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Yan Maresz

Yan MareszFrench composer born in Monaco in 1966, Yan Maresz began his musical studies with piano and percussion at the Music Academy of Monte-Carlo. Early on, he discovered jazz and devoted himself to the guitar by himself. In 1983, he became a student of guitarist John McLaughlin he was the only student, and since 1989, the main orchestrator and arranger. He studied jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1984 to 1986, and is gradually moving towards writing. In 1986, he received a scholarship from the Foundation Princess Grace of Monaco in between class and composition at the Juilliard School in New York where he completed his degree in 1992 with David Diamond. Parallel composition, he continued his activities for a time in the jazz world, he has worked as an arranger and guitarist John McLaughlin on his records “The Promise”, “Time Remembered” and “Thieves & Poets “. In 1993, he moved to Paris and follows the curriculum of composition and computer music at IRCAM where he studied with Tristan Murail.

He has received various awards, such as the 2nd prize in the composition of the city of Trieste in 1991 and the Prix Rossini Academy of Fine Arts in 1994. That same year, he was a finalist in the price of composition Prince Pierre de Monaco and the price Gaudeamus Amsterdam. In 1995, he was awarded the SACEM prize Dugardin Hervé and his work “Metallics” is recommended by the International Rostrum of Composers UNESCO. In 2006, he received the SACEM Price for Young Composers. It is a boarder at the Académie de France in Rome, Villa Medici from 1995 to 1997, the Europäisches Kolleg der Künste Berlin in 2004, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2012.

Yan Maresz received orders from the Orchestre de Paris, the French state for the Orchestra of Cannes and the Orchestre d’Auvergne, Sponsorship Musical Société Générale Chamber Philharmonic of Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra Radio France and the London Sinfonietta, the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, IRCAM, the Auditorium du Louvre, Piano aux Jacobins Festival, Festival Musica, the Ballet Monte Carlo Accentus Chamber Choir and Percussions de Strasbourg. His works are also performed in France and abroad by many formations and are also regularly performed as part of the major international festivals.

He regularly gives master classes in Europe, as well as IRCAM where he is currently pursuing a research work on the orchestration and it is often sought as a speaker. In 2003 and 2004 he was composer in residence at the Strasbourg Conservatory and in 2004/2005 he was visiting professor at McGill University in Montreal. From 2006 to 2011 he was professor of composition at the curriculum of composition and computer music at IRCAM.

He currently teaches orchestration and electro-acoustics at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris, as well as electro-acoustic at the Conservatory of Boulogne-Billancourt.