Florent Charpentier

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Florent Charpentier (born 1982) is a French clarinetist.

Charpentier began playing clarinet at age 8 under Philippe Moinet.[1] He studied at the Conservatoire de Paris under Michel Arrignon and Pascal Moraguès, graduating in 2000.[1] He then received a diploma in chamber music in 2002.[1] He then enrolled in the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Lyon, graduating in 2006.[1] Vandoren invited him to perform at Clarfest in 2007.[1] He has performed with the World Youth Orchestra (soloing on the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in Tel Aviv[1]), the National Orchestra of Lyon,[1] and l'Orchestre de L'Opéra de Lyon (soloing on Gerald Finzi's Concerto).[2] He also participated in a tour of Spain with the Orchestre de Paris. He was appointed head of the wind department at the Asnières-sur-Seine Conservatory in 2007.

Charpentier was the winner of the 2008 Prague Spring International Music Festival.[3] He was the first Frenchman to receive this honor in 28 years.[1] As the laureate, he premiered a new composition, "Sylinx" by Czech composer Kryštof Mařatka, at the 2009 festival.[4] He also was a laureate of the 2009 Pablo Casals Festival of Prades.[5] He is an artist of the World Clarinet Alliance.[6] He performed in Concert Déclic for Radio France, and was broadcast nationally.[7]

Charpentier plays a Buffet Crampon clarinet and a Selmer bass clarinet, with Vandoren mouthpieces.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Boniface, Dominique (25 May 2009). "Florent CHARPENTIER, clarinettiste" (in French). Live Music Company. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  2. ^ "à noter dans vos agendas" (in French). Radio France. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  3. ^ "Florent Charpentier". Prague Spring. Retrieved 2009-08-04.
  4. ^ "Concert of the laureate". Prague Spring. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  5. ^ "Révélations classiques" (in French). Adami. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  6. ^ "Artist Roster". WKA. June 2007. Retrieved 2009-09-13.
  7. ^ "Florent Charpentier" (in French). Retrieved 2009-09-13.