Voir aussi :
Réponse de Florentine Mulsant à un questionnaire réalisé par Danielle Pistonne (French)
Florentine Mulsant biography by Stéphanie Carne (French)
Réponses au questionnaire de Proust
Studies and professional experiment
in 1962, Florentine Mulsant studied at the Conservatoire National
Supérieur de Musique in Paris the traditional disciplines (harmony,
counterpoint, fugue, analysis and orchestration) and at the Schola
Cantorum, where she won the 1st Prize in composition in 1987 with
Allain Gaussin. she followed the instructions of Franco Donatoni at
Academia Chigiana in Siena (Italy) and perfected with Alain Bancquart.
From 1991 to 1998, she was
teaching harmony and counterpoint at the University of Paris
IV-Sorbonne. In 2011, she won the Nadia and Lili Boulanger Prize from
the Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Winning many international
competitions of composition, many of her works are commissioned and
performed by great soloists and orchestras (Lise de la Salle, Quatuor
Debussy, Quatuor Manfred, Quatuor Terpsycordes, Quatuor Gaia, Quatuor
Akilone, Vahan Mardirossian, Laure Favre Kahn, Lyonel Schmit, Hélène
Schmitt, Henri Demarquette, Raphael Pidoux, Boris Andrianov, Florent
and Frédéric Audibert, Xavier Gagnepain, Marc Coppey, Laurent Korcia,
Queffélec, Romain Leleu, Lise Berthaud, Adam Laloum, Yan Levionnois,
Eric Crambes, Nathanael Gouin, Alexandre Chabod, Thierry Barbe, Marie
Catherine Girod, Jean Baptiste Fonlupt, Ensemble Sequenza 9.3,
Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France,
Orchestre Colonne, Orchestre National d’Île-de-France, Orchestre de
Chambre de Genève, Orchestre National de Chambre d'Arménie, Orchestre
des Pays de Savoie, Orchestre National de Caen, Orchestre
Philharmonique de Trêves) and in major international festivals in
France (Festival d'Auvers-sur-Oise, Festival d'Ambronay, Festival Cello
Fan, Festival Musiciennes à Ouessant, Festival des Arcs, Festival
Fractales, Festival Présences, Festival Radio-France Montpellier),
Germany (Beethoven Festival in Bonn), Switzerland, United States, in
Taiwan and Chile.
The French music label Triton included one of her compositions on the
CD Musique Française au Féminin. In 2007 the label Ar Re-Se published a
monographic CD with her chamber music works with the Cello Sonata op.
27 played by Henri Demarquette.
In 2011 she was awarded to the Prix Nadia et Lilli Boulanger of the
Académie des Beaux-Arts.
Her discography includes a CD
of chamber music (Ar Ré-Sé, 2007), a contribution to the CD Musique
Française au féminin (Ensemble Latitudes, Triton, 2012) and the First
String Symphony and the 24 Preludes for piano (Maestria, 2013). In 2016
were published her three Fantaisies op. 48 for violin and harp
(Animato) and her Sonata for double bass and piano op. 52 (Triton). In
2017 were published a CD of chamber music (AR Ré-Sé, 2017), recorded
during the Ouessant Festival as well as the Suite for String orchestra
op 42 recorded in
Armenia. This CD was selected for the twentieth Grand Prix Lycéen des Compositeurs
In 2018, there was a
CD (Maguelone 358408) of music for solo violin recorded by Hélène
Schmitt giving a link with the composer Johann Georg Pisendel
In 2015, she is appointed as Composer in Residence at Marseille National Conservatory.
From 2013 to 2016, she was the Vice President of the Symphonic Music Commission in the SACEM.
In 2018, she was invited as composer en résidence at the Festival des Arcs.
In 2019, she has been decorated as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the Ministre de
If she is influenced by the
French School of the 20th century, particularly Claude Debussy, Maurice
Ravel, Olivier Messiaen and Henri Dutilleux, Florentine Mulsant’s
musical style is characterized by a great expressiveness, a real
freedom in language and the clarity of the musical form.