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impuls . 10th International Ensemble and Composers Academy for Contemporary Music


Graz, February 10th - 22nd, 2017



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Brice Pauset, harpsichord


Born in 1965 in Besançon (France).
First piano lessons at the age of five, first violin lessons at eight.
1975 – 1984 studies at the Conservatoire National de Région de Besançon (piano, violin, harpsicord, chamber music, pedagogy, harmony, counterpoint).
1984-1986 composition studies as well as electronic music at the Conservatoire national de région de Boulogne-Billancourt with Michel Zbar, at the same time studies of philosophy in Paris (Sorbonne) and Leuwen (Katholische Universität), 1986 awarded a doctorate in philosophy (cum laude).
Private lessons with Gustav Leonhardt in Amsterdam (harpsicord).
Further studies in composition with Michel Philippot and Gérard Grisey, Franco Donatoni, Alain Bancquart as well as master classes with Henri Dutilleux, Brian Ferneyhough and Michael Jarrell.

One year cursus for composition and computer science as well as artistic consultant activity at IRCAM (Paris).
Lectureship for piano and harpsicord accompaniment, interpretation for singers and analysis at the Conservatoire Besançon, for analysis and aesthetics (IRCAM-CNRS, Nationalzentrum für wissenschaftiche Forschung) in Paris.
Invitation to various festivals, a.o. Agora (Paris), Ars Musica (Brussels), Musik-Biennale Berlin, Darmstädter Ferienkurse, Donaueschinger Musiktage, Musica (Strasbourg), Musica Viva München, Musikprotokoll Graz, Présence (Paris), Stockholm New Music Festiva, Wien Modern.
Concert activities as harpsichordist and pianist.


Due to illness Brice Pauset had to cancel his participation at impuls 2017.