Born in 1979, François Meïmoun studied at the Cnsm de Paris with Michael Levinas, at the Université Sorbonne-Paris IV at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes.
His works are performed by many soloists and ensembles (Quatuor Arditti, Quatuor Ardeo, Quatuor Voce, Quatuor Deixis, Alain Billard, Christophe Desjardins, Florian Frère, Chen Halevi, Hélène Tysman, Sébastien Vichard, Ensemble Court-Circuit...) and programmed in French festivals (Musica, festival d'Aix en Provence, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, festival de Chambord, les Rencontres de la Prée, Centre Beaubourg, festival de Pâques de Deauville, ProQuartet) and abroad (festival Zeitkunst in Berlin, festival Belo Horizonte in Brazil).
He is composer in residence at the Abbaye de la Prée between 2011 and 2012, and at the festival de Chaillol for which he composed Tara, first part of a portrait of Antonin Artaud. He participated to the Atelier opéra en création at the festival d'Aix en Provence in 2013 where his Quatuor à cordes n° 2, untitled – selon pollock is premiered.
After the premieres of his Quatuor à cordes n° 3 at the Paris Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord by Quatuor Ardeo and his Quatuor n° 4 for mezzo soprano and string quartet Fragments d’un journal d’enfer by Quatuor Voce, he is currently composing a portrait of Paul Celan and his first opera based on Francis Bacon. In December 2020, he presented the continuation of his portrait of Antonin Artaud for the Ensemble InterContemporain, Le Rite de la nuit noire which was performed at the Cité de la Musique.
His music is published by Durand / Universal Classical Music.
Photo : © Catherine-Maria Chapel