Emmanuel Hieaux (1958 - )

Emmanuel Hieaux was born in Dreux in 1958.

He graduated in both music and literature, studying the piano at the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Musique in Paris and majoring in French and English literature at Nanterre University. From then on, the links between music and other forms of artistic expression have formed the basis of several of his works. For example, Sur trois Poèmes d’Eluard (Accompaniment to Three poems by Eluard) for violin and piano, the suite Et Dieu vit que cela était bon (And God Saw That It Was Good), inspired by the paintings of Guillaume Villaros, a score for piano for the film l’Aurore (Sunrise, A Song of Two Humans) by Murnau as well as a musical adaptation of Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel.

His meeting with the pianist, Yvonne Lafarge, proved to be a decisive moment in his career, as did studying composition with Jacques Castérède, a teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris.

Ever since childhood, Schumann and Ravel have ranked among Emmanuel Hieaux’s favorite composers. Later on, he found Berg and Bartók particularly inspiring. According to the musicologist, Philippe Fourquet, “Emmanuel Hieaux’s music often develops freely around a single narrative line. His analytical approach and eye for detail in no way imprison his language in rules that are too strict and overly rigid.”

In 1990 and 1991, Emmanuel Hieaux was Laureate of the Fondation Laurent-Vibert based at Lourmarin Castle in Provence and became a member of the Association du Trityque in Paris.

Emmanuel Hieaux has since been commissioned on many occasions by soloists or musical ensembles, for example l’Ensemble Rhapsodes, le Trio Pangea, le Quatuor Kocian, the violinist André Pons-Valdès and the pianists Ivan Klansky, Richard Damas and Bruno Belthoise. His compositions have been recorded and played in France and abroad (Canada, the Czech Republic, Chili, Portugal, etc.) and broadcast on France Musique, Radio Classique Québec, Prague Classic FM, as well as on Antena 2 in Lisbon.

 

This composer has 9 works on AvA:

Impressions nocturnes

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La nuit et ses prestiges

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La Promèsse

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La prophétie de l'oubli

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Le temps funambule

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Sept tourne-pages

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Sonate

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Sur trois poèmes d'Éluard

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