20th century French composer best remembered for concertos like Tout un Monde Lointain. He was the Head of Music Production for Radio France for nearly two decades.
He studied at the Douai Conservatory before transferring to the Paris Conservatoire.
He was the recipient of many of classical music's most prestigious awards, including the Gold Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society in 2008.
His great-grandfather was the painter Constant Dutilleux.
Much of his work was commissioned by notable artists like Simon Rattle.