Dutilleux Centenary Symposium

28/01/2016, 9:30 - 16:00


Cardiff University School of Music presents a day of talks by eminent composers and scholars investigating Dutilleux’s music and legacy. Speakers include Eric Tanguy, Julian Anderson, Caroline Potter and Caroline Rae. We are delighted to be able to announce that Her Excellency Madame Sylvie Bermann, Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom, will present the opening address.

Henri Dutilleux (1916-2013) was among the greatest and most celebrated French composers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Heir to the tradition of Debussy and Ravel, his music is characterised by that most French of attributes – magic of timbre. Dutilleux also had connections with Cardiff and was made an Honorary Fellow of Cardiff University during his visit to the city in 2008 for the BBC Discovering Dutilleux Festival organised by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in collaboration with Cardiff University.

It is fitting that Dutilleux’s centenary is celebrated in Cardiff and that the Cardiff University School of Music collaborates once again with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales to mount a tribute to this internationally acclaimed composer.

A series of orchestral and chamber music concerts featuring Dutilleux’s music at St David’s Hall, Hoddinott Hall and Cardiff University Concert Hall starts on his centenary day of 22 January 2016 and continues into March.

Join us in this unique series of events celebrating the Dutilleux centenary.

The Symposium programme is now available to download.


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Celebrating the Dutilleux Centenary