Patrice Challulau
composer | France, °1959
COMPOSITION 1991 : First Prize
Patrice Challulau is a pupil of Louis Saguer and Franco Donatoni. He is a member of the Casa Velázquez in Madrid and of the Lourmarin Laurent-Vibert Foundation. He received the Jean-Gabriel Marie Prize of the Marseille Academy for his entire work (1992) and the Georges Wildenstein Prize of the French Fine Art Academy (1997). He is a laureate of more than 30 international composition competitions including the Vienna-Mozart-Hauptpreis for the bicentenary, The Andrés Segovia Prize in Madrid, The Valentino Bucchi Prize in Roma and the Queen Elisabeth Competition.

As a composer he has written more than 160 works - which have been played in Europe, Asia and in the Americas. For a number of years his work has been directed towards mastering a polysemic style. The last premieres: Hommage à Yves Bonnefoy at the Collège de France in Paris, Bach fantasia (Casals Hall, Tokyo, Japan), Unas figuras, left hand concerto by the Baden-Baden orchestra, Funérailles at the Madrid opera (Spain) & in San Antonio (Texas), Farben by the New London Chamber Choir at the Huddersfield Festival (England), Monostiques at the Musikverein (Vienna, Austria), Concerto for guitar at the Madrid Auditorium National, Coulour vivo by the Ad Fontes
Choir & Avignon Opera Orchestra at the Aix Cathedral, Pensées intimes de Mozart, at the Halles (Paris), Fragments disposés at the Royal convent of St Maximin…

As a pianist Patrice Challulau plays Liszt, Beethoven, Couperin, Scriabin and his own music in monographic concerts. His pieces are published by Leduc, Schott, Zen-on, Billaudot…
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