Bruno Mantovani was born on October 8, 1974. A versatile musician, he is first and foremost a composer, but also a conductor, the producer of a weekly radio show on French National Radio (France Musique) and, since 2010,  Director of the Paris Conservatoire (Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris). During his studies at the Paris Conservatoire between 1993 and 2000, he was awarded five “First Prizes.” 

From the very start, his music has been widely performed, notably by such prestigious performers as Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Renaud Capuçon, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Tabea Zimmerman. Nevertheless, his orchestral works constitute his most significant compositional output, and conductors Pierre Boulez, Riccardo Chailly, Laurence Equilbey, Philippe Jordan, Susanna Mälkki or François Xavier-Roth have premiered these with the Bamberg and Chicago symphonic orchestras, Leipzig’s Gewandhaus, London’s BBC, Milan’s La Scala, the New York and Radio France’s  philharmonic orchestras, as well as the Orchestre de Paris.

Recipient of numerous prizes and honours both in France and abroad (Sacem Grand Prix 2009, Composer of the Year at the French “Victoires de la Musique” in 2010, Claudio Abbado Prize at the Berlin Philharmonic in 2010), Mantovani has been in residence at the French Academy in Rome - Villa Médicis  (2004-2005), at the Besançon Festival (2006, 2008), at the Lille National Orchestra (2008-2011), and most recently at Toulouse’s  Orchestre du Capitole and the Lyon National Orchestra. Author of the ballet Siddharta and the opera Akhmatova, written for and performed by the Paris National Opera, he collaborates regularly with the librettists Chrisophe Ghristi and François Regnault, the culinary chef Ferran Adrià and the choreographers Jean-Christophe Maillot and Angelin Preljocaj. His works frequently question Western music (Bach, Gesulaldo, Rameau, Schubert, Schumann) as well as popular repertoires (jazz, oriental music).

Bruno Mantovani regularly conducts the Ensemble Intercontemporain as well as world-renowned ensembles such as the Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas), the Orchestre de Paris, the Shanghaï Symphony Orchestra, and Toulouse’s  Orchestre du Capitole, to name but a few.

His compositions are published by Henry Lemoine.

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