Christian Lauba was born in Sfax, Tunisia, in 1952. After studying music at the Bordeaux Conservatory, where he obtained a First Prize for composition in the class of Michel Fusté-Lambezat, he was awarded the SACEM Prize in 1983, the Medal of Honour of the City of Bordeaux in 1984 and in 1994 won First Prize in the Berlin International Composition Competition (Institut für Neue Musik). At the same time he led master classes in composition and lectured at the Universities of Maryland, Bowling-Green (USA) and Winnipeg (Canada). Christian Lauba has received numerous commissions from the French state, various orchestras and several contemporary music ensembles. His works have been performed throughout the world, in Europe, the USA, Canada and Japan.