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Jonas Regnier (b.1995) is a French composer and researcher currently based in Montreal. Their research and artistic interests focus on music cognition and psychology, and more specifically the ways to direct listeners’ attention with timbre, space and musical discourse. Their music has been performed in France, Belgium, Canada, Thailand, South Korea and the US. Their professional and academic achievements include awards such as the McGill University Graduate Excellence Fellowship (2022), the Schulich Scholarship (2022), the Tacet(i) Winning Commissioned Prize (2020), and the CIRMMT Research Student Award (2020 and 2023).


Jonas Regnier’s music has been performed in many international festivals and symposiums such as the International Gugak Workshop 2023, Bangkok INTACT New Music and Arts Festival 2023, IRCAM Manifeste 2022, IRCAM Forum 2021, ByPass Contemporary music festival 2021, Thailand New Music and Arts Festival 2020, Ticino Musica Festival 2020, University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival 2020, Vivier InterUniversitaire Creation Concert 2020, and has been performed by world-famous ensembles such as Ensemble Intercontemporain, Quatuor Diotima, Tacet(i) Ensemble, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Trio Émérillion.


They integrated both the CIRMMT (Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology) and the ACTOR Project (Analysis, Creation and Teaching of Orchestration) research groups in 2019, which allowed them to work on interdisciplinary projects with performers, music technologists and neuroscientists. They have been actively involved in different research-creation projects such as “Directing attention in Contemporary Music with timbre”, or “Space as Timbre”.


Since 2017, Jonas Regnier has also been very active both as an independent teacher and a music administrator. They have been teaching music privately to many students and became a teaching assistant at McGill University in 2019, 2020 and 2023. They have been an active executive member of the McGill Association of Student Composers and the Vivier interUniversitaire association in Montreal since 2018, through which they have organized concerts, lectures and composition workshops.


Jonas Regnier obtained an Organ performance diploma, an instrumental composition diploma and an Electroacoustic composition diploma at the Conservatoire of Music of Toulouse (France) in 2018 in the classes of Stéphane Bois (Organ), Guy Ferla (Instrumental composition) and Bertrand Dubedout (Electroacoustic composition). At the same time, they obtained their Bachelor of Arts degree in Musicology at the Sorbonne University (Paris). In 2018, they received the Maurice Pollack Foundation Fellowship and the Marvin Duchow Memorial Scholarship to attend a Master of Music in Composition at McGill University under the supervision of Philippe Leroux. They are now pursuing a PhD in Composition at McGill University under the supervision of Philippe Leroux, Robert Hasegawa and Stephen McAdams. Regnier has also worked with Franck Bedrossian, Mark Andre, Misato Mochizuki, Hans Tutschku, Oscar Bianchi, Francesca Verunelli, Annette Vande Gorne and Steven Takasugi through masterclasses and workshops.


Jonas Regnier’s music is published by BabelScores in digital and printed formats.

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