Bruno Mantovani was born in 1974. After studies in piano, percussion, and jazz at the Perpignan Conservatory, he entered the Paris Conservatory in 1993, where he was awarded first prizes in analysis, aesthetics, orchestration, composition, and music history. He continued studies in Paris with Guy Reibel, received a master's degree in musicology at the University of Rouen, and pursued research at Royaumont in 1995 and at IRCAM in 1998-99.
Mr. Mantovani subsequently worked with such soloists and conductors as Barbara Hendricks, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Vincent David, Jean Geoffroy, Michel Dalberto, Jay Gottlieb, Péter Eötvös, Manfred Schreier, and Laurent Cuniot. He works regularly with certain ensembles, among them TM+ (for whom he has written works since 1997), Alternance, and starting in 2001, the Ensemble InterContemporain.
His works have been commissioned by the French government, Radio France, the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre de Saarbrucken, the Cologne Radio, and the Ensemble InterContemporain, as well as various organizations (such as Musique Nouvelle en Liberté and Musik Der Jahrhunderte) and festivals (Musica, Octobre en Normandie, Aujourd'hui musique). His compositions are performed widely in France and internationally, and have won various awards. His Violin Concerto and Turbulences won the first prize of the City of Stuttgart contest of 1999; D'un rêve parti was selected by Gaudeamus in Amsterdam in 2001; and Série noire was recommended to broadcasters by the Tribune of Composers of Uhttp://bmop-dev.mediumbold.com/node/add/musiciannesco the same year.
Bruno Mantovani has also received a composition fellowship from the Academy of Beaux-Arts in 1997, another fellowship from the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Foundation in 1999, the Hervé Dugardin prize of Sacem in 2000, and critical praise for a CD devoted to his music on the label Aeon.
Among Mr. Mantovani's prestigious invitations include the 1999 Herrenhaus Edenkoben, at the bequest of Péter Eötvös; the October in Normandy festival in 2001; the city of Bologna, for the Villa Médicis hors les murs program of AFAA in 2002; and the Festival of Arcs that same year.