Pierre Schroeder

Pierre, a French native, came to music as a child, studying classical piano and transcribing themes from movie composers on the family’s piano. Emotions are in the center of his work, and reviewers have often noted cinematic elements in his music, while describing “an imaginative musical craftsman at work, capable of evoking real wonder, mystery, reverence, and celebration.”

Pursuing a life long interest of music and design, he studied architecture at “L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts” in Paris, before graduating at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After moving to Los Angeles, he won a number of national and international music competitions for choral works and orchestras, including the American Composers Forum 2005 Art Song Competition, with a premiere performance by Isabel Bayrakdarian during the Schubert Club’s Saint Paul Summer Festival. His compositions have been performed in Los Angeles – with KUSC live broadcasts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – in San Francisco Herbst theater, Saint Paul Minnesota, Paris and Lyon France, Dublin’s National Concert Hall of Ireland.

Pierre has also composed electronic and orchestral scores for short movies and animated films, as well as educational movies and documentaries. His credits include the soundtrack of “America the Bountiful” a six part series aired on PBS and the History Channel, winner of a Telly Award for outstanding documentary. His previous recordings “Pagan Mass” and “Atlantis” were released by Centaur Records, while “The Four Seasons” and his new album “Voyage” were released by PARMA Recordings, respectively on Ravello and Navona Records. These albums have aired nationwide in the US, and in Western Europe.

Albums

The Four Seasons

Release Date: March 27, 2012
Catalog Number: RR7827
20th Century
Chamber
Flute
Percussion
Piano
THE FOUR SEASONS was originally released in 2008 and was lauded as “consistently absorbing” and “one of a new kind” (AllMusic). Featuring stellar performances from sixteen performers, THE FOUR SEASONS highlights Pierre Schroeder as a master of jazz-classical fusion.
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