Composer, musicologist and pianist, Etienne Kippelen gets three price at Paris CNSMD (analysis, aesthetics and harmony) and a price at Lyons CNSMD (composition)
Passionate about teaching, he is currently professor of analysis at the CRR of Paris and musical analysis and history at the CRD of Bobigny. Doctor of Music, he has taught since 2006 at the Aix-Marseille University. His research about modern music led him to publish dozens of academic articles and a book entitled « La mélodie instrumentale après 1945 », published by Delatour Editions.
Musical assistant for television broadcasts of Jean-François Zygel, Etienne puts his oratorical talent to the public at « concerts-découverte », where he presents the works and give a different listening of music (https://www.facebook.com/concert.decouverte). Wishing to contribute to the dissemination of music , he created and co-directed since 2016 the festival “Nocturnes Sainte-Victoire” with pianist Alexandra Lescure.
Composer of about forty pieces for various vocal and instrumental training, he studied with personalities as eclectic as Régis Campo, Allain Gaussin and Philippe Hurel. His sextet Aksak gets two awards at the “Concours international Dutilleux” in 2012. His works are regularly created in various festivals: Eurochestries, Festival du Haut-Bugey, Moments musicaux de Chagny, Printemps Musical de Vaucluse, Festival Radio France à Montpellier , etc.
His piece "Terre et mer" (" Earth and sea"), ordered by Eurochestries in 2015 was created by the international orchestra of the festival in Charente Maritime department (France) in August, 2015, conducted by Igor Dohovic (Slovakia). You can listen it in a recording realized by an orchestra of students of the CNSMD of Lyon conducted by Fabrice Pierre.