photo: Robert Robert

Pierre, a French native, came to music as a child, studying classical piano and transcribing themes from movie composers on the family’s piano. Emotions are in the center of his work, and reviewers have often noted cinematic elements in his music, while describing “an imaginative musical craftsman at work, capable of evoking real wonder, mystery, reverence, and celebration.”

Pursuing a life long interest of music and design, he studied architecture at “L’Ecole des Beaux-Arts” in Paris, before graduating at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After moving to Los Angeles, he won a number of national and international music competitions for choral works and orchestras, including the American Composers Forum 2005 Art Song Competition, with a premiere performance by Isabel Bayrakdarian during the Schubert Club’s Saint Paul Summer Festival. His compositions have been performed in Los Angeles – with KUSC live broadcasts from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art – in San Francisco Herbst theater, Saint Paul Minnesota, Paris and Lyon France, Dublin’s National Concert Hall of Ireland.

Pierre has also composed electronic and orchestral scores for short movies and animated films, as well as educational movies and documentaries. His credits include the soundtrack of “America the Bountiful” a six part series aired on PBS and the History Channel, winner of a Telly Award for outstanding documentary. His previous recordings “Pagan Mass” and “Atlantis” were released by Centaur Records, while “The Four Seasons” and his new album “Voyage” were released by PARMA Recordings, respectively on Ravello and Navona Records. These albums have aired nationwide in the US, and in Western Europe.

Albums

Moto Eterno

Release Date: March 26, 2021
Catalog Number: NV6341
21st Century
Chamber
Piano Trio
Ten international composers showcase their respective styles on MOTO ETERNO, the latest installment of NAVONA's successful MOTO chamber music series. Like the previous MOTO releases, MOTO ETERNO is the result of a wide-ranging Call For Scores and a scrupulous selection process. Acclaimed piano trio Trio Casals (Ovidiu Marinescu, cello; Alexandr Kislitsyn, violin; Anna Kislitsyna, piano), masterfully perform their favorite picks.
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Tomorrow’s Air

Release Date: September 8, 2017
Catalog Number: NV6108
21st Century
Orchestral
Large Ensemble
Orchestra
Navona Records is proud to present TOMORROW’S AIR, a collection of contemporary music for large ensemble, written by composers in a variety of styles and genres. Listeners will recognize several names as PARMA regulars, including Daniel Perttu, Hans Bakker, and Paul Osterfield.
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Voyage

Release Date: June 9, 2015
Catalog Number: NV6000
21st Century
Chamber
Jazz
Guitar
On his debut Navona Records release VOYAGE, composer Pierre Schroeder presents a captivating sonic journey that takes listeners on winding highways, through arid and spacious deserts, along the shores of crashing waves, into desolate and snow-covered lands, through episodes of adventures, mishaps, discoveries, and losses.
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