Jean-Patrick Besingrand

jp-carnegie-hall-stepsA native of Bordeaux (1985), Jean-Patrick Besingrand has been described as an « audacious composer » whose music « takes the listener on a fascinating and rewarding journey » (Anne LeBaron).

He has participated in several festivals and masterclasses, including Musica Festival, Shanghai New Music Week Festival, Thailand International Composition Festival, Viola’s 2014 at the Paris Conservatory, and l’Odyssée des Arts Sonnants in Bordeaux. He has received recognition from the Lin Yao Ji International Competition, the Robert Avalon International Competition for Composers, and the First International Composition Competition Viola’s 2014. Jean-Patrick is also the winner of the 2015 CMU Orchestra Composition Competition and the 2015 CMU String Quartet Composition Competition. Most recently, his saxophone quartet won the first prize of the Composition Competition for Saxophone Quartet organized by SaxOpen and the Festival Musica. In Spring 2016, Jean-Patrick will work with the Molinari Quartet as a winner of their Sixth International Composition Competition.

His music has been performed by the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, the Mivos Quartet, the Del Sol Quartet, the Carnegie Mellon Contemporary Ensemble, the Ensemble MISE-EN, the Ensemble Offspring, C4, the Very Small Consortium Ensemble, the Singularity saxophone quartet, the Aurae Duo, and by the soloists Thomas Piercy, Vilian Ivantchev, Yumi Suehiro, Elsa Seger, Andrew White, Martha Cargo and Etienne Rolin.

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