Third Prize
Didier Rotella
FRANCE

Moné Hattori, Violin, JAPAN)

 Composer and pianist, Didier Rotella follows the teaching of André Gorog, Françoise Thinat, Anne Quéffelec, Georges Pludermacher, Géry Moutier for the piano and Edith Canat de Chizy, Alain Louvier, Yan Maresz, Luis Naon, Frédéric Durieux or Hector Parrà for the composition. He was former student at the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris  (CNSMDP), Ecole Normale Alfred Cortot, IRCAM... His recent works testify to a research of the instrumental gesture as primacy to the organization of the musical discourse whether in the relation musician-electronics or in his acoustic pieces, while his profession of interpreter brings him from chamber music to solo repertoire through many creations, alone or in contemporary music ensembles. Holder of many awards, he teaches piano at the conservatory and has been an artist-in-residence at Villa Medicis and Casa de Vélazquez. As a composer, he has written for the Intercontemporain ensembles, Links ensemble, Regards ensemble, Divertimento ensemble, NeueVocal Solisten, the CNSM Orchestra, the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain or the Ensemble Modern (Moscow), the Diotima quartet, Tana quartet, etc. As a pianist, he played in France and abroad and has performed with orchestra, including Prokofiev's 3rd Concerto or Rachmaninoff's 3rd Concerto.
At present, this implication of instrumentalist's gesture in connection with writing is exemplified by his current partnership with Regards Ensemble, where he serve in a dual capacity as both pianist and composer. 

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