Ahmed Essyad

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Ahmed Essyad (born 1939 in Salé)[1] is a Moroccan composer of classical music.[2]

Born in Salé, he studied at the conservatory of Rabat. He moved to France in 1962, where he continued studies with Max Deutsch. Essyad has composed several operas, including L'eau for Radio France.

Selected works[edit]

  • Sultanes, electro-acoustic suite (1973)
  • Identité, cantata (1975)
  • Le collier des ruses (1977)
  • L'eau, opera (1982)
  • Le cycle de l'eau, for flutes and piano
  • L'exercice de l'amour, light opera (1995)


  • Grand Prix national de la musique (1994)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmed Essyad dans Universalis.fr
  2. ^ Born in 1938 according to "Ahmed Essyad biography" (in French). IRCAM.