Philippe Chamouard was born in Paris (1952). He studied piano with Aline van Barentzen, composition with Roger Boutry (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris) and musicology ( University of Paris-IV).


After having been writer/editor for Deutsche Grammphon, he taught music writing between 1994 and 2004 at the University of Paris-Sorbonne. Since then , he regularly gives conferences. He published a book on Gustav Mahler.


In 1987, he destroyed all of these scores. After a year of reflection, he returns to write with Sphène for orchestra.

His symphonic scores are programmed in France (Radio-France, Les Paris de la Musique, OrchestreColonne) ,in many festivals (festival d'Art sacré de la ville de Paris Belle Ile en mer, Belaye…) and abroad: Poland, Romania, Hungary Bosnia and Herzegovina, Latvia, Estonia, Salvador , Finland, Spain, Portugal, Norway, Germany, Canada, USA, Vietnam ...


Philippe Chamouard works essentially orchestral scores: 10 symphonies, concertante works with trumpet, cello, violin, celtic harp, japanese koto...,but also for strings orchestra, for voices, for choirs...His works are recorded in Universal Music and Indesens/Calliope.

Halabja has passed around fifty in France, the Kyrie de la Messe des Anges was a record success as Universal reissued it in 2002.

Barbara Hendricks, Olivier Messiaen, Maurice André and Ennio Morricone have congratulated Chamouard and encouraged him to continue his search for a language common to composer, interpreter and audience. Refusing a purely i ntellectual and theoretical concept of creation, the sources of his inspiration are essentially linked to an ideology drawn from humanism and spirituality.