Biography

Composer and organist, Grégoire Rolland receveid a master degree in music theory (harmony, counterpoint, fugue), an analysis diploma, a master degree in organ and an orchestration diploma at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (CNSMDP). He also has a Master degree in composition at the Haute Ecole de Musique of Geneva, a Bachelor degree in the music and musicology division of the Sorbonne University, and a degree in pedagogy. He worked as student with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard (organ), Fabien Walksman (harmonie), Pierre Pincemaille (contrepoint), Thierry Escaich (fugues and forms, improvisation), Philippe Lefebvre (improvisation), Michael Lévinas (musical analyses), Marc-André Dalbavie and Denis Cohen (orchestration), Pascal Dusapin and Michaël Jarrel (composition).

Grégoire works on the correlations between many forms of art and their techniques of production. His interest in the traditional music of Asia has also been reflected in some of his recent works. Grégoire Rolland has composed for both solo instruments and orchestra. He was awarded prizes and commissions of several foundations and prestigious institutions (Notre Dame of Paris, De Lacour Foundation, International University of Paris - CIUP, Toulouse les Orgues, Radio-France, Sylvanès Abbey, Festival La Bâtie de Genève, and Festival Nouveaux Horizons in Aix-en-Provence,...). His pieces has been performed by many renowned artists such as Pierre Bleuse, Philippe Brocard, Alphonse Cemin, Jean Deroyer, le Quatuor Girard, Wolgang Kogert, Olivier Latry, David Molard, Thierry Maeder, Marie-Ange Nguci, Thomas Ospital, Maxime Pascal, Tobias Willi, Raphaëlle Moreau, …

Grégoire is laureate 2016 of the Banque Populaire Foundation and was recently nominated as professor of Composition, Orchestration, and music theory at the Avignon Conservatory of Music. He was professor at the Annecy Conservatory of Music for the 2017/2018 academic year. He is organist at the Aix-en-Provence Cathedral since March 2018. In 2020 he won 1st Prize in the Composition Contest of the Cathedral of Vienna (Austria), and recorded his 1st album, as composer and organist : The Sacraments. In 2021, the vocal ensemble Dulci Jubilo (conductor Christopher Gibert) with Thomas Ospital at the organ, recorded a monograph focused on Gregoire’s vocal pieces. The Academy of the Beaux-Arts awarded him, this year, an incentive prize for musical composition.

He is currently fulfilling several commissions for new compositions and continues to give recitals both in France and abroad.