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
After having been writer/editor for
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,
) 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
Halabja has passed around fifty in France,
the Kyrie de la Messe des Anges was a record success as Universal reissued
it in 2002.
Olivier Messiaen, Maurice André and Ennio
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.