Aurelien Boccard Wins Musicology Research Award

The Conservatory is pleased to note that Aurélien Boccard (DMA piano performance and MM musicology) has won the 2018 Mu Phi Epsilon Musicological Research competition in the Masters Thesis division for his 2017 thesis, “Maurice Ravel and Paul Wittgenstein: Le Concerto Pour La Main Gauche in Response to World War I.”

Dr. Rebecca Sorley, International 4th Vice President, Mu Phi Epsilon notes that Boccard's thesis "shows a unique window into the relationship between W.W. I, Wittgenstein, and Ravel in the creation of this great piano concerto. Your exploration of the political backgrounds of the artists and their war experiences helps shed light on the climate of the collaboration as well as the nature of the musical expression. Mu Phi Epsilon is proud to recognize your great work in the field of Musicological Research."

Congratulations, Aurélien!

Published: Apr 17, 2018