French composer Éric Tanguy was born in Caen on 27 January 1968. He studied composition with Horatiu Radulescu, then with Ivo Malec, Gérard Grisey and Betsy Jolas at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Paris.
In November 2012 he received the Grand prix de la SACEM, and in April 2014 the Composers' Grand prix des Lycéens. In October 2017 he was appointed Resident Composer at Besançon Music Festival.
His output comprises more than 100 works, and they have been included in the repertoire of some of the major performers of our time.