Anne-Marie Fijal

(born in Paris, 1947, resident in Paris), pianist and composer. She studied at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, she obtained first prizes in piano, chamber music, musical aesthetics, chamber music (3rd cycle). She composed works for the concert, cinema, theater and dance. Through constant dialogue between her work as a performer and creator, she realizes the link between visionary works like sonata opus 111 Beethoven or Schumann Kreisleriana and one of her works, a mixture of lyricism, violence and rigor. Her music does not break with the past (harmony and counterpoint) but is contemporary sound through research materials
Selected works: Jocaste  Reine, musical theatre, from Nancy Huston, first performance, 2010;
De l’infiniment petit, for piano, 2009; Crépuscule incandescent, for 2 pianos 2002; Yerma, musical Theatre, from F.G. Llorca, first performance, 2002; Fragments II, for piano and orchestra, first performance, 1999; Le Baiser, opera, libretto by Robert Walser, state commission, 1998;  Der Brennende Acker (la terre qui flambe), music for the silent movie unpublished F.W. Murnau (1922), score:1h40, the ZDF commission, first performance, 1996; Fragments, for piano, 1996; Partition, 1990, musical theatre from J.Y.Picq, state commission, first performance, 1991; Palimpseste, for piano and double-sounds, 1987; Meïose, for orchestra, first creation, 1983
Recording: Sourdes clameurs Schumann-Fijal-Beethoven, with the Blues singer Colette Magny (2CD): chanson pour Titine, Berceuses du monde entier, Pena Konga, 1998, coup de cœur, FNAC.
Awards: prize on the Critique Dramatique et Musicale, 1989; Chevalier de l’Ordre  National du Mérite.

Contact: www.annemariefijal.com