FINZI Graciane

Graciane Finzi was born into a family of musicians. After studying at the conservatory in her native Casablanca, Graciane Finzi entered the CNSMDP, where she won numerous prizes, including those for harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition.

Graciane Finzi uses instruments, whether orchestral masses or soloists, taking into account their individuality, then unites them in juxtaposed groups, each with its own dynamism, impulses, color and rhythm of life, thus multiplying the real parts.

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Biography

Graciane Finzi was born into a family of musicians.
After studying at the conservatory in her native Casablanca, Graciane Finzi entered the CNS-MDP, where she won numerous first prizes, including those for harmony, counterpoint, fugue and composition.
In 1979, she was appointed professor at the CNSM in Paris.
In 1982, she was awarded the Prix de la Promotion Symphonique de la Sacem.
1989, Prix Georges Enesco, and her opera “Pauvre Assassin” was awarded the Prix de la SACD in 1992.
In 2001, she was awarded the SACEM Grand Prix for the body of her work.
In 2006, the Institut de France awarded her the Prix Chartier.
SACD awarded her the Prix Musique in 2013.
Composer in residence at the Orchestre National de Lille from 2001 to 2003, giving birth to
Moments pour grand orchestre conducted by Jean-Claude Casadesus.
Sits on the SACD Board of Directors from 2016 to 2020 and on the SACEM symphonic commission from 2015 to 2020.
2020, the Institut de France awards her the Prix Florent Schmitt.
2020, promotion to Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres

Graciane Finzi’s repertoire comprises over a hundred works and seven operas.
All her works have been commissioned by Radio France, festivals and orchestras.

These include la tombée du jour for voice and orchestra created by José Van Dam, Pauvre assassin created at the Opéra du Rhin to a libretto by Pavel Kohout, le dernier jour de Socrate at the Opéra comique to a libretto by Jean-Claude Carrière, la bas peut- être opera for teenagers and general public with libretto by Emmanuelle Marie, Fräulein Else by the Voce quartet and Juliana Banse, Concerto for piano and orchestra soloist Jean-Claude Pennetier, Errance dans la nuit for cello and orchestra by Gary Hoffman, Univers de lumière text by Jean Audouze narrated by Michel Piccoli, music conducted by Yves Prin, Brume de Sable concerto for percussion by Adrien Perruchon and the Or-chestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung, Scénogra-phies by Edouard Hopper conducted by Claire Gibault narration by Natalie Dessay, Sony music disc, Soleil vert was the subject of 3 concerts at the Gürzenich Orchester in Cologne conducted by François- Xa-vier Roth.

The greatest performers and orchestras in France and abroad have premiered his works (Paris, New York, London, Rome, Moscow, Helsinki, Vancouver, Nuremberg, Buenos Aires, Bremen, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Berlin, Madrid, Irkutsk, Santia-go du Chili, Hamburg, Warsaw, Köln…).

 

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(French) Graciane Finzi – Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que Graciane Finzi et Philippe Schœller sont nommés au grade de Chevalier de l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

(French) Graciane Finzi

Création mondiale de La Maison qui ne dormait jamais pour clarinette, alto, violoncelle, accordéon & récitant ( texte de Olivier Cohen ) avec l’Ensemble Calliopée :  Karine Lethiec, alto et direction artistique / Carjez Gerretsen, clarinette […]

(French) Création Winternacht – Graciane Finzi – 29 janvier 2019

Mardi 29 janvier 2019 à 20h45 – Église de Lognes  77 Winternacht pour violon (Agnès Pyka) et piano (Laurent Wagschal)     http://www.lafermedubuisson.com/programme/brahms-aujourdhui http://www.desequilibres.fr/brahms-aujourdhui/

Events

19

Dec

2023

Graciane Finzi

Couleurs de vie, for viola and organ (world premiere) Auditorium de La Maison de la Radio et de la Musique – Paris – 8:00 PM (commissioned by Radio France) Paul […]

10

Nov

2023

Graciane Finzi

Espaces saturés et Le Pays d’avant naître (for string sextet) by Ensemble DesÉquilibres (dir. Agnès Pyka) at Palais des Rencontres¨- Château-Thierry 8:45pm read more

28

Jun

2023

(French) Graciane Finzi

Reprise de Mémoire oubliée pour clarinette, piano & quatuor à cordes Conservatoire de Bordeaux (F) – 20H00 Élèves du Conservatoire En savoir plus

02

Jun

2023

(French) Graciane Finzi

Reprise de Espaces saturés et Le Pays d’avant naître pour sextuor à cordes Musiqu’en Cité(s) – Château de Champs sur Marne l’Orangerie – 10H30 Ensemble Des Equilibres. En savoir plus…

26

Mar

2023

(French) Graciane Finzi

Création mondiale – Duos : Imitation, Taquinerie, Small Events, Poursuite,  Petit Auditorium – Conservatoire Caen (F) – 15H30 Élèves du Conservatoire En savoir plus