Nicolas Bacri

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Nicolas Bacri (born November 23, 1961 in Paris ) is a French contemporary composer .

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Nicolas Bacri had his first piano lessons at the age of seven and then studied harmony, counterpoint, analysis and composition with Françoise Gangloff-Levéchin , Christian Manen and, from 1979, with Louis Saguer , who prepared him for the entrance exam at the Paris Conservatory .

Bacri studied composition with Michel Philippot and Serge Nigg , music analysis with Claude Ballif and orchestration with Marius Constant . During this time he wrote his first compositions, including a string quartet, a piano and a violin concerto (which was premiered on Radio France in 1985 ). In 1983 he received the first prize in composition, which was combined with a two-year study visit to the Villa Medici in Rome. This is where u. a. a cello concerto and his first symphony.

After his return to France he worked a. a. for Radio France and was a member of the SACEM symphonic commission . From 1991 to 1993 he studied at the Casa de Velázquez in Madrid, where he composed his monumental Sinfonia da Requiem , a string sextet, a trumpet concerto and other works.

From 1993 to 1998 he stayed at the invitation of the Pour Que l'Esprit Vive Society at La Prée Abbey , where he helped organize the annual Rencontres Musicales . In 1995 he became composer in residence of the Orchester de Picardie in Amiens, for which he composed his symphony Sturm und Drang .

As a result, an extensive compositional work was created, which u. a. includes seven symphonies, partitas and suites for orchestra, instrumental concerts, chamber music and works for solo instruments, songs, choral and stage works. His catalog raisonné includes more than 150 opus numbers.

In July 2010 his work Quasi una fantasia for three solo violins and orchestra op. 118 was premiered in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden . The soloists Lisa Batiashvili , Alina Pogostkina , Baïba Skride and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra conducted by Constantinos Carydis played .

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  1. Festspielhaus Baden-Baden : 1613_geigen_bacri_hd.mp4.flv , From the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden: Nicolas Bacri Quasi una fantasia for three solo violins and orchestra op.118 , accessed on December 18, 2016.