Born in 1955 in Nancy (France), Pascal Dusapin studied Plastic Arts and Sciences, Arts and Aesthetic at the Paris-Sorbonne University. He followed the seminars given by Iannis Xenakis between 1974 and 1978, and was scholar at the Villa Medici in Roma (1981-1983). He has been conferred many honors since the beginning of his career, among them: in 1994, the Symphonic Prize of the SACEM; in 1995, the French Ministry of Culture awarded him the National Great Prize of Music and then the “Victoire de la Musique” was awarded to him in 2002 as “Composer of the Year”. He was awarded the 2005 Cino del Duca prize from the French Academy des Beaux-Arts. Raised to the rank of “Commandeur des Arts & Lettres”, elected at the Bayerische Akademie der Schönen Künste in July 2006 and nominated professor at the College de France to hold the artistic creation chair for 2006/2007. He has composed many pieces for ensemble, for orchestra and mainly for soloists and chamber music.