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Serge Arcuri: Biography

Serge Arcuri
1954 -
Region: Québec

Serge Arcuri

Serge Arcuri was born in Quebec in 1954. After studying composition and analysis in Gilles Tremblay’s class at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal, he continued with researches in electroacoustics at the conservatory and at the Université de Montréal. In 1981 he won the SOCAN Sir Ernest MacMillan prize for young composers. In 1984 he was a finalist in two categories of the CBC Young Composers Competition, In 1991 he received the prize Joseph-S. Stauffer from the Canda Council, and in 2008 he was awarded the Opus Prize for composer of the year.

He has received grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des letters du Québec; commissions from a number of organizations, including the Montreal symphony orchestre (MSO), la Société de musique contemporaine du Québec (SMCQ), CBC/Radio-Canada, the Canadian Music Centre in Québec, le Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, l’Association pour la création et la recherche électroacoustique du Québec (ACREQ), Vancouver New Music, Musica Camerata, l’ECM+, the Montreal Baroque Orchestra, the Arion Baroque Orchestra, the Molinari Quartet, the ensemble ARTefact, I Musici de Montréal, the Toronto Philharmonia, and the Arditti Quartet; and commissions from a number of musicians including harpist Nathalie Teevin-Lebens, oboist Lawrence Cherney, flutist Robert Cram, accordionist Joseph Petric, pianist Brigitte Poulin, violinist Silvia Mandolini, violinist Angèle Dubeau and the ensemble La Pieta, organist Gisèle Guibord, harpsichordists Cathrine Perrin and Luc Beauséjour, and pianist Louise Bessette.

He also writes for theatre, cinéma and television.

2019

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