Monic Botella Cecconi

(born in Courbevoie, France, 1936),

composer and conductor. She won prizes for writing (harmony, counterpoint, fugue) at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris in 1966 and the Grand Prix de Rome for musical composition. She was music theory teacher at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris from 1982 to 2002. In 2012, she was named Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. Since 2004, she has lived in Provence in the Luberon where she created Les Saisons de la Voix, a series of musical events to help promote young opera talents. Among her many works : Mosaïques for percussion and string orchestra was premiered in Munich under the direction of Rudolf Kempe, 1973 ; Noctuaile, libretto by René David for FR3, the same year received the Grand Prix of  the Académie du Disque français et du Film musical, 1984 ; La Femme de l’Ogre opera Tale, libretto by Pierrette Fleutiaux Radio-France commission, was chosen to represent France at the Prix Italia, 1988. Il signait…Vincent, libretto by Jacques Unal, a passionate opera about the life of Vincent Van Gogh is set at the Grand Théâtre de Tours, with a made for television “Naissance d’un opera”, FR3, 1991 ; French Suite, a chamber opera is set in Pittsburgh (USA), 2012. Most of her works are published by Billaudot et Delatour.
Selected works : Ellipseis, for piano, 1967 ; Concerto pour orgue, soprano, orchestre à cordes ; Trois inventions à trois voix pour trois instruments (vl, vcl, pf), Rideau rouge edition; Argile, for percussion and string orchestra, 1992 ; Instants, for mezzo-soprano coloratura, clarinet and string orchestra ; La chèvre amarante, a tribute to Ravel (L’enfant et les sortilèges) ; La Femme de l’Ogre, opera-tale, 1983 ; Il signait…Vincent , 1991 ; Opera-clown, opera for and by children, 2001 ; Pirlipipi, opera for and by children, 2002

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