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François Rose: Biography

François Rose
1959 -
Region: Québec

François Rose

François Rose (born in Montréal, Québec in 1959) studied composition at McGill University in Montréal with Bruce Mather, Bruce Pennycook and John Rea. From 1989 to 1991, as a recipient of a Canada Council grant, he studied composition and orchestration with Gérard Grisey at Paris Conservatory as well as computer music with Tristan Murail at IRCAM.

In 1997, he received his Ph.D. in composition from the University of California, San Diego where he studied with Roger Reynolds and Brian Ferneyhough and carried on his acoustical research with F. Richard Moore.

His music was performed in several European, Australian, North- and South-American cities. In 1990 he was awarded the ZAIKS prize in the III International Serocki Competition in Poland for a chamber orchestra piece, Face à face, and in 2001 the 2nd Prize at the 5th International Edvard Grieg Competition for Composers in Norway for Le souvenir de l'oubli for violin and piano.

Fascinated by the orchestration in traditional Japanese music, he is the co-author of the website Gagaku project:

And of the book: Le temps et le timbre dans la musique de Gagaku”:

Since 1997 he is professor of composition, harmony and orchestration at the University of the Pacific in Northern California. Rose is a member of the Canadian League of Composers and of the Canadian Music Centre (www.musiccentre.ca).


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