Chamouard is born in Paris. After studying
piano with Guy Lasson (a pupil of Yves Nat)
and composition under Roger Boutry (a pupil of Nadia
Boulanger), Philippe Chamouard went to the University
of Paris at the Sorbonne, where he obtained a doctorate for his
work on the orchestration of Mahler's symphonies.
interested by the Austrian composer, Philippe Chamouard dedicated his book,
published in 1989, to him. An honorary member of the International Gustav
Mahler Gesellschaft of Vienna and writer/ editor for Deutsche
Grammophon editions, Chamouard taught musical writing at the University
of Paris IV until 2004.
1992, when Philippe Chamouard chose to have his
works played again, they were immediately programmed in France - at concerts
(the Colonne Orchestra, Sacred art festival in the city of Paris, the Paris
music), as well as in festivals both within France and mainly abroad, in central
Europe, Poland, Romania,Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, but also in Spain,
Portugal, Salvador, Latvia, Norway, Finland, Vietnam, USA
Francisco, Los Angeles...)...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.