BRUNO MANTOVANI (b 1974 )
Bruno Mantovani was born in Châtillon, Paris, in 1974. He went on to study at the Paris Conservatory, where he was awarded no fewer than five first prizes. After attending the computer music Cursus at L’Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique in Paris (IRCAM), he embarked upon a brilliant international career. His plaudits and awards have been many, and his works have been performed at prestigious international venues including Carnegie Hall, New York, La Scala, Milan and the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Mantovani has collaborated with a long list of renowned soloists, conductors, ensembles and orchestras, counting among their number Pierre Boulez, Andrew Davies, Laurence Equilbey and François-Xavier Roth, Accentus and Intercontemporain and the WDR Cologne, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia and the RAI National Symphony Orchestra, Turin. He has been the principal of the Paris Conservatory since September 2010.