1932 - 2019
Roger Boutry, born in Paris in 1932, studied at the Paris Conservatory, winning eight First Prizes, notably in composition, piano and conducting, as well as the Prix de Rome in 1954. He taught harmony at the Conservatory from 1962 to 1997, and was musical director of the Garde Républicaine from 1973 to 1997. He has won several prizes for his work, among them the Music Prize of the City of Paris, the Symphony Prize awarded by the SACEM (the French Performing Rights Society) and the Georges Bizet Prize of the Académie des Beaux Arts. He has around 100 published works to his credit as well as 20 discs. As an accomplished composer and unparalleled pianist (winner of the Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow) and a conductor with a vast and eclectic repertoire, Roger Boutry successfully unites numerous diverse modern æsthetic trends in his work. He was named ‘Personality of the Year’ in 1989 for the whole range of his artistic activities.