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Encounter of Santander
He was born in France in 1963. He is leading a busy career both as a soloist and a sought-after chamber musician.
He has been first principal clarinet in the Orchestre de Paris since 1981, professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 1995 and guest professor at the College of Music in Osaka and at the Royal College of Music in London.
Conductors he has performed with as a soloist include Daniel Barenboïm, Pierre Boulez, Semyon Bychkov, Paavo Järvi, Carlo-Maria Giulini, Zubin Metha, Wolfgang Sawallich, Christophe Eschenbach, and Frans Bruggen.
He is a member of the Quintette Moraguès, the Viktoria Mullova Ensemble and of the "Katia and Marielle Labèque" Ensemble. Also, he is regularly invited as a member of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. Moreover, he has played chamber music alongside Sviatoslav Richter, Christian Zacharias, Daniel Barenboïm, Elena Bashkirova, Christophe Eschenbach, Pascal Rogé, Itamar Golan, Stephen Bishop, Oleg Maisenberg, Schlomo Mintz, Joshua Bell, Yuri Bashmet, Gary Hoffman, Nathalia Gutmann and Dame Felicity Lott.
He frequently performs as a solist in prestigious international music halls like the Wigmore Hall in London, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Konzerthaus in Berlin, the Victoria Hall in Geneva, the Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and several prestigious festivals such as Salzburg, Lucerne, Montreux, Jerusalem and La Roque d'Antheron, amongst others.
He is regularly invited to Asia, the United States, Australia, the Middle East and all over Europe for concert tours and master classes.
He has made many recordings, most of which have won international prizes.