Frédéric Durieux was born an February 27, 1959 in Paris.
He studied at the Conservatory of music in Paris (CNSMDP) where he won the First Prize of Analysis in 1984 – class of Betsy Jolas – and, in 1986, the First Prize of Composition – class of Ivo Malec.
He completed his studies at the IRCAM between 1985 and 1986.
From 1987 to 1989 he has received a scholarship at Villa Medici in Rome.
Since 1985, Frédéric Durieux reveived many commissions for new Works and his pieces are played in Europe, in the United States and in Japan. He cooporated with the Ensemble InterContemporain, Linea, 2e2m, L’Itinéraire, IRCAM, Remix Ensemble (Portugal), the KamarEnsembleN (Swenden), MusicLab (England), Ensemble Talea (USA), Ensemble Prometeo, Ensemble Divertimento (Italia), Quatuor Diotima (France), The Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestra Nazionale delle RAI Torino, etc. His scores have been played by great directors as Peter Eötvös, Pierre Boulez, Franck Ollu, Myung Whun Chung & Tito Ceccherini.
Frédéric Durieux teached analysis at the Conservatory of Music in Paris (CNSMDP) from 1990 to 2001. In 2001 he becomes teacher of composition for the same institution.
Officier des Arts & Lettres, Frédéric Durieux received the Prize of the musical composition of the Foundation Prince Pierre de Monaco in 2005 for his work « Traverses 1, 2 & 3 » for full orchestra.
Frédéric Durieux give master classes in many conservatory and universities : Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi in Milano, Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, Musikhoschule of Berlin (UdK and Hanns Eisler), Munich, Weimar and Vienna, Götteborg University, Guildhall school of music and drama in London, Shanghai Conservatory, Kutinachi University in Tokyo, etc.
Frédéric Durieux’s scores are published by Rai Trade Edizioni Musicali (Rome) & J. Jobert (Paris)
More informations on his official website : www.fredericdurieux.com