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"Pensionnaire" of the French Academy in Rome - Villa Medici in 2017-2018, Aurélien Dumont (born in 1980 in Marcq-en-Barœul) is doctor of musical composition in the SACRe program of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris (PSL) and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He also studies at IRCAM.


His music is thought of as a cartography of heterogeneous musical objects that is constructed in resonance with the other arts and philosophy (in particular from the concepts of François Jullien). He has collaborated with directors such as Benjamin Lazar, Matthieu Roy, Frédéric Sonntag, Daniel Jeanneteau, Mireille Laroche and Frédéric Tentelier, and has set to music the words of writers such as Antoine Volodine, Annie Ernaux and the poet Dominique Quélen, with whom he has established a long term collaboration.


Aurélien Dumont has won several international competitions and prestigious prizes such as those awarded by the Academy of Fine Arts, the SACEM, San Fedele in Milan and the Takefu International Music Festival in Japan.

In 2020, he received the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation of the Institut de France confirmation prize for musical composition. In 2022, he received the SACD New Talent Award for Music and in 2023 he won the vote of the collegians in the 24th Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs.


His three monographic albums, While (2015, NoMadMusic), Stillness (2018, Odradek - Grand Prix International du Disque de l'Académie Charles Cros) and Tide (2020, NoMadMusic) have received unanimous critical acclaim.

His works, which cover a wide range from chamber music to opera, are performed around the world.


Passionate about education and transmission, Aurélien Dumont is regularly invited in France and abroad for master classes or residencies. He teaches composition at the CRR of Créteil since 2019 and at the Académie Voix Nouvelles of Royaumont in 2021 and in the new composition academy of the Cordes-sur-Ciel festival in 2022.


Update : 2023 March.

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