Courtesy of Sarah Jones Nelson
I was invited to lunch with John Forbes Nash, Jr. in Prospect House at Princeton University
March 3rd, 2015,
after the premiere of my Requiem in Manhattan
January 30th, 2015.
Born in 1984, Philippe Treuille is a classical music composer whose work evokes “...power, the harnessing of music on a massive scale making profound words real and moving.” (Stephen Kaye, The Millbrook Independent, February 4th, 2015)
Philippe Treuille attended The Juilliard School and Northwestern University, where he studied music composition. He also studied at the Ecoles d’Art Americaines de Fontainebleau and was composer-in-residence at the Chateau Mercier Foundation in Sierre, Switzerland. His Requiem for choir and orchestra was premiered in New York City on January 30th, 2015 by the SymphoNYChorus. His Baptismus and Nuptialis complete a trilogy of masses, and were premiered on May 18th, 2019 in New York City by the Long Island Choral Society and Orchestra.
Philippe Treuille has composed music and had commissions for film, theater, dance, books, meditations and performance art, as well as for birth, wedding and funeral ceremonies. His music has been performed in Spain, France, The United Kingdom, and the United States, at museums, concert halls, churches, schools and universities including the Rubin Museum, MoMA PS1, the French Consulate, Lincoln Center Plaza, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Château de Fontainebleau, the American Institute of Architects, the Dimenna Center for Classical Music, and at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute. His awards include a National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts Music Composition Merit Award.