Franck Bedrossian, Knight in the National Order of Arts and letters
On April 18th, 2012, Franck Bedrossian, french composer and professor at the musci department of UC Berkeley has been named Knight in the National Order of Arts and Letters, by his colleague and friend, Davitt Moroney, Officer within the same order.
Exceptionnaly gifted, Franck Bedrossian begins his musical journey at the Paris Conservatory where upon graduation he receives unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. Then the recognitions will keep coming. In 2001, he received a grant from the Meyer Foundation, in 2004 won the Hervé-Dugardin prize of Sacem, in 2005 the Institut de France (Académie des Beaux-Arts) awarded him the "Prix Pierre Cardin" for music composition and the young composer prize from Sacem in 2007.
He was a Rome Prize Fellow at the Villa Medicis from April 2006 to April 2008. Since September 2008 he has been Assistant Professor of Composition at the University of California-Berkeley.
His works have been played in Europe and recently in the USA, more particularly by the Orchestre National de Lyon and the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. His works have been performed at multiple of international festivals.
Have a look at the ceremony, here: