Born in 1966 in Monaco, Yan Maresz began his musical studies with piano and percussion and is dedicated to the self-taught jazz guitar until he met John McLaughlin, of which he was the only student and the principal orchestrator and arranger. He studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music in Boston from 1983 to 1986 and is gradually moving towards the composition.
In 1987, he received a scholarship from the Foundation Princess Grace of Monaco and between the Julliard School in New York, where he studied composition with David Diamond. In 1994, it follows the course in composition and computer music at IRCAM, at the end of which he wrote Metallics, work selected in 1997 by the International Rostrum of Composers Unesco.
He received various prizes and awards for his compositions, including the assistance of the city of Trieste, the Rossini Prize of the Academy of Fine Arts and prices Hervé Dugardin and Young Composers SACEM. He is a resident at the Académie de France in Rome, Villa Medici from 1995 to 1997 at the Europäisches Kolleg der Künste in Berlin in 2004, and the Civitella Ranieri Foundation in 2012.
He received numerous commissions and his works are regularly performed in the context of major international festivals, as well as in prestigious seasons symphony orchestras or ensembles in Europe the US and Asia.
He has taught since 2007 électracoustique composition at the National Conservatory of Paris, as well as new technologies at the Conservatory of Boulogne Billancourt. A monographic CD of his works by the ensemble Intercontemporain is available under the Accord / Universal label and his works are published by Durand editions.