Eric Tanguy

French composer (Caen, 1968 -)

Eric Tanguy is a French composer of contemporary music among the most widely performed and broadcasted both in France and internationally.

Eric Tanguy studied composition with Horatiu Radulescu. He then continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory in Ivo Malec’s and Gérard Grisey’s classes, before obtaining a first prize in composition in 1991. During his stay in Rome in 1993 - 1994 as a Académie de France’s resident, he is noticed by Henri-Dutilleux and invited to the Tanglewood Music Centre. Rewarded by several institutions of reference in contemporary creation, Eric Tanguy does one residency after another with various orchestras. He has received major commissions in France and abroad: its catalogue now includes a wide variety of works (from solo and chamber music to concertos, vocal pieces and symphonic works), performed by major figures of our time (Mstislav Rostropovitch, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Paavo Järvi, etc.).

Eric Tanguy regularly collaborates with writers and visual artists such as Gérard Fromanger, Yan Pei-Ming and Michel Onfray.

Six landmark dates in the life of Eric Tanguy

1991: First place in composition of the Paris Conservatory

1993-1994: Resident at the Académie de France in Rome

2001: Mstislav Rostropovitch creates her Second Cello Concerto

2004 and 2008: Composer of the year at the Victoires de la musique classique

2012: SACEM Grand Prize for his career as a composer

2014: High School Students Grand Prize

Six key works by Eric Tanguy

2000: Concerto for cello and orchestra n°2

2002: Incanto

2004: Sénèque, dernier jour, concerto for orchestra and reciter

2013: Concerto for organ and orchestra

2014: Affettuoso

2017: Concerto for clarinet and orchestra