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French composer born in 1970, Geoffroy Drouin has studied at the Paris Conservatory, where he worked with Gerard Grisey, Marco Stroppa and Marc-Andre Dalbavie.  Then he followed the composition session in the Fondation Royaumont (France) where he enjoyed the support of Brian Ferneyhough and Jonathan Harvey before joining the composition program and computer at IRCAM in 2002. He established  there multiple musical friendships, and is offered a partnership with the Institute as a composer in search of an aid project in orchestration. The Pompidou Center also devotes a workshop for his piece Crispy Grain, made during his studies at IRCAM. The play has been regularly performed. In 2005, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France commissioned him a work for trombone and orchestra, Patchwork. The meeting with the TM+ ensemble leads to the creation of Feedback, for six players, play included in the repertoire of the ensemble. Then it is his concerto for oboe and ensemble, Le bruit de la trace, which was created under the direction of 2e2m ensemble, with Didier Pateau as principal soloist. Winner of the André Boucourechliev Price in 2008, he then began a close collaboration with the Ensemble Court-Circuit, for two consecutive seasons. From this exchange was born Ritenuto for eight instrumentalists.

Doctor of the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Geoffroy Drouin commits a research and reflection on writing. This is an opportunity for him to confront his problems with those of his musical contemporaries from other walks of activities (science, philosophy), sharing with them the conviction of a topical contemporary thought. He participated in many conferences, and take responsibility in 2008 of seminars in composition at IRCAM, under the Entretemps association. He  teaches at the Central Conservatory of Paris, and the University of Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines.

His works are performed in France and abroad, and are subject to numerous commissions (State, festival, radio, etc..).


Winner of the 2010 session of the "Académie de France à Rome", he is currently at the Villa Médicis for eighteen months.