French composer, Stéphane Delplace was born in Bordeaux in 1953, he began playing the piano very early and continued to learn it with Pierre Sancan. He then devoted himself to writing and did his “humanities” at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, studying the organ at the same time.
Writing tonal music was obvious from the start, which he never gave up, convinced that it concealed an infinity of unexplored regions. This determination naturally kept him away from the official circles of Contemporary Music and it was not until 2000, at the invitation of Jean-François Zygel, that he joined the Phoenix band. His music has its roots in particular with Bach, Brahms, Ravel, Fauré, Prokofiev… While having approached multiple formations, from the orchestra to the choir (Tombeau de Ravel, Roque… the oratorio Le Plafond de la Chapelle Sixtine) also throught chamber music (Quintette à deux violoncelles, Quintette avec piano, Quatuor à cordes, Trio, Le Mythe de Sisyphe, Sonate pour violoncelle et piano, Suite pour violon seul, Suite pour violoncelle seul… L’Odieuse Fugue) and the organ (Chacone, Non-Toccata et fugue, Pièces d’orgue…), he devotes most of his production to the piano (three books of Préludes & Fugues dans les Trente Tonalités, two books of Quatorze Klaviestücke, two Concertos pour piano, Fugue selon Fugue, Chronogénèse, Sonate (written for the Opus 102 by Stephen Paulello), Douze Études, Crepuscolo…).
From 2008, he began to perform some of his piano works himself in concert. His music is performed mainly in France, but also more widely in Europe, China and the United States…
In 2001, the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris awarded him the Florent Schmitt Prize.
He is a writing teacher at the Conservatoire Debussy and the Conservatoire Jean-Philippe Rameau in Paris, as well as at the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris and at the Schola Cantorum. It is published by Editions Durand, Eschig, Billaudot and Delatour.