Philippe Leroux (b. 1959) entered the Paris Conservatory in 1978, studied with Ivo Malec, Claude Ballif, Pierre Schäeffer and Guy Reibel and obtained three first prizes. Meanwhile, he followed classes with Olivier Messiaen, Franco Donatoni, Betsy Jolas, Jean-Claude Eloy and Iannis Xénakis. In 1993, he was selected to enter the Villa Medicis in Rome for two years, where he remained until 1995.
His compositional output (about seventy works to date) includes symphonic, vocal, electronic, acousmatic and chamber music.