Montpellier (France), and was accepted into the Paris Conservatoire in 1992, where he graduated with prizes in Double Bass, Counterpoint and Fugue. Dubugnon also studied Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Paul Patterson, graduating in 1997 with a DipRAM and a Mmus in Composition, before becoming a Composition fellow there in 1998. When he returned to France in 2002, he became the recipient of the Pierre Cardin Prize from the Academie des Beaux Arts in Paris. Described as “driven by a playful modern sensibility” by the New York Times, Dubugnon’s music has been championed by Janine Jansen, who premiered his Violin Concerto with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by EsaPekka Salonen in December 2008, shortly after performing his Piano Quartet at the Berliner Philharmoniker. Jansen recorded three pieces written by Dubugnon for her CD Beau Soir (DECCA) which instantly achieved ‘Gold’ status in the Netherlands when it was released in September 2010. Emmanuel Krivine gave the American premiere of his Arcanes Symphoniques to great acclaim with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in January 2004, and in 2008 Dubugnon’s music was performed by the New York Philharmonic at the Avery Fischer Hall. In the Summer 2010, Richard was accepted for residencies at Yaddo (NY) and the MacDowell Colony (NH). In 2007-8 Dubugnon was composer-in-residence with the Orchestre National de Montpellier (France) where he completed the Arcanes Symphoniques cycle for orchestra, recorded by the Orchestre National de Montpellier and released by Universal in November 2008. This recording won the Grand Prix Lyceen in April 2009, with the votes of over 400 schools in France. A Naxos CD of chamber music from 2002 received excellent reviews from the U.S., British, French and Swiss press. In 2011 Battlefield, a concerto for two pianos and double orchestra, was given its première by the LA Philharmonic, conducted by Semyon Bychkov and the two pianists to whom the work is dedicated, Katia and Marielle Labèque at Walt Disney Hall, since then it has also been performed by the Orchestra de Paris in France, and as part of the 2012 Proms Series by the BBC Symphony Orchestra. In 2013 the piece was performed by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo. More recent works include Helvetia, Vol. Alpin, the world première of which came at the closing concert of the 2013 Verbier Festival. The piece, commissioned to mark the Festival’s 20th Anniversary, was performed by the Verbier Festival Orchestra under Kent Nagano. Symphonie de chambre was commissioned as part of Dubugnon’s residency with the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and first performed in October 2013. Le jeu des sept clefs, also commissioned as part of Dubugnon’s residency, is a new work for the orchestra’s ‘Discovery Series’ for young audiences and will receive its première in April 2014. Dubugnon has been championed by conductors that include Alain Altinoglu, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Stephane Deneve, Enrique Diemecke, Mikko Franck, Ed Gardner, Friedmann Layer, Laurent Petitgirard, Muhai Tang. Orchestras with which he has worked include the Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre Colonne, Orchestre Lamoureux, Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, Orchestre Francais des Jeunes, and the London Mozart Players. Dubugnon has been involved with many educational projects in the U.K., the U.S. and France. He has also taught Composition at the Royal Academy of Music and the Purcell School.

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WORK LIST

Solos Cinq Masques, op.10 (1994-95) 11 minutes 30 For solo oboe First performed October 1995, Radio Suisse Romande (Swiss Radio), Geneva, by Anne-Catherine Bitsch. EP 72129

Duos Clockwork Orgy, op.47 (2009) 10 minutes For violin and piano Commissioned by Ars mobilis (France). First performed 26 June 2009, France,by Solistes aux Serres d’Auteuil; David Grimal (violin), Georges Pludermacher (piano). EP 72125 Hypnos (2010) 3 minutes For violin and piano First performed by Janine Jansen (violin) and Itamar Golan (piano). EP 72110 Incantatio, op.12 (1996-2000, 2010: viola) 16 minutes 30 For violoncello (or viola) and piano First performed 24 February 1997, Royal Academy of Music, Duke’s Hall,by Matthew Sharp (‘cello), Dominic Harlan (piano). EP 72134 La Minute Exquise (2010) 3 minutes For violin and piano First performed by Janine Jansen (violin) and Itamar Golan (piano). EP 72109 Lament & Furiant, op.48 (2009) 10 minutes For violoncello (or bass clarinet) & accordion Dedicated to Fabrice Bihan. Commissioned by Festival Musique en Roue Libre, Arras 2009. First performed July 2007, Eglise de Vélu, France, by Fabrice Bihan (‘cello), Philippe Bourlois (acc). EP 72123 Retour à Montfort-l’Amaury (2010) c.4 minutes 30 For violin and piano To Janine Jansen. First performed by Janine Jansen (violin) and Itamar Golan (piano). EP 72108 Sonata Violiana op.55 (2011) 15 minutes For violin/viola and piano Dedicated to Julian Rachlin. Commissioned by Julian Rachlin & Friends Festival in Dubrovnik 2011. First performed 1 September 2011, Dubrovnik, by Julian Rachlin (violin) & Itamar Golan (piano).

