Thierry Tidrow


(12 min.)

Premiere of the composition commissions II:
B | Kunst-Station Sankt Peter
Sunday, May 22, 3 p.m.


Thierry Tidrow, born in Ottawa in 1986, studied composition and baroque singing at the McGill University Montréal, followed by a scholarship of the Fondation Ricard at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under Richard Ayres. In 2013 he completed a continuing education course at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg under Brice Pause. Numerous performances in Europe and North America followed, amongst others with Ensemble Proton Bern, Ensemble Apparat, Ensemble Garage, Sarah Maria Sun, Johannes Fischer, Brian Archinal, and the Quatuor Bozzini. In January 2013 his opera Less Truth More Telling was premiered by the Dutch National Opera Academy (DNOA) directed by Lucas Vis. In 2014 Tidrow received prizes from the Canadian SOCAN Foundation for Less Truth More Telling and Violon et Clarinette, as well as the Jules- Léger prize for Au fond du Cloître Humide, the most important award for composition awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. Last year he composed So be it, a political saxophone quartet, as well as Manifeste Assi, produced by Akademie der Künste der Welt. Future projects include a solo piece for recorders and voice for Erik Bosgraaf which will premiered by ON-Neue Musik on June 21st in Cologne, and as fellow of the Neue Szenen III competition he is currently writing an existentialist tragicomedy, which will be staged by the Deutsche Oper Berlin in April 2017.