After studies in mathematics and architecture, and various incarnations as an operatic baritone, vocal coach, music director, stage director and dramaturge, Philippe Bodin has settled on being a composer for the foreseeable future. Various people and organizations have come out to support and validate him in his composing efforts, through commissions (Orkest de Volharding, Eroica, Mannes, Mojave, and Kungsbacka trios, Da Capo Chamber Players, Chamber Music Partnership), performances (Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, New Zealand Trio, Las Vegas Music Festival Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble Left Coast, Brave New Works, Xtet), awards (Lutoslawski, Homage to Mozart, Mario Bernardo Angelo Comneno, Music of Changes, Utah Arts Festival), grants (Barlow Endowment, Argosy Foundation, American Music Centre, Meet the Composer) and residencies (MacDowell Colony, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts). Recently declared “an original composer with something important to say” by LA Weekly, Philippe was one of the finalists for the 2007 American Composers Orchestra Underwood Readings and Commission.
Philippe holds a Bachelor in Music in Voice Performance from Oberlin College and a Doctorate in Musical Arts in Composition from Yale University where he studied with Martin Bresnick, Jacob Druckman and Nicholas Maw. He has taught composition at Illinois Wesleyan and Lawrence universities. Born in Calais, France, he currently resides in Brooklyn, NY, USA. More information is available on Philippe’s website.
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