About the composer
French-American musician, born in Paris, he musically grew up in Italy where he studied piano, composition and opera singing but also musicology improving his knowledge of musical paleography and musical philology at the Pavia university. He accomplished his studies of composition with Davide Anzaghi (Milan conservatory) and successively with Franco Donatoni. He also sang in opera choruses in some of the most important theaters in Italy making a direct experience of the opera repertoire and its vocal aspects. He is composer of instrumental and orchestral music but is mostly interested in vocal music, taking a great interest in composing choral sacred music.
He moved to the grand duchy of Luxembourg in 2007 where he worked for the National Theater of Luxembourg and the City Theater of Luxembourg as an arranger and stage music composer He has been working with the choir of the University of Luxembourg since 2008 as a vocal coach. For the choir of the University of Luxembourg, he composed the music of Chorus 27 for mezzo, choir and string quartet and a Stabat Mater. He now is a music theory teacher at the conservatory of Luxembourg.
About the Stabat Mater
Mezzo soprano, choir, percussions, bass clarinet, double bass
The 20 stanzas in this composition are divided into 11 parts.
Information about the recording
|Espaces Culture – University of Luxembourg 2016
Recording: March 2016, in the Basilica of Saint Willibrord, Echternach , Luxemburg. Special edition with bookbinding and extra graphic. On the front cover the painting ‘Die gute Nachricht’ by Raffaela Zenoni.
|Paul Altmann, Laurent Clément, Michel Mootz, Paul Mootz, percussions Eric Engel, bass clarinet, Patricio Banda, double bass
|Choir of the University of Luxembourg
Luisa Partridge-Mauro, mezzo-soprano
Qui seminant in lacrimis (those who sow in sorrow), motet for a cappella choir