French musicologist, Alexandre Dratwicki is also the scientific director of the Palazzetto Bru Zane, a French romantic music center located in Venice.
Alexandre Dratwicki began studying music at the age of 15 with the clarinet. He quickly wiwinns numerous prizes and distinctions, including a gold medal at the Nancy Conservatory in Olivier Dartevelle’s class. At the same time, he began studying the viola and became particularly interested in chamber music. He was awarded a gold medal in this very discipline in 1996 at the Metz Conservatoire à rayonnement régional.
Alexandre Dratwicki holds a doctorate in musicology from the University of Paris IV. This degree allowed him to become a resident of Villa Médicis in 2004 as an art historian, specialized in musicology. He also graduated in aesthetics at the Paris Conservatory. Alexandre Dratwicki has written and coordinated a large number of publications, notably on 18th and 19th century French music, produced programs for France Musique and was artistic advisor to the Théâtre National de l' Opéra Comique. As a researcher, he is particularly interested in the notions of virtuosity and musical academicism.
Director of the Palazzetto Bru Zane in Venice, a place of diffusion, teaching and living work, he tries to encourage the rediscovery of 19th century French musical heritage. As part of the promotion of this musical heritage, he regularly collaborates with ensembles such as Les Talens lyriques, Le Concert Spirituel, Le Cercle de l' Harmonie, Les Siècles, the French National Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and Les Cris de Paris.
Four landmark dates in the life of Alexandre Dratwicki
2003: Becale Doctor in Musicology
2004: Resident of the Villa Médicis from April to September
2007: The book "Un nouveau commerce de la virtuosité (1780-1830)", published by Symmetry received the prize “Muses de l'essai”.
2012: Launched the Palazzetto Bru Zane's series “French Opera”.