Described by LA Weekly as “an original composer with something important to say”, French–born composer Philippe Bodin is a Guggenheim fellow and a laureate from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Philippe Bodin's music has earned recognition from the American Composers Orchestra, Barlow Endowment, Aaron Copland Fund, Jerome Foundation, American Composers Forum, American Music Center, and the Utah Arts Festival Competition.
A prize winner in the Lutoslawski (Warsaw 2005), Angelo-Comneno (Rome 2006), Homage to Mozart (Moscow 2006), Shipley Arts Festival (UK 2011) and Alkema (Utrecht 2014) international competitions, he has been offered residencies at Yaddo, MacDowell, the Banff Centre for the Arts, the Atlantic Center for the Arts and the Virginia Center for the Arts.
Commissioned by the Da Capo Chamber Players, the Eroica and Mannes trios, Lost Dog and Piano Duo (NY); the Chamber Ensemble Left Coast, Empyrean, pianist Genevieve Lee and the Mojave trio (CA); The Philharmonic and Choir of Radio-France and TM+ (France); the Orkest de Volharding and Electra (Netherlands); and the Kungsbacka trio (Sweden) among others. Other performers include the American Composers Orchestra, Las Vegas Festival Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin, St Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, New Zealand Piano Trio (Asia Pacific Festival), Xtet (Monday Evening Concerts), Verge (DC), Picosa (Chicago), Brave New Works, and pianists Thomas Sauer, Mark Robson (Piano Spheres), Adrienne Kim, and Eric Huebner.
A Doctor in Musical Arts from Yale University where he studied with Martin Bresnick and Nicholas Maw, Philippe has taught composition at Illinois Wesleyan and Lawrence universities. He has studied architecture, piano, and organ, and had a career as an operatic baritone under the batons of Myung-Whun Chung, Philippe Herreweghe and Marc Minkovski.