French Academy member Edith Canat de Chizy has established herself as one of the leading figures on the French music scene, working in all genres. With a catalog of over 120 works, her mastery of composition and orchestration is part of the finest tradition of French music. Trained at the CNSM, GRM, and IRCAM, her experience with electronics has had a major impact on her writing. Numerous awards have crowned her work, including the Grand Prix Sacem in 2004 and the Grand Prix du Président de la République de l'Académie Charles Cros in 2016 for her body of work. She taught composition at the CRR de Paris until 2017. She is a Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Officier de l'Ordre du Mérite, and Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres.
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