Ludovic Thirvaudey

French/swiss bassoon player and composer, born Tuesday January 29, 1980, in Thonon-les-Bains

© Hugues Siegenthaler
In concert
5 * 5 - 03.28 7:30pm
Played works

Ludovic Thirvaudey was born in Thonon-les-Bains (France). He studied composition with Éric Gaudibert at the Conservatoire Supérieur in Geneva, and visited postgraduate courses with Michael Jarrell. In 2008, he participated at the composition session Voix Nouvelles of the Fondation Royaumont (France) directed by Brian Ferneyhough, Xavier Dayer and Jérôme Combier. He was chosen to participate at the 2010 edition of the Atelier Opéra en Création of the Académie du Festival d'Aix-en-Provence. Thirvaudey studied bassoon with Catherine Pépin, Roger Birnstingl and Daniele Damiano, and received his master's degree as a soloist in 2005 after studying in the class of Alberto Guerra at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne.

His works have been commissioned by the Fondation Royaumont, Radio Suisse Romande, Concours International de Violon Sion-Valais, Association des Amis de la Musique and by the Quatuor Byron, the

Trio Vernalis, the Trio Eléonore, the Compagnie CH.AU and the city of Thonon. His works …Ad astra (piano and orchestra) and Macte animo… (violin and orchestra) took part in the finals of the 2006, respectively 2008, edition of the Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize for Composition in Belgium. His work L'Abîme des ombres was performed at the Lucerne Festival in 2010. Thirvaudey stands for a music defined by plasticity and lyricism in the instrumental gesture.

At the present, he is a member of the Orchestre de Chambre of Geneva and plays with the trio Divertimento and the Compagnie CH.AU, an ensemble specialised in contemporary and experimental music. He works regularly together with the Ensemble Contrechamps and teaches musical language at the Conservatoire de Musique in Geneva. Thirvaudey is a founding member of the Ensemble Namascae.