“Louis-Philippe Rivet, born in 1965, at Montreal, Canada, begins his musical studies at the age of 6 studying classical guitar and piano. In 1988, after studies in jazz improvisation and arranging (Art Roberts), electric bass (Michel Donato), and classical piano (Ronald Headland), he studies composition with Benght Hambræus and Bruce Mather at McGill University, where he receives his Bachelor degree in composition, in 1992.
In the same year, he wins second prize of the Pierre Mercure awards, in the Socan competition for young composers of Canada. In 1996-97, he studies composition and conducting with Brian Ferneyhough and Harvey Sollberger at the University of California (San Diego). The University grants him the « Gluck Scholarship Award ».
Parallel to composition, he studies conducting at the « Musikhochschule » in Vienna (1994), at the « Fondationne Academia Musicale Chiggianna » in Siena (1997), with the « I Pomeriggi Musicali Orchestra » in Milan (1997), and with the conductor Francis Travis, in Vevey (1997-1998). Since 1999, Louis-Philippe Rivet is established in France and collaborates with Renée Geoffrion in the conception of the electro-acoustic clavichord, its repertoire and pedagogical implementation. He is also active teaching music and performing in the duo « Alliance Contre Nature ».
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