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Jean-Jacques Di Tucci

French composer born 25 February 1958 in Montpellier.

Jean-Jacques Di Tucci was born in France in 1958 and studied at the Conservatoire de Montpellier and then at the Conservatoire de Lyon (CNSMDL), taking composition with Gilbert Amy. In 1995, he was awarded a Diplôme national d’études supérieures de musique with highest honors in composition, analysis, and orchestration.

Di Tucci has won several international composition competitions including the Prix Reine Marie José in Geneva in 1996 for Quatre poèmes de Jacques Dupin, and has received multiple commandes d’État (commissions from the French Ministry of Culture), largely for orchestra.

From 2001 to 2002, he was composer-in-residence with the Orchestre national de Montpellier. In 2004, Rivages II was premiered by Radio France (Paris) and at the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. The piece was also a selection of UNESCO’s 51st International Rostrum of Composers.

In 2006, he was selected along with seven other composers to travel to Shanghai and study traditional Chinese music. This project led to the composition of Wai Xing, for erhu (Chinese spike fiddle) and symphony orchestra, which premiered in 2007 during the Shanghai International Spring Festival.

For the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, his composition Ouverture pour une exposition premiered in a performance by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.

From 2012 to 2013, he was composer-in-residence with the Conservatoire du Grand Narbonne, which commissioned his piece Le Zéphyr for women’s choir.

Di Tucci’s compositions have been performed by numerous orchestras including the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D.C., the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the national orchestras of Bordeaux, Lille, Strasbourg, and Montpellier, and the Ensemble intercontemporain. He is published by Editions Billaudot.

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Jean-Jacques Di Tucci.

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  • Jean-Jacques DI TUCCI, Agnus Dei, Ensemble Héliade, avec des œuvres d’Arvo Pârt, Einojuhani Rautavaara et  Francis Poulenc, 1 cd Héliade, 2007, HEL / 01.
  • Jean-Jacques DI TUCCI, Canticum canticorum, dans « L’Amante », Ensemble vocal Mora Vocis : Monique Avril, Anne-Marie Deschamps, Annie Pâris, Caroline Marçot et Hélène Decarpignies, avec des œuvres d’Hildegard von Bingen, Anne-Marie Deschamps, Klaus Huber, Daniel Meier, Caroline Marçot et des extraits des manuscrits de Worcester et de Las Huelgas, 1 cd Mandala MAN 5090 HMCD 83 (distribution Harmonia Mundi), 2005.
  • Jean-Jacques DI TUCCI, Étude pour Ramypide, Michel Gastaud (Duo Hyksos), avec des œuvres de Petros Korelis, Roger Lersy, François Rosse, Alain Féron, Giacinto Scelsi, Yoshihisa Taïra, Jean-Yves Naviner, 1995, 1cd Timpani 1C1032.