The composer and pianist Alain Kremski, a devotee of sacred music and choral writing, but also inspired by the bells of Iran and the tibetan bowls, died Friday, said it learned Sunday from the Academy of Fine Arts. The musician died at the age of 78 years died of a cerebral vascular accident that occurred shortly before a concert he was to give on the Island of Saint-Louis.

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Born in Paris on April 4, 1940, Alain Kremski followed in the footsteps of his father, a pianist by training in musical composition at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique, where he was the pupil of Darius Milhaud. In the course of his career, Kremsi has won the 1st Grand Prix de Rome in 1962. He stayed at the Villa Medici in rome between 1963 and 1966, where he was friends with the painter Balthus.

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Alain Kremski composed numerous works for the bells of Iran and the tibetan singing bowls. It was also inspired by the music of India. He has been awarded the Grand prix ” from the Sacem in 2013 for his work as a whole. He was the eldest son of the pianist Serge Petitgirard and brother of the composer and conductor Laurent Petitgirard.