Karol Beffa was awarded the SACEM Grand Prix de la musique symphonique in 2017 for his lifetime achievement. He is the author, with Fields medal-winning mathematician Cedric Villani, of Les coulisses de la création published by Flammarion in 2017. Lecturing in musicology at the Ecole Normale Supérieure since 2004, he was invited to occupy the prestigious Professorship for Artistic Creation at the Collège de France in 2012-2013. He has also been composer in residence for the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse from 2006 to 2009 and received a Victoire de la Musique as best composer of the year 2013.

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