Fontyn, Jacqueline, Belgian composer and teacher; b. Antwerp, Dec. 27, 1930. She studied piano with Ignace Bolotine in her native city, and later with Marcel Maas; took theory, orchestration, and composition lessons with Marcel Quinet in Brussels and Max Deutsch in Paris; then completed her study of composition at the Chapelle Musicale Reine Elisabeth in Brussels (graduated, 1959). She taught at the Royal Flemish Cons, in Antwerp (1963–70); then was a prof. of composition at the Brussels Cons. (1970–90). Fontyn won many prizes for her compositions, including the Koopal Prize of the Belgian Ministry of Culture (1961,1979), the Camille Huismans Prize of Antwerp (1974), and the Arthur Honegger Prize of Paris (1987). In 1961 she married Camille Schmitt.
DRAMATIC B a l l e t : Piedigrotta (1958). ORCH.: Petite suite (1951); Divertimento for Strings (1953); Danceries (1956); Prelude and Allegro (1957); Mouvements concertants for 2 Pianos and Strings (1957); Deux estampies (1961); Digressions for Cello and Chamber Orch. (1962); Six ebauches (1963); Digressions for Chamber Orch. (1964); Galaxie for Chamber Orch. (1965); Piano Concerto (1967); Colloque for Wind Quintet and Strings (1970); Pour Ilarchets (1971); Evoluon (1972); Per archi for Strings (1973); Violin Concerto (1975); Prises I (1975) and II (1976); Halo for Harp and 16 Instruments or Chamber Orch. (1978); Creneaux (1982); Arachne (1985); In the Green Shade (1988); Reverie and Turbulence, piano concerto (1989); A I’oree du Songe, viola concerto (1990); Colinda, cello concerto (1991). CHAMBER: Wind Quintet (1954); Trio for Violin, Cello, and Piano (1956); String Quartet (1958); Musica a quattro for Violin, Clarinet, Cello, and Piano (1966); Nonet (1969); Strophes for Violin and Piano (1970); Six climats for Violin and Piano (1972); Horizons for String Quartet (1977); Zones for Flute, Clarinet, Cello, Percussion, and Piano (1979); Rhumbs for 2 Trumpets, Horn, Trombone, and Tuba (1980); Analecta for 2 Violins (1981); Controverse for Bass Clarinet or Tenor Saxophone and Percussion (1983); Either…or entweder…oder for String Quintet or Clarinet and String Quartet (1984); Cheminement for 9 Instrumentalists (1986); La Deviniere for Violin and Piano (1988); Scurochiatro for 7 Instrumentalists (1989); Compagnon de la nuit for Oboe and Piano (1989). KEYBOARD : Piano S o l o : 2 Impromptus (1950); Capriccio (1954); Ballade (1964); Mosaici (1964); Le Gong (1980); Bulles (1980); Aura (1982). Piano : 2 Spirales (1971). Harpsichord : Shadows (1973). VOCAL: La Trapeziste qui a perdu son coeur for Mezzo- soprano and Chamber Orch. (1953); Deux rondels de Charles d’Orleans for Soprano and Piano (1956); Psalmus Tertius for Baritone, Chorus, and Orch. (1959); Ephemeres for Mezzo-soprano and 11 Instruments (1979); Alba for Soprano and 4 Instruments (1981); Pro & Antiverbe(e)s for Soprano and Cello (1984).
B. Brand, J. F. (Berlin, 1991).
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