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paul desenne

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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 

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All of Paul Desenne's Chamber works can be found at

Liliflute Music

Latin American Music Publisher

Soundcloud albums


Baton Music

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