Ottawa (Ontario, Canada), 1986

Tidrow’s sound universe embraces many musical worlds, in which explorations of noise, expressionist lyricism, pastiche and parody form a discursive and richly detailed whole. — ECM+ Géneration 2018 Jury

Thierry Tidrow is a Franco-Ontarian composer currently living and working in Germany. He studied composition, music theory, and early music performance at McGill University and holds a master’s degree from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and an Advanced Studies diploma from the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. Thierry is a laureate of the Canada Council for the Arts Jules-Léger Prize (2014) and of McGill University’s Graham Sommer Competition (2018). Thierry has written many theatrical works, including seven operas and a collaboration with poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine. He is currently composer-in-residence at the Dortmund Opera.