Partridge Philippe *1965

French-American musician, born in Paris, he musically grew up in Italy where he studied piano, composition and opera singing but also musicology improving his knowledge of musical paleography and musical philology at the Pavia university. He accomplished his studies of composition with Davide Anzaghi (Milan conservatory) and successively with Franco Donatoni. He also sang in opera choruses in some of the most important theaters in Italy making a direct experience of the opera repertoire and its vocal aspects.

He is the author of instrumental and orchestral music but is mostly interested in vocal music, taking a great interest in voice writing. Among others songs he wrote, one can find La signora dei baci on a poem by Vivian Lamarque, Chi sono? and La dame du métro based on poems by Aldo Palazzeschi, Sleep now and Nocturne (the later was broadcasted by France Musique and performed by his wife, the mezzo Luisa Partridge-Mauro) respectively on poems by James Joyce and Pierre Alin. He is also the author of choral sacred music such as Qui seminant, a motet for a cappella choir.

He moved to the grand duchy of Luxembourg in 2007 where he worked for the National Theater of Luxembourg and the City Theater of Luxembourg as an arranger and stage music composer. He also wrote the stage music of the poem called I am Viola da gamba of the singing building by American writer Dana Ruffolo, performed in the auditorium of the conservatory of Luxembourg City.

For the choir of the University of Luxembourg, he composed the music of Chorus 27 for mezzo, choir and string quartet on the occasion of the collaboration of the Henschel Quartett and the university of Luxembourg in 2012 and a Stabat Mater for mezzo, choir and instrumental ensemble in 2015, a CD recording of which was made in March 2016.

He is also the author of didactical works for children, he is now a music theory teacher at the conservatory of Luxembourg.


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