Born the 3rd June 1970 at Lagny-sur-Marne (Seine-et-Marne, France).
Following a period of study at the Conservatoire National de Région d’Aubervilliers-La Courneuve, where he has awarded two First Prizes (Theory and Organ Class of, and training by, Michèle GUYARD), he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSM, 1989-1995), where he won several First Prizes.
Valéry Aubertin is a pupil of Brigitte FRANCOIS-SAPPEY (History of Music), Rémy STRICKER (Aesthetics), Jacques CHARPENTIER ( Instrumentation and Orchestration) and Gérard GRISEY (Composition). In addition, he has worked with Jean-Louis FLORENTZ (Composition, 1995-97).
In 1993, he won, in Montreal, the Special Prize awarded by the jury in the Competition for Organ Compositions organised by the International Society of Organbuilders (I.S.O.), with a work entitled La Nuit des Nuits (« Night of Nights ») from Le livre ouvert op.6 for organ.
In addition to this, Valéry Aubertin’s first symphonic work Et le soleil se déchirait (« And the sun was torn apart ») was awarded unanimously by the jury from among 216 entries from all over the world, the First Prize of the 40th International Competition for Composition in the town of Trieste, that year being the 32th for symphonic compositions (Trieste, Italy – 1995).
Valéry AUBERTIN is a teacher of Musical Analysis and Composition at the National School of Music of the Marne-le-Vallée region of France (CRD Paris-Vallée de la Marne) and gives Masterclasses of Composition at the CRR of Nantes.
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