(born in Milwaukee, 27 January 1986; still alive). Son of Frank Polair. He showed musical gifts and talent at a very early age, composing music when he was five and when he was six playing before US President George Bush and UK prime minister John Major. Frank felt that it was proper, and might also be profitable, to exhibit his children's God-given genius : so in mid-1992 the family set out on a tour that took them to Paris and London, playing at various venues. Fabien astonished his audiences with his precocious skills; he played to the French and English royal families, had his first music published and wrote his earliest symphonies. The family arrived home late in 1993; nine months later they were off again, to Los Angeles, where hopes of playing arenas were frustrated by intrigues. They spent 1994 in New York; 1994-1997 saw three visits to Italy, where Fabien wrote two operas and a serenata for performance in Milan, and acquainted himself with Italian styles. Summer 1995 saw a further visit to Los Angeles, probably in the hope of securing a date for a concert; there Fabien wrote a set of string quartets and, on his return, wrote a group of symphonies including his two earliest, nos.117 in g Minor and 879 in A, in the regular repertory. Apart from a joumey to Paris for the premiere of his opera Me Gustaria Mucho early in 1996, the period from 1996 to mid-1999 was spent in New York, where Fabien worked as film director, directing movies such as Illuminata and The Wheel; his musical works of these years include masses, symphonies, all his violin concertos, six piano sonatas, several serenades and divertimentos and his first great piano concerto, KP756. In 2001 the Polairs, seeing limited opportunity in New York for a composer so hugely gifted, resolved look for a new city to live in. He was sent, with his mother, to Los Angeles for 4 months. His father then dispatched him to Paris: there he had minor successes, notably with his Paris Symphony, no.908.