(b. 1974, Paris).
French composer of mostly chamber, choral and vocal works that have been performed throughout the world; he is also active as a conductor.
Mr. Penard studied analysis, piano, score reading, and writing at the École Normale de Musique de Montreuil from 1993–95. He then studied composition with Philippe Capdenat and Guy Reibel at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1995 and earned a master's degree in musicology at the Université Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV in 1997.
As a conductor, he has worked in both Baroque music and contemporary music.
In addition to the works listed below, he has written scores for dance, theatre and TV productions.
His publisher is Éditions Jobert.
COMPLETE LIST OF WORKS
Hymne, orchestra (8 winds, 7 brass, piano, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 4, 1999
Suite Hollywoodienne, large orchestra (11 winds, 11 brass, 2 harps, timpani, 3 percussion, strings), Op. 18, 2005
Prime Time, symphonic band, Op. 22, 2008
Peter Pan, orchestra/large orchestra (8 winds, 9 brass, harp, piano [+ celesta], timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 27b, 2010–11
Prélude au Livre des Haltes, large orchestra (12 winds, 12 brass, 2 harps, celesta, timpani, 5 percussion, strings), Op. 31, 2012–13
The Lodger, orchestra (8 winds, 6 brass, harp, timpani, 2 percussion, strings), Op. 33, 2014
La Chèvre de monsieur Seguin (after Alphonse Daudet), flute, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, 3 percussion, Op. 2, 1998
Artefact, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, Op. 11, 2001
Suite du bateleur, 4 French horns, 4 trumpets (all + B-flat trumpet, 1st, 2nd + piccolo trumpet), 3 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, tuba, 3 percussion, Op. 15, 2003
Divertimento, 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, ensemble (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, cello, double bass, 3 percussion), Op. 16, 2003
Procession pour Sainte Cécile, trumpet, trombone, ensemble (2 French horns, trumpet, trombone, tuba, organ), Op. 21, 2006
Élégie pour violoncelle, cello, Op. 24, 2009
Phantasy, violin, viola, cello, piano, Op. 25, 2010
Polyptyque dit « du diamant » (Quatuor à cordes No. 1), string quartet, Op. 28, 2011
Charade (sur un thème d'Henri Dutilleux), cello, accordion, Op. 29, 2011
Quatre Épisodes pour violoncelle et marimba, cello, marimba, Op. 34, 2014–15
Ar-men (Quatuor à cordes No. 2 avec voix), soprano, string quartet, Op. 35, 2015
Quatre Légendes du sylphe, clarinet, piano, Op. 36, 2015
Quatuor pour flûtes, violoncelle, piano et percussions, flute, cello, piano, percussion, Op. 38, 2016
Trio à cordes, violin, viola, cello, Op. 39, 2016
Ombra del morir (text by Michelangelo Buonarroti), soprano, alto, tenor, bass, 6 mixed voices, Op. 5, 2000
Anneau de paix (text by Paul Éluard), mixed chorus, Op. 7, 2000
Thomas Hardy's Legacy (text by Thomas Hardy), mixed chorus, Op. 9, 2001
Chant du dragon (text by Jacques Audiberti), mixed chorus, Op. 10, 2001
Psaume 88 (text from Psalm 88), female chorus, organ, timpani, Op. 12, 2002
« Je suis le corps... » – épilogue en hommage à Louise Labé (text by Louise Labé), soprano, speaker, mixed chorus, piano, string quartet, Op. 13, 2002
Quatre Motets pour l'office des ténèbres, mixed chorus, organ/continuo, Op. 17, 2004
Der Steppenwolf (text by Hermann Hesse), tenor, mixed chorus, piano, Op. 19, 2006
Le Cortège d'Aristophane (text by Aristophanes), mixed chorus, recorder, lute, Op. 23, 2008–09
Exaltabo te, Domine – Psaume 31 (text from Psalm 31), mixed chorus, harp, organ, percussion, string orchestra, Op. 26, 2010
Spirits of the Dead (text by Edgar Allan Poe), soprano, English horn, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, piano, Op. 1, 1998
Chansons pornophoniques (song-cycle, texts by Paul Verlaine, Alexis Piron, Clément Marot, Straton of Sardis [French translation], Pierre-Jean de Béranger, François Maynard), soprano, piano, Op. 3, 1998–99
Quatre Sonnets de Louise Labé (text by Louise Labé), soprano, piano, string quartet, Op. 6, 2000
Ficciones del tiempo (song-cycle, text by Jorge Luis Borges), baritone, piano, Op. 8, 2001
The Others Death (song-cycle, text by John Donne), baritone, piano, Op. 14, 2003
Le Joueur de flûte d'Hamelin, voice, speaker, flute, violin, viola, cello, 2 percussion, Op. 20, 2006
Peter Pan, speaker, orchestra, Op. 27a, 2010–11
Chroniques, Op. 30, 2011–12
Pièces éparses, Op. 32, 2012
Sonate pour piano, Op. 37, 2015