Composition

Composition (light)

David Baltuch’s catalogue of works consists of musical reflections on various themes and aesthetics as well as instrumental or vocal techniques. Eschewing dogmas, he has composed works for various forces using different musical syntaxes: tonal, atonal, modal or minimalist.

Through the Premier Prix diplomas earned in counterpoint, fugue and harmony, as well as final certificates in music analysis, music history and orchestration at the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles, David Baltuch acquired an in depth knowledge of the finest qualities of the great composers of classical repertoire. Furthermore, his experiments with sonic material, his exchanges with diverse musicians and his contact with the audience and its reactions, have constituted another precious source of knowledge.

Catalogue

Cupid’s Bow for voice and piano (2017)
– Dix symétries etudes for piano (2015) (*)
– Flamma aeterna for string quartet (2014)
– IF for vocal quartet and marimba (2014)
– Deux mélodies hébraïques for voice and piano (2014)
– La Belle e(S)t La Bête for mixed choir a cappella (2009) (*)
– Zimroth for string quartet, clarinet and piano (2003)
– Le Meunier, Son Fils et l’Âne for voice, flute, oboe d’amore, clarinet and bassoon (1996) (*)
– Peace Rhapsody for symphonic orchestra (1994)
– Métamorphoses for two solo flute and flute ensemble (1992)
– Deux Prières for string quartet (1990)
– Vocalise Chorale for mixed choir a cappella (1990)
– For Peace my Lord for female choir a cappella (1990)
– Habanera for flute and piano (1989)
– Rhapsodia Judaïca for violin and piano (1989)

– Étude-Caprice for piano left-hand (1988)

(*) These works have received the support of the Belgian Government (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Direction générale de la culture, Service de la musique, Commission de la musique contemporaine).

Several works by David Baltuch have been recorded and are available in the Gallery section (Gallery > Videos > Composition).

Professors

David Baltuch studied harmony with Marie-Josée Noël and Jean-Marie Simonis, counterpoint with Jean-Luc Balthazar, Jacques Stekke and Thierry Chleide, fugue with Jacques Leduc, and orchestration with Paul-Baudouin Michel. Marcel Quinet introduced him to a global approach to musical composition through private lessons.


For a complete list of courses attended and diplomas earned by David Baltuch, please refer to his academic CV (Home-Accueil > Personal (English) > Academic CV).