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Paul-André Bempéchat

Paul Andre Bempechat
Title: 
Visiting Lecturer
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 519
Education: 
DMA - Piano, Musicology, Boston University; Diplöme d'études approndies - Comparative Literature, Sorbonne; M. Music - The Juilliard School; B. Music - Manhattan School of Music
Professional Experience: 
  • Artist-in-Residence, Leverett House, Harvard University
  • Recording artist for Danacord, Copenhagen

Select Concert and Lecture Appearances

  • 2017 - University of Texas, Austin
  • 2017 - Uppsala University
  • 2017 - Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm
  • 2017 - Stockholm University
  • 2017 - Harvard University
  • 2016 - Uppsala University
  • 2016 - Stockholm University
  • 2016 - Scandinavian Cultural Center,
  • 2016 - Swedish Cultural Center, Washington, DC
  • 2016 - Gustav Mahler Vereinigung, Hamburg, Germany
  • 2016 - Internationale Gustav-Mahler Gesellschaft, Vienna
  • 2016 - Jihlava (Czech Republic) Department of Tourism
  • 2016 - International School of Boston
  • 2016 - Harvard University: Conway Concerts at Leverett House

Publications

Monographs, Edited Volumes and Journals

  • 2018 -  Jean Cras, Polymath of music and Letters, 2nd edition, Peter Lang Publishers; in preparation
  • 2016 - Naturlauf: Scholarly Excursions Toward Gustav Mahler, Essays in Honour of Henry-Louis de La Grange at His 90th Birthday. Editor/Contributor. New York: Peter Lang Publishing; 672 p.

Articles

  • 2017 - "Restoring Luise Greger: A Renaissance in Progress," in Journal of the International Alliance for Women in Music (Vol. 23, no. 1, 2017)
  • 2015 - "Jean Cras, Musicien-Marin" in Mon violon m'a sauvé la vie - Destins de musiciens dans la Grande Guerre. Musée de Meaux (France); in press
  • 2011 - "Felix Mednelssohn's Reformation Symphony and the Culture of Assimilation," in Harvard University Center for European Studies Working Paper Series; online, at 25 pp.
  • 2011 - "The Location of Mendelssohn's Culture: Religious Counterpoint, Confusion and Synthesis in the Reformation Symphony," in Ars Lyrica 19, pp.27-56
  • 2011 - "Lori Laitman," in The New Grove Dictionary of American Music
  • 2010 - "Rita Strohl, Classicist or Mystic?" in Journal of the International Association of Women in the Arts, pp. 17-22
  • 2010 - "The Abergavenny Eisteddfod of 1838 and the Birth of Barzaz Breiz," in Ars Lyrica Celtica (Ars Lyrica 17), pp.97-129
  • 2009 - "The Breton Compositions of Jean Cras" in Proceedings of the 23rd Harvard Celtic Colloquium

Professional Affiliations and Organizations

  • American Musicological Society 
  • Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations - President
  • American Comparative Literature Association 
  • National Opera Association

Awards and Recognitions

  • 2017 - Appointed Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) by the Government of France
  • 2016 - Honored by the Cities of Vienna and Jihlava for research and publication on Gustav Mahler
  • 2014 - Winner of the Austrian-American Association of Boston's Annual Scholarship Competition
  • 2010 - Honored by the Regional Arts Council of Brittany for biography of Jean Cras 
  • 1998 - Winner of the Scholarly Papers Competition of the National Opera Association

Connect: bempechat.com