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Philippe Hattat

Musician

Born in 1993, Philippe Hattat began his musical studies at the age of eight at the Conservatoire de Levallois-Perret. In 2003, he entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris in the piano class, then in 2006 in the accompaniment class and at the same time passed a literary baccalaureate. Since September 2011, he has joined several classes at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris: piano with Jean-François Heisser, accompaniment with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger then higher writing course and in 2014 Chamber Music course in the Itamar class Golan.

He also follows the teaching in composition and orchestration of Michel Merlet. He has practiced the harpsichord and the organ since 2008 with Benjamin Steens, as well as the cello between 2004 and 2014. In October 2014, he joined Pierre Pincemaille's Improvisation à l'Orgue class at the CRR de Saint-Maur-des- Fossés , and won his prize in this discipline in June 2016. Very involved in contemporary creation, he recently participated in several world premieres, such as the Imago Mundi and Hölderlin-Lieder cycles by Olivier Greif, as well as the partial world creation of Etudes for piano by Philippe Manoury, with Jean-Frédéric Neuburger during the August 2016 edition of the Berlioz Festival. His musical horizon extends to the study and practice of medieval music (Gregorian chant, improvised vocal polyphonies) and traditional non-European music (practice of gamelan in Central Java, study of Georgian vocal polyphonies with ethnomusicologist Simha Arom, study of traditional Zoroastrian songs).

He is the winner of the Claude Bonneton International Piano Competition in Sète 2010 (1st prize and audience prize), of the Orleans International Piano Competition 2016 (Ricardo Viñes Special Mention Prize, Alberto Ginastera Special Mention Prize, and André Chevillon Composition Prize Yvonne Bonnaud) and the 2016 Giorgio Cambissa International Competition. Philippe Hattat is interested in many other fields of knowledge (physical sciences, geology, philosophy, archeology, anthropology), with a predilection for comparative linguistics and etymology. He is in residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation.

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