Frédéric LeBel

(1985 - )

Frédéric Le Bel began his studies in jazz performance at CIM of Paris, in 2004. From 2007 onward he devoted himself entirely to composition. In 2011, he graduated from the University of Montreal where he studied with Philippe Leroux. In 2013, he won a first prize in composition (with high distinction) from the Conservatory of Music in Montreal where he studied with Serge Provost. In 2014/2015, he attended cursus 1 at IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) with Hèctor Parra.

Frederic has also participated in several international academies such as Impuls Academy in Austria, where he studied with Beat Furrer, G. Haas and Georges Aperghis and the International Academy of Music and Dance of Domaine Forget where he studied with Denys Bouliane and John Rea. His music has been awarded several times by the SOCAN Foundation and has been performed at festivals such as Cheltenham Music Festival (England), Time of Music Festival (Finland), ManiFeste 2014 (France) and the International Festival of Domaine Forget (Canada).

His repertoire consists of instrumental music, mixed music and acousmatic music. From soloist to symphonic orchestra, he has worked with many people and ensembles such as Olivier Maranda (percussions), Brice Martin (Bassoon), duo LUXA, Quasar saxophone quartet, ensemble Quatrix, Cecilia String Quartet, Dr. K Sextet, Curious Chamber Players, ensemble aMachine, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Klangforum Wien, Orkest de Ereprijs and the CMM Youth Orchestra. His music is described as highly energetic, ambitious and excessive.