Following works includ's "Le Fou d'Elsa", a cycle of six songs to poems by Aragon for contralto and orchestra, his latest works include"Le Plus Ardent à Vivre" (septet with harp, premiered by the soloist Marielle Nordmann), "Poème for large string orchestra", "Dialogue for viola and orchestra", "The Twelve Guards of the Temple" (commissioned by Radio-France) premiered with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg at the "Présences" Festival in February 2006 in Paris).
Laurent Petitgirard’s second opera, Guru, libretto around mental manipulation by Xavier Maurel, was recorded under his baton in October 2010 in Budapest, with Hubert Claessens (bass-baryton) and Sonia Petrovna (actress) in the main roles.
The opera is released, on the Label Naxos (CHOC of the Month of the classical magazine Classica).
World Premiere October 5-9 2018 at the Castle Opera in Szczecin (Poland) Stage director Damian Cruden, Music director Laurent Petitgirard. With H.Claessens, S.Petrovna, P.Gaugler.
For the record label Naxos Laurent Petitgirard recorded his 3 symphonic poems, Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloé" a CD including his 3 concertos "Dialog for viola and orchestra" (Gérard Caussé) Cello Concerto ( Gary Hoffman) and "Le Légendaire" for violin, chorus and orchestra (Augustin Dumay).
Laurent Petitgirard last compositions includ the original score for, "The Little Prince" staged by Sonia Petrovna for the Avignon's Opera. Recorded in Budapest in May 2012 (Naxos) "Etats d'âme" for saxophon alto and orchestra, dedicated to Michel Supera, (premiered in Douai in March 2013, CD Naxos in 2016), the symphonic poem "Solitaire" (premiered in Paris in March 2015) and "Bribes" Trio for saxophone alto (or clarinet) cello and piano.
Most of his works have been published by Durand Publishing, OSF Productions and Mario Bois BMB..
In 2013, on February 15, he conducted at the Orchestrion Hall in Moscow the Moscow State Orchestra in a concert devoted to his own music, including "Le Fou d'Elsa" with the participation of the french contralto Delphine Galou.
This concert was filmed and broadcasted by the TV classical Channel Mezzo.
For the cinema and the Television, Laurent Petitgirard composed for directors as such Otto Preminger, Jacques Demy, Francis Girod, Peter Kassovitz, Pierre Schœndœrffer, Claude Danna, Jean-Claude Brialy, Jean Larriaga, Patrick Timsit, Laurent Heyneman, Michel Boisrond, Denis Amar, Pierre Granier Deferre, Bernard Queysannes, Alain Tasma, Pierre Joassin, Charles Nemes, Jacques Fansten, Florian Gallenberger, Edouard Niermans….
Between January 2013 and June 2015, Laurent Petitgirard directed the the new movie score cursus at the Paris Music Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris).
Laurent Petitgirard received the Young Composer’s Prize of the SACD in 1987, the SACEM Prize in 1990, the Grand Prix Lycéen for Composers in 2000 for his Cello Concerto and the Prix Musique 2001 of the SACD for his opera "Joseph Merrick the Elephant Man".
Laurent Petitgirard has been many times Chairman of the Board of Sacem (French Authors, Composers and Publishers Society).
In February 2017has been elected Secrétaire perpétuel of the Académie des Beaux-Arts at French Institute .
Laurent Petitgirard is a "Chevalier de La Légion d'Honneur", an "Officier dans l'Ordre National du Mérite" and a "Commandeur des Arts et Lettres".
His son, Tristan Petitgirard, is a writer, stage director and actor.
Laurent Petitgirard is married with the actresses Sonia Petrovna.