Ensemble Canonic Verses, op.16 (1996) 4 minutes 40 For oboe, oboe d’amore and cor anglais First performed 24 February 1997, Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, by Vicky Laws, Rebecca Wood, Kathy McIntosh (ob). EP 72128


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Fanfare-Carpice, op.15c (1998) 7 minutes For Brass ensemble: 4Hn, 4Trp, 4Trb, Euph, Tba First performed 21 June 1998, église St Étienne-du-Mont, Paris, by Sur Mesures brass ensemble Frenglish Suite, op.19 (1997) 15 minutes For wind quintet (fl, cl, ob, hn, bn) Commissioned by Woolwich plc for their 150th anniversary. First performed 19 November 1997, Duke’s Hall, Royal Academy of Music, London, by Katherine Baker (fl), Kathy McKintosh (ob), Matthew Billing (cl), Claire Webster (bn), Blake Pain (hn). EP 72130 Pentalog, op.53 (2010) 23 minutes For violin solo, violin, 2 violas & violoncello Dedicated to Janine Jansen and her friends. Co-commissioned by the Concergebouw, Amsterdam and the Verbier Festival. First performed 26 April 2011, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, by Janine Jansen (vln), Julian Rachlin (vln & vla), Lawrence Power (vla), Boris Andrianov (vc). EP 72132 Piano Quartet, op.22 (1998) 21 minutes For violin, viola, violoncello and piano Commissioned by Whitgift School, Christopher Tinker. First performed 1 July 1998, Whitgift School, South Croydon, by London Mozart Players, Daniel Osborne, Alan Brown (pno). EP 72126 Piano Trio Dubrovnik, op.51 (2010) 15 minutes For violin, violoncello and piano Dedicated to Julian Rachlin. Commissioned by the Julian Rachlin Festival & Friends, Dubrovnik (HR). First performed 7 September 2010, Dubrovnik, by Julian Rachlin (vn), Torleif Thedéen (vc), Itamar Golan (pno). EP 72122 Saratoga Trails, op.57 c. 20 minutes For clarinet quartet: Clarinet in E flat, 2 Clarinets in B Flat, Bass Clarinet in B flat EP 72563 Trombone Quartet, op.7 (1992) 18 minutes First performed 7 November 1996, Concert Room, Royal Academy of Music, London, by MaryleBones Quartet. EP 72133 Variations Franglaises, op.19b (1997 arr.2009) 15 minutes For wind band First performed France, by Police Nationale de France Wind Band, conducted by Jérôme Hilaire (cond.). EP 72121

Vocal/Choral Missa Brevis Anglicana, op.42 (2007) 18 minutes For mixed choir and organ Commisioned by the Choir of St Peter Port, Town Church, Guernsey. First performed 29 June 2007, Town Church, St Peter Port, Guernsey,by the Choir of St Peter Port, Oliver Lallemant (organ), directed by John Surcombe. EP 72124


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Onze Mélodies (eleven songs), op.8 (1992-93) 22 minutes For soprano/tenor and string orchestra or piano Text : Anne Salem-Marin First partial performance (op. 8 No 1 - 8) 2 December 1993, Paris Conservatoire (CNSMP) Espace Maurice Fleuret, by Nicole Kuster (soprano), CNSM Strings, directed by Martin Lebel. First performed in full 12 March 1997, Royal Academy of Music, by Sandra Zeltzer, (soprano), Royal Academy Strings, directed by David Strange. EP 72131

Orchestral Battlefield (2011) 25 minutes For two pianos and double orchestra Commissioned by The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director; Orchestre de Paris; Orchestre de la Suisse Romande; Gewandhaus zu Leipzig First performance 11 November 2011, Walt Disney Hall, Los Angeles, by Katia and Marielle Labèque (pianos) and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Semyon Bychkov EP 72110 Helvetia, Vol Alpin, op. 61 No 1 (2013) c. 20 minutes Symphonie-Tableaux for large orchestra Commissioned by the Verbier Festival for their 20th Anniversary First performed 4 August 2013, closing concert of Verbier Festival, Switzerland, by Verbier Festival Orchestra, conducted by Kent Nagano EP 72466 Le jeu des sept clefs, op.63 (2013) 30 minutes For narrator and chamber orchestra - Narr; 2.2.2.2 – 2.2.0.0 – timp – strings Text by the composer First performed 2 April 2014, Salle Metropole, Lausanne, Switzerland, by Géraldine Dupla (narrator) and the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Debora Waldman EP 72524 Symphonie de chambre (2013) 15 minutes For chamber orchestra Commissioned by Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne as part of the composer’s residency with the orchestra First performance 28 October 2013, Salle Métropole, Lausanne, Switzerland, by the Orchestra de Chambre de Lausanne, conducted by Leon Fleischer EP 72479 Violin Concerto, op.45 c. 38 minutes For violin and orchestra - Solo Vn; 3.3.3.3 – 4.3.3.1 – timp.perc – strings EP 72564


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