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From his country of birth, Tunisia, and from his discovery of ethnomusicology, Bernard de Vienne remains marked by all the music of the world whose colors, rhythms, specific modes of play irrigate in depth his works. His training as a flautist, the pleasure of improvisation, virtuoso instrumental playing, the search for poetic and unusual sounds lead him to write moving music with constantly renewed colors.

In 1993, the jury of the International Composition Competition in Trieste awarded him the first prize for his 1st Chamber Symphony for 13 solo instruments, thus recognizing the quality of his creation. Since then, he has regularly received commissions from major institutions, renowned conductors and performers who play his music around the world.

Devoting himself mainly to composition, he is also solicited by various institutions (Scènes Nationales, Theatres, CNFPT, Conservatories, etc.) of shows. As part of several publications, he participates in the writing of articles on contemporary musical aesthetics (2012, catalog of the Folmer exhibition in New York ; 2011, magazine Le Magazine des Arts ).

His monographic CD, Les identities remarkables (recorded by the ensemble Le Concert Impromptu and pianist Bruno Belthoise), was awarded 4 diapasons by the eponymous magazine and the MezzoM label. Bernard de Vienne's musical writing, book by Joseph Delaplace (professor at the Faculty of Rennes2), contributes to making his writing and his many works published by François Dhalmann and Lemoine editions better known.


Bernard de Vienne received in 1993 the first prize in the international composition competition of the city of Trieste, Italy.


From his training as a modern and baroque flautist, he still has a pronounced taste for improvisation, the search for unusual sounds and the pleasure of playing. From his country of birth, Tunisia, he remains deeply marked by world music. From his university studies, an appetite for culture in all its forms: arts, science, philosophy...


His colorful, imaginative and changing music draws from all these sources and is characterized by the arrangement of multiple motifs with different characters which, from variant to variant, interact with each other and on the formal development. There he developed an acute awareness of musical shaping, a refinement in orchestration as well as a constantly renewed attention to harmony.


His works - commissioned by various renowned performers, instrumental ensembles, institutions... - are regularly given at concerts, carte blanche, festivals, fairs... These are written for various formations - from the instrument or the solo voice to the symphony orchestra - and are published by Éditions François Dhalmann and Lemoine.

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