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Éric Tanguy (1968)

Born in Caen in 1968, Éric Tanguy is to this day one of the most performed French composers in the world. Named “Composer of the Year” by the Victoires de la musique classique in 2004 and 2008, Éric Tanguy studied under Horatiu Radulescu, Ivo Malec, Gérard Grisey, and Betsy Jolas at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.

Tanguy has been awarded numerous prizes throughout his career, including the Darmstadt Stipendienpreis (1988), the Prix Villa Médicis Hors les murs (1989), the Haut Conseil culturel franco-allemand scholarship (1991), the Villa Médicis competition prize (1992), the Darmstadt Kranichsteiner Musikpreis (1992), the French Institute André-Caplet prize (1995), the SACEM Hervé-Dugardin prize (1997), the SACEM lifetime achievement award (2012), and the “Grand prix Lycéen des compositeurs” (2014). A composer in residence for the Académie de France in Rome (1993–94), Éric Tanguy was also the honorary guest of Henri Dutilleux at the Tanglewood Music Center in USA. In 2001, Mstislav Rostropovitch premiered his Cello Concerto No. 2 and brought the work to the United States, performing it in Boston and at the Carnegie Hall in New York with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 2015 Tanguy was invited by the Kone Foundation (Saari Residency) in Finland. In December 2015, Matka, a work for orchestra commissioned by Jyväskylä Sinfonia and Ville Matvejeff, was premiered with the support of the Kone Foundation to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Jean Sibelius. Tanguy was most recently named composer in residence for the 2018 and 2019 Festival international de musique in Besançon, Franche-Comté.

His catalogue contains over one hundred compositions, ranging from solo works to concertos, vocal works and symphonies, performed by many of today’s greatest conductors, soloists, ensembles and orchestras. In January 2014, Paavo Järvi conducted the premiere of his symphonic work Affettuoso with the Orchestre de Paris, at the Salle Pleyel. In March 2015, a new version of In Excelsis was performed at the Philharmonie de Paris by the Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, conducted by Enrique Mazzola. In February 2016, Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted three performances of Affettuoso with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Hall. Éric Tanguy’s most recent works include Constellations for the 2019 International Besançon Competition for Young Conductors. The Desperate Man (2019) for string octet, Quintet for piano and string quartet (2018–19), Agnus Dei for soprano and mixed choir and Miserere for choir. In February 2021, Tanguy’s new symphonic work Strange Times was premiered by the French National Orchestra under the direction of Kristiina Poska. Between 2017 and 2018, Éric Tanguy released two literary publications with Nathalie Krafft. The works of Éric Tanguy have been published by the Éditions Salabert since 1989, and many of them have been recorded by various record labels.

In 2002, Eric Tanguy was named Professor of composition at the Paul Dukas conservatory in Paris, and since 2017 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris. His reputation as a composer and professor have earned him regular master class and conference invitations throughout the world.



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Clarinet Concerto (2017)
Matka (2015)
Violin Concerto No. 2 (1997, rev. 2003)


Éric Tanguy

Clarinet Concerto

Violin Concerto No. 2


Pierre Génisson, clarinet

Júlia Pusker, violin

Jyväskylä Sinfonia

Ville Matvejeff, conductor

ODE 1390-2

Released 09/2021

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