Inés Thiebaut was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She holds a Título de Profesor de Grado Medio from the Professional Conservatory of Music Adolfo Salazar in Madrid and a Composition and Film Scoring Bachelor of Music Degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston. In 2007 she completed her Master's Degree in Composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College, CUNY) in New York, and is currently a PhD candidate in Composition at The Graduate Center (CUNY). She also studied Law at the Autónoma University in Madrid from 1997 to 2003, but never really got it going as a lawyer. Inés has studied composition with composers Fabián Panisello, Marcela Rodriguez, Hubert Howe, Douglas Geers, Jeff Nichols, and Jason Eckardt. In 2005 she was awarded with the A.I.E. Scholarship granted by the Spanish National Association of Artist and Performers to continue her studies in United States. In 2006 she earned the Youth Concerts at Symphony Hall Award in Boston, and during her Master's she was awarded with the Aaron Copland School of Music Luigi Dalapiccola and George Perle Awards in Composition. She was the recipient of the Lawrence Eisman Center for Preparatory Studies in Music Graduate Fellowship for the 2008-2009 school year. Inés holds an Adjunct Lecture position at the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, since September 2008.
During her youth she attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts summer program for 6 consecutive years, where she returned as a TA in composition and electronic studio supervisor in 2008. Her love for that area is still growing, and she is currently involved with the Northern Michigan based theater company Parallel45 as a composer and music advisor . Inés is also the co-founder, and executive co-director along with fellow composer André Bregegere, of Dr. Faustus–an organization dedicated to the promotion of new music that provides a public outlet to emerging composers. Dr. Faustus, based in New York City, has commissioned and premiered a dozen new works since its creation in the spring of 2008, including works by the Spanish composer Jesús Rueda and Mexican composer Marcela Rodríguez. For more information on Dr. Faustus, please visit www.drfaustus.org. Inés was also the vice-president, and later president of the Queens College New Music Group from 2007 to 2009, organizing and promoting new music concerts while in collaboration with young contemporary performers of New York and the Godwin-Ternbach Museum in Queens. She is currently the assistant conductor for the Contemporary Music Ensemble (Whitney George, director/conductor) in New York, and executive director of The Composers' Alliance at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Her music has been performed by the Second Instrumental Unit (David Fulmer, director), the Contemporary Music Ensemble (Whitney George, director/conductor), Mivos Quartet, New Music Singers (Cynthia Powell, Director); and the SospiroWinds, Transit, and Cygnus ensembles in New York; also by cellist Iracema de Andrade in Mexico City, and the Kalistos String Orchestra (David Callahan, Conductor) in Boston. Her orchestra piece "The Unmarked" was premiered by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra (Liza Grossman, director/conductor) in Cleveland in December 2009. in 2010 her piece Con Nombre de Olvido was premiered by international acclaimed percussionist Miquel Bernat in the Festival Internacional de Música Contemporánea de Tres Cantos (Madrid, Spain), and later had its Portuguese premiere in December 2011. That same year her piece Apocarpous II was performed by the Mexican Ensemble Espirales in the National Auditorium in Madrid as part of Puentes - II Encuentro Hispano Mexicano de Música Contemporánea. More recently, she just finished writing two new works for the mexican percussion ensemble Tambuco, and the New York based Vigil ensemble.
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