Édith Canat de Chizy

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Edith Canat de Chizy (born 26 March 1950) is a French composer based in Paris.

Life and career[edit]

Edith Canat de Chizy was born in Lyon, and studied art, archeology and philosophy at the Sorbonne University and then music at the Paris Conservatoire with Maurice Ohana and Ivo Malec. She continued her studies in electroacoustics at the Conservatoire and with the Groupe de Recherches Musicales.

After completing her studies, de Chizy worked as a music educator, becoming the director of the Eric Satie conservatory in Paris till 2006 when she joined the Regional Conservatory of Paris (CRR de Paris) where she teaches instrumental composition. She was elected a member of the Academy des Beaux-Arts of Paris in 2005.[1][2]

Honors and awards[edit]

  • SACEM Great Symphonic Prize (2004)
  • Tribune Internationale des Compositeurs Prize (1990)
  • SACEM Hervé Dugardin prize (1987)
  • Georges Enesco prize (1990)
  • Paul-Louis Weiller prize (1992)
  • SACD “Jeune talent musique” Prize (1998)
  • Exceptional distinction, Prince Pierre de Monaco competition (1999)
  • Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (1994)
  • Nominated at the Victoires de la Musique (2000)


  • Moving (Aeon 210)
  • Alive, string quartet
  • Les Rayons du jour, viola concerto
  • Exultet, violin concerto
  • Saxy, for saxophone and piano (1985) [3]
  • Moïra, cello concerto
  • Yell for orchestra[4]
  • Suites d′apres les poemes de Federico Garcia Lorca, two guitars


  1. ^ International who's who in classical music. Europa Publications Limited. 2007. 
  2. ^ Sadie, Julie Anne; Samuel, Rhian (1994). The Norton/Grove dictionary of women composers (Digitized online by GoogleBooks). ISBN 9780393034875. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Sax, Mule & Co, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, Paris, 2004, p.108
  4. ^ "Biography". Retrieved 19 January 2011.