Christian Lauba is a French composer, born in Sfax (Tunisia) in 1952. He studied piano with Suzanne Marty and composition at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux in the class of Michel Fusté-Lambezat. In 1994, he was awarded the first prize in the Berlin International Composition Competition (Institut für neue Musik).
He has given masterclasses in composition in Apeldoorn and Amsterdam (as jury chairman for the International Gaudeamus Composition Competition, 1996) and lectured at the Universities of Maryland, Bowling Green, Chicago, Madrid, Amsterdam, Milan, Paris and Lisbon conservatories. He has received numerous commissions from the French State, various orchestras, and several contemporary music ensembles and international soloists.
From 2004-2006, Lauba was Musical Director of l’Orchestre National Bordeaux-Aquitaine and in residence in l’Opéra de Bordeaux, composing a Ballet Zatoichi for Charles Jude and Carlotta Ikeda. He composed an opera after The Time Machine by HG Welles on a proposition of Richard Ducros and a libretto by Daniel Mesguich. His music is regularly played in such places as Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New-York, Salle Pleyel in Paris, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. His album Morphing for Accord Universal has received the most critical acclaim.