Internationally Renowned Soloist at University of York

Posted on 30 October 2019

Jérôme Comte, a soloist of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, one of the world’s top ensembles of contemporary music, visited the Department of Music on Tuesday 29 October.

During the day packed with activities, the internationally renowned musician did masterclasses and workshop with performers and composition students.

Jérôme Comte was 26 when he joined the Ensemble Intercontemporain invited by Pierre Boulez, whose ‘Dialogue de l’ombre double’ Jérôme performed at Louvre Auditorium, and since then ‘never stopped playing it again’.

In his presentation for composition students, Jérôme demonstrated the huge technical and expressive potentialities of this most versatile instrument with excerpts of works by Stravinsky, Boulez, Carter, and Grisey. York students, in all three programmes (Undergraduate, Master and PhD) will now be writing pieces for solo clarinet, which Jérôme Comte will be workshopping and performing in York later in the year.