RICHARD DUBUGNON (b 1968 )
Born in Lausanne and with Swiss and French nationality, Richard Dubugnon studied at the Paris Conservatoire and then at the Royal Academy of Music in London. He has enjoyed a career as a double bass player as well as a composer, showing a particular interest in opera, of which his version of Chekhov’s A Proposal is an example.
Dubugnon draws on a variety of sources, showing technical expertise in works such as his Canonic Verses for oboe, oboe d’amore and cor anglais, which explores various canonic possibilities. His Frenglish Suite for wind quintet mingles influences from various English and French composers. The Trois Évocations finlandaises for solo double bass recalls memories of a journey to Finland.