inés thiebaut

Inés Thiebaut (b.1979) was born and raised in Madrid, Spain. She spent several summers of her youth making music in the woods of Traverce City, MI, a deeply formative and personal experience that facilitated her move to the US in her early 20s. Inés has lived in Boston MA, Brooklyn NY, Salt Lake City UT, and currently in the East Bay of San Francisco, where she is an Assistant Professor of Music at California State University East Bay. Her music has been influenced by her interest in Greek philosophy, postmodernism, new complexity and the timbres of early analog synthesis.

Her chamber music has been performed in the USA by, among others, the MIVOS Quartet, TRANSIT New Music, Ensemble MISE-EN, and The Cadillac Moon Ensemble. Her recent works for the concert hall include a chamber piano concerto for the NOVA Chamber Music Series, a piano and electronics piece [both premiered at the hands of pianist Jason Hardink, the latter as part of his Concord/Revisited project], and a piano, violin, cello and electronics work for the Greek Galan Trio (to be premiered in Spring 2024). Ines has also written solo works for percussionist Jonathan Singer, and grammy-award winning violinist Karen Kim. Internationally, her music has been performed in Mexico, Spain and Portugal by, among others, percussionist Miquel Bernat (ICTUS Ensemble), cellist Iracema de Andrade, and Tambuco Percussion Ensemble.

Her compositional interests also lie beyond the concert hall, as she is always eager to collaborate with other art forms. She has composed music and sound designed for several productions of the Traverse City-based theater company Parallel45, as well as several short films and dance projects in Spain, Portugal, and the US.

Ines received her Ph.D in composition from the CUNY Graduate Center. Her dissertation is titled Symmetry and Interval Cycles in the Quartettos of Mario Davidovsky (with Joseph Straus as advisor), a portion of which was published under the title “Compositional Spaces in Mario Davidovsky’s Quartettos”, in Form and Process in Music, 1300-2014: An Analytic Sampler (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016). She has has presented her research on symmetry at SMT, SCI, and MTSMA.

She also holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music theory from the Professional Conservatory of Music Adolfo Salazar (Madrid, Spain, 2002), a Composition and Film Scoring Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music (Boston, 2006) and a Master of Arts in Composition from Queens College (New York, 2009). While at CUNY she studied with composers Jason Eckardt, Douglas Geers, Jeff Nichols and Hubert Howe, and theorists Joseph Straus, and Poundie Bernstein. During her career, Inés has also studied composition with composers Fabián Panisello and Marcela Rodriguez.

Ines has taught extensively, and has held adjunct positions at the Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College, CUNY, 2008-2012) and at the John J Cali School of Music (Montclair State University, 2013-2014). Before her move to the East Bay, Inés held a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at the University of Utah.