Thierry Lancino
(France - 1954)

Thierry Lancino has been awarded the prestigious commission from the Koussevitzky Music Foundation in the Library of Congress (2007) for which he writes a Requiem including an original text by Pascal Quignard. This evening long work was premiered by the Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir at Salle Pleyel in Paris. The recording was made available by Naxos

Thierry Lancino was appointed Pensionnaire of the Académie de France à Rome at the Villa Médicis - formerly the historical Prix de Rome - which honors composers for their entire body of literature. After residencies in the universities of Colgate, Stanford and San Diego where he acquired expertise in new technologies, Pierre Boulez invited him to join the team of his Paris Institute at the Pompidou Center (IRCAM). This collaboration resulted in commissions and recordings.

Lancino has later focused on large orchestral writing which includes his Violin Concerto, Trombone concerto, The Death of Virgil, also released by Naxos His music can be heard on recordings by Wergo, Ades/MFA, Triton, K167, Pergola. Thierry Lancino presently resides in South California.

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