Prix Élan

  • Concert

  • Fri 1 July 2022,
    8:30 p.m.

  • Philharmonie de Paris, Le Studio
    Access plan

  • Full : 8 €
    Discount Price : 5 €
    ManiFeste & Young Cards : 3 €


  • Concert recorded by France Musique

Academy workshop final presentation

The Orchestre national d'Île-de-France and IRCAM have joined forces to create the Élan Prize, in partnership with France Musique, La Maison de la Musique Contemporaine, and Éditions Durand Salabert Eschig/ Universal Music. Composer Augusta Read Thomas and pianist Marie-Ange Nguci are chairing this international competition, which is a part of the IRCAM Academy and leads to a commission for orchestra and electronics. Élan offers the winners a composition workshop and the unique experience of working with an orchestra. An opportunity for a new generation of artists, an initiative to renew the orchestral repertoire, a joint action to bring electronics out of the state of exception in philharmonic life.

Final of the International Orchestra Composition Competition 

Marie-Ange Nguci piano
Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France
Georg Köhler, Sora Elisabeth Lee conductors
Augusta Read Thomas educational advisor

Premieres by the finalists
Saad Haddad MESHAHID
Alexandre Jamar Five Forest Studies
Chenyao Li Flowers on the other shore
Pilar Miralles Allegory of the Five Industrial Forces
Augusta Read Thomas Of Being is a Bird - French Premiere
Stefano Gervasoni Froward - French Premiere

Coproduction IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Orchestre national d’Ile-de-France. In partnership with France Musique, La Maison de la Musique Contemporaine, les éditions Durand-Salabert-Eschig / Universal Music. With the support of the Sacem.

La compositrice Augusta Read Thomas
© Anthony Barlich
La chef Sora Elisabeth Lee
© DR
La pianiste Marie-Ange Nguci
© Caroline Doutre

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