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Embassy of France
Across Reservoir Road from Georgetown University 4101 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007
202-944-6400
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A graduate of the Conservatoire de Paris, Descharmes is a founding member of the leading French contemporary ensemble Court-Circuit. He has also worked with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Ensemble Alternance, and collaborates regularly with IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique), a renowned institute in Paris dedicated to the research and creation of contemporary music. His audacious project “30 ans > 30 créations” — cataloging the artistic output of 30 contemporary composers over three decades — was premiered at Paris’ Cité de la musique, followed by a tour to other parts of Europe. Since 2004, Descharmes has recorded for the æon label, which has released the works for cello by Saariaho and Liszt (Diapason d’Or of the Year, 2007) and, with his artistic collaborator Sébastien Vichard, Schubert and Huber anthologies.