Roland Auzet, director
French composer, percussionist, and theater director Roland Auzet defines himself as a stage writer. An artist and performer with many interests and talents, Auzet received the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres from the French Ministry in 2007 for his remarkable body of work in contemporary music, circus, dance, opera, and theater. Auzet has collaborated with leading composers (Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Boulez, Luc Ferrari, and Heiner Goebbels), circus artists (Jérôme Thomas and Mathurin Bolze), visual artists (Giuseppe Penone), choreographers (Angelin Preljocaj, François Raffinot, and Merce Cunningham), and playwrights (Rainald Goetz, Eduardo Arroyo, Fabrice Melquiot, and Laurent Gaudé).
Auzet studied music at the Conservatoire National de Marseilles, Rueil Malmaison and Paris, and was invited by the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (IRCAM) to participate in the program Composition and Musical Computing in 1997. He was awarded first prize at the international music competition in Darmstadt and by the Marcel Bleustein Blanchet Foundation. Auzet has composed and produced twenty operas, plays, and musical works that have been premiered in national theaters and opera houses in France and abroad.