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Eric Morin: Biography

Eric Morin
1969 -
Region: Québec

Eric Morin

Éric Morin (b. 1969, Montreal) holds several music diplomas, among them a prize in composition with great distinction from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal, where he studied with Gilles Tremblay. From 1996 to 1998, he received further training in Paris, at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, under Gérard Grisey, and at IRCAM, where he studied 20th-century music and musicology. In the Fall of 1998, he undertook doctoral studies in composition at the University of Montreal.

In May 2000, he was appointed «affiliate composer» at the Toronto Symphony for the two following seasons. He has heen a professor of composition and orchestration at the Faculty of Music of Laval University since September 2000.

Éric Morin has been awarded several prizes for his musical works, notably the Jules-Léger prize for new chamber music, a second place at the UNESCO International Rostrum of Composers in Paris (under 30), and two first prizes at the CBC Radio National Competition for Young Composers. The Toronto Symphony, the National Arts Centre Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra (Toronto), the Ensemble de la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec as well as the Ensemble Contemporain de Montréal are some of the major ensembles which have performed his works.

Éric Morin has enjoyed the financial support of le Fonds pour la formation de chercheurs et l’aide à la recherche (FCAR), the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

To get the complete list of his compositions and the scores and their parts, please write Eric Morin at this address : eric.morin@mus.ulaval.ca

2003

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