Biography

Christian Dubeau is an L.A. based composer and pianist whose compositions have been described as "transcendently beautiful" (The Highlander Newspaper) and "majestic" (Sequenza21). His music has been heard at festivals such as SPLICE (2016; 2017), The Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (2017) and at distinguished concert series such as UnSUNG (2016; 2017) and has been played by Brightwork newmusic, the Panic Duo, the What's Next Ensemble, members of the Grammy nominated L.A. Percussion Quartet, and by several other renowned musicians and ensembles. He is the recipient of three Gluck Fellowships for the Arts. Recent commissions include a guitar concerto for the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and a piece for the Korean ensemble PHASE, using traditional Korean instruments. 

 

As a pianist, he frequently performs his own music in public as well as that of other contemporary composers. He played keyboards with a rock band called Hauk for many years, recording six studio albums, and touring throughout the U.S.A. He has also played new music with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia. Christian holds BAs in music and theatre from the University of Southern California, an MFA in music from UC Irvine, and a PhD in Digital Composition from UC Riverside. He has studied composition with many known composers including Tania Leon, Morten Lauridsen, Veronika Krausas, Michael Dessen, Tim Labor and Ian Dicke. He has also studied piano with renowned pianist Norman Krieger.

 

Christian’s music is heavily inspired by the natural world and current environmental issues. He recently completed a large collection of preludes (for piano and electronics) about environmental issues in L.A’s San Gabriel Mountain range. His music ranges from vocal music, acoustic and electro-acoustic works for chamber ensemble, purely electronic works, works for solo instruments, and works for orchestra. He has also composed for film and dance productions.

 

Christian also teaches piano, composition, and theory to private students, and teaches group keyboard classes in Southern California elementary schools. He is currently an instructor at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA where he teaches composition, music history, and recording. He has also held part-time teaching positions at UC Irvine and UC Riverside. He also organizes Sound and Fury Concerts, an L.A. based new music concert series.