Claude Lenners (*1956)
Composer of orchestral, chamber and vocal works that have been successfully performed throughout Europe; he is also active as a promoter of new music.
Claude Lenners studied music and musicology at conservatories Université des Sciences Humaines in Luxembourg and Strasbourg with Alexander Müllenbach (composition) at conservatories in Luxembourg and Strasbourg.
His honors include a scholarship to stay at the Villa Medici in Rome (1989-91), First Prize in the Henri Dutilleux Competition (1991), a scholarship to attend Darmstadt (1992), the First International Irino Prize for Chamber Music (Tokyo 1993), and the Lions Prize (Luxembourg section 1997).
He composed for various ensembles, including Alter Ego(Roma), the ASKO Ensemble, the Cambridge New Music Players, Ensemble Phorminx, Court-circuit, l'Ensemble Accroche Note, Ensemble 13, Cambridge New Music Players, and l'Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has also written for Ensemble Quadro, Trio à cordes de Paris, Ensemble Recherche, Ensemble d'Ame (Tokyo), United Instruments of Lucilin, Proxima Centauri, the Ex Novo Ensemble, l'Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Tours , Orchestre de Chambre du Luxembourg Percussion, the Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken, Luxembourg Percussion etc.
Soloists who have performed his works include violinist Irvine Arditti, saxophonist Pierre-Stéphane Meugé, flutist Manuel Zurria, pianist Oscar Pizzo, Nanae Yoshimura (koto) , Kifu Mitsuhashi (shakuhachi), Paul Mootz (percussion), Béatrice Rauchs (piano), Marc Meyers / trombone), Ortwin Stürmer, Armand Angster, Françoise Kubler, Emanuel Séjourné, Francesco Tristao Schlimé. Collaboration include dancer Guillaume Weis, stage manager Frank Hoffmann (Music Theatre TNL), Manuel Cano Lopez (HoMo XeRoX / Opera commissioned by Opera Tours and Dutilleux Prize Foundation).
Since 1992, he teaches analysis, composition and computer music at the Luxembourg Conservatory. In 1999, he founded of the electronic music association Noise Watchers Unlimited and was artistic director of the new music festival Rainy Days in 2000-2005.
Éditions Lemoine (Paris), Editions Alphonse Leduc (Paris), Verlag Neue Musik (Berlin) and Noise Watchers Unlimited (Luxembourg) publish his music.