Philippe Leroux

(1959 - )

With his music being widely performed in international festivals and orchestras such as Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, BBC Symphony. Philippe Leroux's compositional output includes symphonic, vocal, electronic, acousmatic and chamber music. Born in Boulogne Billancourt 1959, he entered the Paris Conservatory in 1978 studying with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif and Pierre Schäeffer and obtained three first prizes. Other prizes and awards include: Best contemporary musical creation Award 1996 for (d')ALLER, SACEM Prize, Fondation Simone et Cino del Duca, André Caplet, Nadia and Lili BoulangerPrizes from the Academy of Fine Arts (Institut de France), Arthur Honegger Prize (Fondation de France) for his overall production. He is fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. From 2001 to 2006 he was a teacher in composition at IRCAM in the frame of the "Cursus d'Informatique Musicale". From 2007 to 2009 he was composer-in-residence at Metz Arsenal and at Orchestre National de Lorraine. From September 2011 he is Associate Professor in composition at McGill University.