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Chini, André 




Oboe-player, composer and conductor, was born 1945 in an artists family in the Pyrenean Mountains, in the South of France.

His aunt, a very good pianist, was his first teacher, but equally, she told him the infinite difficulties encountered by the poor musicians, specially the composers: Schubert thrown in jail and Mozart in a common grave,for example... In this way, she was expecting to stifle definitively the eventual dream of a musical career.

For a while, he was interested by architecture, but his father, who was architect, explain to him: "As the music is ephemeral and the reinforced concrete quite eternal, in the point of view of responsibility, It's many times better to write notes than design houses: a bad symphony will be lying in your writing desk, but many people will feel terrible inside a bad designed house and many other, outside, will suffer each time they are walking in the front of this ugly building!"

Determined by this speech, André Chini continued his musical studies in the Conservatory of Toulouse, Rouen and Paris, then in Italy.

Married with a dancer of the Stockholm's Opera, he lives in Sweden since 43 years, in an old wood house in the deep forest, and is swedish citizen since 20 years ago.

Thanks to the generous culture politic of this country, he could realise his very romantic dream to write music beside a lake, inspired by the midnight sun in the summer and the ice creaking in the winter...
But despite this elegiac style of life, among his production of about seventy pieces today, one will find many humanistic engaged pieces, against racism, death penalty, torture or French Atomic Bombs Try in the Pacific...

André Chini is member of the Swedish Academy of Music and received the "Hilding Rosenberg" prize from "FST" (the Swedish composers union) for his whole work, and the big Christ Johnsson prize from the Swedish Academy for his piano concerto "L'Indien".

”När jag blir stor” for guitar solo was played in the ISCM days in Wroclaw 2014.



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