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Claude Ledoux
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For many years now, the composer Claude Ledoux has explored the idea of ‘musical crossings’ as he attempts to reflect our fragmented world in his work. As a result, his oeuvre has been marked, not only by the interaction between composed music - which he studied with the likes of Pousseur, Rzewski, Ligeti, and Xenakis - and folk music, but also by the interaction of non-European music, which he has been attracted by since his teenage years, with new technology - reflecting his research in the Liège studios and in those of the Ircam in Paris. His recent works, accordingly, demonstrate this interest in the kind of ‘cultural porosity’ in which emotion arises from geographical encounters and connections between different historical periods, linking spirituality to the most obvious aspects of our material existence.

Fascinated by world music, Ledoux has travelled widely, particularly in the East, where he has made many trips to Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and northern India ; these have fed in to his work. As a composer, he has received a number of awards, including a fellowship from the New York - based Civitella Ranieri Foundation. His compositions are performed frequently on every continent. In 2009, he composed the compulsory work for the semi-final of the Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2012, he served as artistic director and composer in residence of the Ars Musica Festival. He has written a number of works with an Eastern dimension over recent years : Crossing Edges for erhu and orchestra, Echoes of Crossing Edges for the Shanghai Sinfonietta, and Euridice effacée, commissioned by the Muromachi Ensemble (Tokyo). In addition to composing instrumental works, 2016 sees him continue this journey, with new pieces for orchestra and instrumental soloist on Far Eastern themes as well as an epic vocal and instrumental work that will be premiered in Japan in the context of the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium.

Artistic Director (and a founding member) of the Ensemble LAPS, a relatively new ensemble that combines laptops with acoustic instruments, Ledoux has also written numerous articles on composition. He is Professor of Theoretical and Applied Analysis at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP) and of Composition at the Conservatoire Royal de Mons / Arts2 and has also taught these subjects at seminars in the Universities of Campinas and of São Paulo (Brazil) and at the Shanghai Conservatory (China). He has been a member of the Académie Royale de Belgique since 2005.
Activities
ActivityFunction
Final piano 2016Composer imposed work final
PIANO 2016Composer imposed work final
Semi-final violon 2009Composer imposed work semi-final
COMPOSITION 2008Member of the jury
COMPOSITION 2001Member of the jury
Videos
Final 2016 : Yoonji Kim
Monday 23 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Franz Liszt : Concerto n. 1 in E flat major Allegro maestoso | Quasi Adagio - Allegro vivace - Allegro animato | Allegro marziale animato Soloist : Yoonji Kim Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Atsushi Imada
Monday 23 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 16 Andantino | Scherzo vivace | Intermezzo (allegro moderato) | Finale (allegro tempestoso) Soloist : Atsushi Imada Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Alexander Beyer
Tuesday 24 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30 Allegro non tanto | Intermezzo | Alla breve Soloist : Alexander Beyer Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016: Hans H. Suh
Tuesday 24 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 16 Andantino | Scherzo vivace | Intermezzo (allegro moderato) | Finale (allegro tempestoso) Soloist : Hans H. Suh Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016: Aljosa Jurinic
Wednesday 25 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Fryderyk Chopin : Concerto n. 1 in E minor op. 11 Allegro maestoso | Romance | Rondo Soloist : Aljosa Jurinic Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016: Chi Ho Han
Wednesday 25 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30 Allegro non tanto | Intermezzo | Alla breve Soloist : Chi Ho Han Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Larry Weng
Thursday 26 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Johannes Brahms : Concerto n. 2 in B flat major op. 83 Allegro non troppo | Allegro appassionato | Andante | Allegretto grazioso Soloist : Larry Weng Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Lukas Vondracek
Thursday 26 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 3 in D minor op. 30 Allegro non tanto | Intermezzo | Alla breve Soloist : Lukas Vondracek Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Dmitry Shishkin
Friday 27 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Pyotr Tchaikovsky : Concerto n. 1 in B flat minor op. 23 Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito | Andantino simplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I | Allegro con fuoco Soloist : Dmitry Shishkin Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016 : Alberto Ferro
Friday 27 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 1 in F sharp minor op. 1 Vivace | Andante | Allegro vivace Soloist : Alberto Ferro Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016: Kana Okada
Saturday 28 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Rachmaninov : Concerto n. 2 in C minor op. 18 Moderato | Adagio sostenuto | Allegro scherzando Soloist : Kana Okada Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Final 2016: Henry Kramer
Saturday 28 May 2016 Centre for Fine Arts/Salle Henry Le Boeuf Claude Ledoux : A Butterfly's Dream Sergey Prokofiev : Concerto n. 2 in G minor op. 16 Andantino | Scherzo vivace | Intermezzo (allegro moderato) | Finale (allegro tempestoso) Soloist : Henry Kramer Orchestra : National Orchestra of Belgium Conductor : Marin Alsop
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Audio
Semi-final 2009: Andrey Baranov
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Eliane Reyes)
Semi-final 2009: Dalibor Karvay
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Scott Faigen)
Semi-final 2009: Hrachya Avanesyan
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Dana Protopopescu)
Semi-final 2009: Hyun-Su Shin
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Scott Faigen)
Semi-final 2009: Ilian Gârnetz
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Margareta Cuciuc)
Semi-final 2009: Jaroslaw Nadrzycki
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Tobias Koch)
Semi-final 2009: Ji-yoon Park
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Scott Faigen)
Semi-final 2009: Jiafeng Chen
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe)
Semi-final 2009: Jing Zhang
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe)
Semi-final 2009: Jolente De Maeyer
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Dana Protopopescu)
Semi-final 2009: Jung Yoon Yang
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe)
Semi-final 2009: Lorenzo Gatto
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Eliane Reyes)
Semi-final 2009: Mayu Kishima
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Scott Faigen)
Semi-final 2009: Nikita Borisoglebsky
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Dana Protopopescu)
Semi-final 2009: Noah Bendix-Balgley
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Reiko Hozu)
Semi-final 2009: Petteri Iivonen
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Tobias Koch)
Semi-final 2009: Ray Chen
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Thomas Hoppe)
Semi-final 2009: Solenne Païdassi
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Tobias Koch)
Semi-final 2009: Soojin Han
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Tobias Koch)
Semi-final 2009: Soyoung Yoon
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Eliane Reyes)
Semi-final 2009: Suyoen Kim
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Eliane Reyes)
Semi-final 2009: Vineta Sareika
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Dana Protopopescu)
Semi-final 2009: Ye-Eun Choi
Claude Ledoux : V.. (Pianist accompanist : Joseph Breinl)
Semi-final 2009: Yuki Manuela Janke
Claude Ledoux : V... (Pianist accompanist : Ayumi Janke)
Final 2016 : Yoonji Kim
Final 2016 : Atsushi Imada
Final 2016 : Alexander Beyer
Final 2016: Hans H. Suh
Final 2016: Aljosa Jurinic
Final 2016: Chi Ho Han
Final 2016 : Larry Weng
Final 2016 : Lukas Vondracek
Final 2016 : Dmitry Shishkin
Final 2016 : Alberto Ferro
Final 2016: Kana Okada
Final 2016: Henry Kramer
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