Masterclass with Yan Maresz

Saturday May 25 2019, h. 14.30 – 17.30  (classroom 40)
Masterclass with Yan Maresz

Born in Munich in 1966, Yan Maresz began his musical studies with piano and percussion, then devoted himself to jazz guitar as a self-taught until his meeting with John Mc Laughlin, of which he was the only student and then the principal orchestrator and arranger. He studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1983 to 1986 and progressively oriented towards composing.

In 1987, he received a scholarship from the Princess Grace Foundation in Munich and entered the Julliard School in New York, where he studied composition with David Diamond. In 1994 he followed Ircam’s composition and computer science course, at the end of which he wrote Metallics, a work selected in 1997 by the international Rostrum of Unesco composers.

He has won several prizes and awards for his compositions, including the competition of the City of Trieste, the Rossini Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts and Hervé Dugardin and Jeunes Compositeurs SACEM awards. In residence at the Académie de France in Rome, Villa Medici 1995-1997, the Europäisches Kolleg der Künste in Berlin in 2004, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2012.

He has received numerous commissions and his works are regularly performed in the context of important international festivals, as well as in prestigious symphony orchestras seasons or ensembles in Europe in the United States and Asia.

Since 2007 he has been teaching new technologies and electroacoustic composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur in Paris and at the Boulogne Billancourt Conservatory. A monographic CD of his works performed by the Ensemble Intercontemporain is available under the Accord / Universal label and his works are published by the publisher Durand.