Gilbert Amy was born in Paris in 1936. He studied at the Paris Conservatory with Darius Milhaud, Olivier Messiaen, Henriette Puig Roget and Simone Plé, and piano privately with Yvonne Loriod. He followed Pierre Boulez as director of the Domaine Musical from 1967 to 1973. In 1976 he founded the "Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France”, which he directed until 1981. In 1982 he taught analysis and composition at Yale University in the United States. Since 1984 he has been Director of the Lyons Conservatory in France. His numerous works for orchestra and various instrumental groups include Cahiers d’épigrammes for piano. Cycle for six percussionists, Relais for brass quintet, and Missa cum jubilo which earned him the ‘Prix de la Critique Musicale’. All of these works have been recorded.