Richard Dubugnon was born in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1968 and has both Swiss and French citizenship. He started music at the age of 20 after studying History in Montpellier, France. He was accepted in 1992 at the Paris Conservatory, where he graduated with three prizes: 1st Prix for Counterpoint (1993), 1st Prix for Double Bass (1995, class of J-M. Rollez), and 2nd Prix for Fugue (1994). Richard also studied Composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London with Paul Patterson, from which he graduated in 1997 with a DipRAM and a Master of Composition degree. He was awarded a Manson Fellowship of Composition in 1998-99.
In 1997, Dubugnon was the winner of the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne Young Composers Competition. Other awards include the Nadia & Lili Boulanger Prize (France) and the Edwin Samuel Dove Prize, one of the highest distinctions of the Royal Academy of Music. In 2002, he became the recipient of the Natexis Banques Populaires Award for Composition (France).
Dubugnon has had a number of his works performed in Europe, the USA, and elsewhere, including performances at international music festivals and on British, French, and Swiss radio stations. His works have also been performed at the Royal Festival Hall; Wigmore Hall; Purcell Room; St John's, Smith Square (London); and Salle Pleyel (Paris).
He has received commissions from Radio France, Orchestre National de France, Musique nouvelle en libert, and the London Mozart Players.
Role: Classical Artist