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(b 1948 )

Philippe Hersant studied composition with André Jolivet at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris. With a varied catalogue of more than one hundred pieces (excluding his film and theatre scores), he has achieved broad recognition on the contemporary music scene and received commissions from such illustrious institutions as the French Ministry of Culture, Radio France (the opera Le Château des Carpathes, 1991), Paris Opera (the ballet Wuthering Heights, 2002), Leipzig Opera (the opera Le Moine noir, 2006), the Orchestre National de Lyon (Streams, 2000) and Notre-Dame de Paris (Les Vêpres de la Vierge, 2013).

Role: Classical Composer 
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