Aurélien Hallopeau


Born in 1995, Aurélien Hallopeau is a French composer who currently mainly writes for choir - usually a cappella - and piano solo.

Living in Lausanne, Switzerland, he also sings as baritone in the chamber choir Ensemble Vocal Evohé directed by Fruzsina Szuromi, which has premiered several of his compositions including O magnum mysterium in September 2021 and Surge amica mea, a piece on a text from the Song of Songs commissioned by the Ensemble in April 2022 in Geneva’s Cathedral. In October 2020, as part of the “7 notes in 7 days at 7pm” project, British pianist Maria Marchant premiered Arabesque, a major work for piano solo, written as a tribute to Claude Debussy. In October 2021, Petit Bestiaire, a piece for mixed choir a cappella, was awarded First Prize of the Jury of Eufonia-Bordeaux’s Musical Composition Competition for Choir, and was premiered by Eufonia 21 directed by Damien Sardet in Cathédrale Saint-André, Bordeaux.

Recently Aurélien participated in the Cap Ferret Music Festival in France as composer in residence. Several pieces for piano, harp, and oboe were premiered, as well as a new piece for flute and piano specifically composed for the Festival.

Aurélien studied piano at Conservatoire de Courbevoie, France, with Jean-François Manzoni, and followed harmony, analysis, and composition classes with Alexandre Benéteau. Alongside music, Aurélien also works as an engineer in the aerospace industry.

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Works by Aurélien Hallopeau

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Recorded performances of works by Aurélien Hallopeau

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