His output comprises more than hundred works to this day, ranging from solo pieces to concertos, vocal pieces and symphonic works. They have been included into the repertoire of major performers of our time : conductors (Alain Altinoglu, Lionel Bringuier, Semyon Bychkov, Jesús López Cobos, Paul Daniel, Sofi Jeannin, Paavo Järvi, Theodor Guschlbauer, jurjen Hempel, Louis Langrée, Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Marko Letonja, Ariane Matiakh, Ville Matvejeff, Pascal Rophé, François-Xavier Roth, Christopher Russel,Yutaka Sado, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Heinrich Schiff, Stefan Sanderling, Otto Tausk), soloists (Piotr Anderszewski, Nicholas Angelich, Suzana Bartal, Frank Braley, Renaud et Gautier Capuçon, Henri Demarquette, Anne Gastinel, Ivry Gitlis, François-Frédéric Guy, Natalia Gutman, François Leleux, Igor Levit, Vahan Mardirossian, Emmanuel Pahud, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Akiko Suwanai, Janne Thomsen, Cecilia Tsan) as well as actors such as Michel Blanc, who premiered Tanguy’s monodrama Sénèque, dernier jour in 2004; ensembles (Quatuor Arditti, Quatuor Attaca, Quatuor Diotima, Quatuor Modigliani, Quatuor Psophos, Quatuor Rosamonde, Quatuor Ysaÿe, Trio Wanderer, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Köln, Tokyo Sinfonietta, London Sinfonietta) and numerous French and foreign orchestras (Orchestre National de France, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre National de Bordeaux, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Strasbourg, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, Orchestre d’Aarhus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Florida Orchestra, Gävle Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Lahti Sinfonia, Liège Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Mainz Orchestra, Minsk Orchestra, Novossibirsk Orchestra,Radio Kamer Filharmonie(Nederland), Rome Symphony Orchestra, Tapiola Sinfonietta, Roma Tre Orchestra, Rostov Orchestra, Tonhalle Orchestra Zürich, Royal Northern Philharmonia, Sinfonia Varsovia, Ljubljana Orchestra, Jyväskylä Sinfonia, etc.)
In 2001, Mstislav Rostropovitch commissioned and premiered Tanguy’s Second Cello Concerto at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims, following which he performed it again in Boston and at Carnegie Hall with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Seiji Ozawa. Just a few years later, in 2007, Anne Gastinel premiered (again at the Flâneries Musicales in Reims) In Terra Pace, an homage to Mstislav Rostropovitch, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France conducted by Michel Plasson. In 2009, for its thirtieth anniversary, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris premiered “In Excelsis” for orchestra at the Théatre des Champs-Elysées. Tanguy was also commissioned the compulsory piece by the 9th Mstislav Rostropovitch Cello Competition for which he wrote “Invocation” for solo cello (premiered in November 2009). Only a year later, his vocal piece “Les mains papillon” for mixed choir and children’s choir (a commission of the Orchestre de Paris) received its premiere at Salle Pleyel. In 2012, his Trio for piano, violin and cello was premiered in France at Radio France by Marie-Josephe Jude, Stéphanie-Marie Degand and Cecilia Tsan (who commissioned the work) and also in the US by the Pantoum Trio at the prestigious Jacaranda concert series in California. Tanguy’s recent compositions include his Organ Concerto premiered in Caen in 2013 by Stéphane Béchy and the Orchestre de Caen conducted by Vahan Mardirossian and his symphonic work “Affettuoso” – in memoriam Henri Dutilleux premiered in January 2014 by the Orchestre de Paris under the baton of Paavo Järvi. In March 2014, he has been invited by the International Music Fesival NIPPON in Nagoya, on which occasion Akiko Suwanai and Akira Eguchi have performed the premiere of “In a dream” for violin and piano. Highlights in 2015 have included the new version of his symphonic work “In Excelsis” premiered by the Orchestre National d’Ile de France conducted by Enrique Mazzola in the newly built Philharmonie de Paris (March), “Nouvelle Etude” for solo piano premiered by Steven van Hauwaert in Los Angeles in the Piano Sphere concert series (June), “Matka” commissioned by the Jyväskylä Symphony Orchestra and Ville Matvejeff for the 150th anniversary of the birth of Sibelius (December). Among many performances in 2015-16, Eric Tanguy was played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen at Walt Disney Hall. His new work for cello and piano, Spirales, commissioned by Philharmonie de Paris and ECHO has been premiered by Edgar Moreau and Pierre-Yves Hodique at the Kölner Philharmonie in 2016 and is subsequently being performed in some of the major concert halls of Europe (Philharmonie de Paris, MUPA Budapest, Bozar Bruxelles, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Milton Court London, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Palau de la Musica Barcelona, Konzerthaus Vienna). Eric Tanguy’s new Clarinet Concerto will be premiered in November 2017 by Pierre Génisson and the Orchestre Royal de Liège.
Eric Tanguy’s works are published by Salabert/Universal Music since 1989.
Many of them have been recorded and are available under the label of Decca, Erato, Naïve, Transart, OEHMS and Intrada.
More information on his website.