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Christophe Bertrand

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Christophe Bertrand


Christophe Bertrand (24 April 1981, Wissembourg, France – 17 September 2010, Strasbourg, France) was a French pianist composer of contemporary classical music.

He studied composition from 1996, under the supervision of Ivan Fedele at the Strasbourg Conservatoire, obtaining with distinction his diploma in 2000.

After earning gold medals for piano and chamber music at the Conservatoire de Strasbourg, he performed and recorded with the Ensemble "Accroche-Note" and the Ensemble "In Extremis" of which he was a co-founder. He collaborated with composers such as Ivan Fedele and Pascal Dusapin.

Mr. Bertrand was a composer of mainly chamber works. His compositions, conducted by among others Pierre Boulez, Jonathan Nott, Hannu Lintu, and Marc Albrecht have been performed by several ensembles and soloists such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Arditti Quartet and the Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg.

Mr. Bertrand was awarded several awards: Prix de la Musique de l'Académie des Marches de l'Est (2001); Earplay Prize (2002); SACEM Hervé Dugardin prize (2007); André Caplet prize (2007) He was selected by the Académie française in Rome to be in residence at the Villa Médicis in Rome for 18 months.

Mr. Bertrand died by suicide in 2010.

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