Philippe Hersant (composer, in residence)

Born in Rome (Italy), Philippe Hersant studied in the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris, in particular in the composition class of André Jolivet, before being resident in the Casa Velasquez from 1970 till 1972 and then in the Villa Medicis from 1978 till 1980. He has won numerous awards for his instrumental, vocal and lyrical works.

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