Blaise Ubaldini (1979) studied clarinet with Jean-Claude Brion in Evreux and later with Richard Vieille at the CNR in Paris. He studied jazz musical improvisation with Michel Goldberg and Marc Boutillotdans as part of the school ARPEJ. He founded the rock group Strix with whom he worked for many years as a singer and guitarist. Blaise took a break from music to devote himself to the study of languages and complete a degree in Indian Studies (Faculty of Oriental Languages). He recommenced clarinet studies and completed a solo diploma in clarinet at the HEM of Lausann with Frédéric Rapin. It was in this city in 2008 that Blaise began his studies in composition with William Blank, that he continued in Geneva with Michael Jarrell, Luis Naon, and Eric Daubresse.
Having received numerous fellowships from Nicati De-Luze, Sacem, and Max-D. Jost, Blaise joined the Cursus 1 at Ircam in Paris (2012-2013) and won the Prix Nouveau Talent Musique SACD 2013 for his chamber opera 4.48. The following year, the ensemble CH.AU organised a concert of his works that was broadcast on the Switzerland’s Radio Télévision – Espace 2 on the programme of Anne Gillot, Musique d’avenir. Several months later, in Cursus 2 at Ircam, Blaise created the monodrama Bérénice, performed by the comedienne Caroline Imhof and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. His piece À la Nuit, commissioned by l’Association Suisse des Musiciens, was premiered by the Collegium Novum in Zürich and included as part of the CD of the Grammont selection on the Musiques Suisses label.