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.

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. In 2008, he was awarded the Robert et Marcelle de Lacour Foundation special prize for his organ work Mes Rêves n'ont qu'un unique nom...("My dreams have but one name"). In 2011, he was featured in the second season of "Appassionato" Young Composers, a special program of the Orchestra of Caen. In April 2012, he played the organ part in the world premiere of his piece Caligaverunt oculi meifor male voices, organ and percussion at Notre-Dame de Paris, commission by Musique Sacrée à Notre-Dame de Paris. In December 2013, Ensemble le Balcon premiered his fantaisie concertante for harpsichord and ensemble, De Roche et d'Argent, at the Singer-Polignac Foundation for the winner's recital of the De Lacour Competition for Harpsichord Composition. In April 2014 The International University of Paris (CIUP) commissioned Chang'e, a work for choir, string orchestra and percussions, which was premiered by their choir at the Cité Universitaire. At the same time, he continues to compose for organ, fulfilling commissions for the Festival “Les très riches heures de l'orgue” in Berry and for the “Orgelbuchlein project” presented by “Toulouse Les Orgues.”His work for bariton and organ commissioned by the De Lacour Foundation, ...Tav, was premiered during a concert in collaboration with Thierry Escaich. His latest piece for orchestra, L'Âme du monde, inspired by the book of Frédéric Lenoir, was a great success at itspremiere given by the orchestra of the Cité Universitaire (CIUP).

Grégoire is laureate 2016 of the Banque Populaire Foundation and was recently nominated as professor of Composition, Orchestration, and Electronic music at the Avignon Conservatory of Music. He will be professor of Composition, Orchestration and Harmony at the Annecy Conservatory of Music for the 2017/2018 academic year.

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