Born in 1958 in Montpellier ( France), Jean-Jacques Di Tucci studied at the National Conservatory of his home town and later at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Lyon, in the class of Gilbert Amy (who trained with Darius Milhaud, Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez). In 1995 he graduated with the “ Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures de Musique ” (Higher Studies Diploma in Music) with honours in composition, analysis, and orchestration.
Jean-Jacques Di Tucci has won several international awards, including the Queen Marie-José Prize in Geneva in 1996. He has also received various state commissions, essentially for orchestra.
From 2001 to 2002 he was composer in residence of the National Orchestra of Montpellier.
In 2004, his work Rivages II created in Paris (Radio France) and Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) under the direction of Myung-Whun Chung, was distinguished by the 51th International Tribune of Composers (UNESCO, Paris).
In 2006, he was commissioned by Radio France with seven others composers to get acquainted with chinese traditional music on the occasion of a stay in Shanghai. This project will end with the “Wài Xíng” writing for erhu (chinese violin) and symphonic orchestra, created in 2007 for the Shanghai International Spring Festival.
In 2010, for the Shanghai World Expo, his work "Opening for Shanghai expo" is created by the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung.
The works of Jean-Jacques Di Tucci have been played by a large number of orchestras, such as the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the French National Orchestras of Bordeaux, Lille, Strasbourg, Montpellier, as well as Intercontemporain Ensemble.
His works are published mainly by Billaudot Editions.