photo by Paul Desenne
PAUL DESENNE 1959 - 2023
Paul Desenne’s tricultural vantage point on today’s musical world blends anthropological accuracy, conceptual diversity and musical abstraction in a vast body of work; passionate, often quite elaborate constructions in rhythmic counterpoint explore the formidable avenues of Latin American concert-music.
A lush, quirky and irresistibly rhythmic style reflects an insatiable curiosity, subversive humor at times, and a wide-open creative lens in a catalogue spanning over 90 works, with hundreds of pieces in nearly every imaginable format.
Venezuelan, French and American cellist & composer.
Guggenheim Fellow 2009
Radcliffe Fellow 2010
Premier Prix, premier Nommé, Cello, Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris, 1985
Music performed worldwide
Pianist Silvia Roederer, violinist Walter Verdehr, clarinetist Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr
All of Paul Desenne's Chamber works can be found at
Latin American Music Publisher