Clément Dufour, flute
Clément Dufour was born in 1987 in Versailles close to Paris. He was still very young when he was given his first flute and soon developed a real passion for the instrument.
From 1995 until 2003 he studied the flute at the Regional Music Academy of Rueil-Malmaison, the city where his family lives, in the class of Pascale Feuvrier and Philippe Pierlot and was awarded a Prize of Excellence.
Clément entered the National Music and Dance Academy of Lyon (CNSMD) in Sept 2003 in the class of Philippe Bernold and Emmanuelle Reville where he got first price in June 2007. He also took part in a summersemester class conducted by Benoît Fromanger in the “Hanns Eisler” Hochschule in Berlin.
Clement has won numerous competitions : in 2001 the 1st Prize of the European Music Competition in Picardy; in 2002 1st Prizes of the Bellan competition , of the National Competition for Young Flutists and of the UFAM competition. In April 2004 he won second Prize at the second «Internationaler Rotary Musikförderpreis» in Nüremberg (Germany) and in October, of the same year was a finalist in the third European Young Concert Artist in Paris. In April 2005 he was awarded second Prize at the third International Flute Competition, Cracow – 2005. In october 2005 in Paris, he won the 1st Grand Prize of the 7th International Jean-Pierre Rampal flute competition, the world's foremost flute contest. Youngest contestant among four finalists, Clement stood out in the concerto for flute and orchestra in D major by Mozart and in the concerto for flute and orchestra by Andre Jolivet.
He plays in many countries (France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, Jordania, Japan, England, USA, ...) for different festivals or events with artists such as Isabelle Perrin, Laetitia Bougnol, Florence Boissolle, Philippe Bernold, Shigenori Kudo, Marc Coppey, Antoine Pierlot, Tristan Pfaff, Anneleen Leenaerts, Emmanuel Ceysson, Nemanja Radulovic, the Modigliani quartet, the Psophos quartet, the Atelier Ostinato orchestra, the Bernard Thomas Orchestra …
Clement was nominated « révélation classique » by Adami for year 2006 and was 2007 "Declic Program" laureate of Cultures France. He is actively supported by the Swiss Global Artistic Foundation. Clement has been appointed flute soloist of the Orchestre National de Lille in 2018.
Marc Lachat, oboe
Born in 1987, Marc Lachat starts studying oboe in Alsace with Christophe le Divenah and Sébastien Giot before entering the Paris Conservatoire (Jean-Claude Jaboulay et Michel Benet) where he graduated in oboe with the unanimous congratulations from the jury in 2007. The year after, he joins as first named the Paris Conservatoire in the class of Jacques Tys and Frederic Tardy with whom he still continues his studies. He is passionated about orchestra music which leads him to take part in youth orchestras such as the l’Orchestre Français des Jeunes in 2007 and the Youth Orchestra of Schleswig-Holstein in 2009. This will allow him to repeatedly play the Bach Double Concerto with soloist Frank PeterZimmermann.
In 2009, he wins First Prize unanimously designed during the Festival Musical d’Automne de Jeunes Interprètes and is also awarded for the best contemporary interpretation, which gives him the opportunity to perform as soloist in six different concertos six in and around Paris. After a semifinal at the Geneva International Competition (2010), he distinguishes himself with a third prize at the International ARD Competition (Munich) in 2011.
After playing several months as co-soloist in the Orchestra of Tours in 2009, he takes the place of oboe soloist in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo in January 2010. Three years later, he is appointed principal oboe in the Basel Symphony Orchestra.
Julien Chabod, clarinet
He started studying the clarinet at the age of 12 at the ENM of Evreux where he was unanimously awarded gold medals for clarinet and chamber music. He got his first prize at the CNR of Paris (Class of Richard Vieille) in 2003. In 2007 he was awarded the DFS at the CNSM de Paris (Class of Michel Arrignon and Arnaud Leroy).
In the meantime, he was invited in numerous orchestras such as the Orchestre Philarmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, the Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Rouen, the Orchestre d’Auvergne, the Ensemble Intercontemporain de Paris and the Orchestre de Bretagne. He is also a member of the Compagnie des Brigands, the Orchestre Pelléas, the Ensemble à Ciel Ouvert, the Orchestre Cinématographique de Paris, the Ensemble Orchestral Prométhée and the Ensemble à Vents de Paris.
In 1997 he was the unanimous first prize winner of the Léopold Bellan competition and in 2002 the first prize winner of the European competition of Picardie. In April 2007 he was awarded the third prize as well as the prize of the audience of the Claude Debussy competition in Paris.
He also takes part in numerous festivals such as Les Folles Journées de Nantes, the Aix en Provence festival, the Lucerne festival, the Mozart festival of Salzbourg, the Spring festival of Budapest, the Chaillol festival, the Saint Riquier festival, the Monts de la Madeleine festival, the Nuits du Mont Rome, and the Musica Nigella festival. His musical activities have enabled him to perform in famous concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Musikverein in Vienna, the Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires, the Salle Pleyel, the Théâtre du Chatelet, the Cité de la Musique and the Opéra Garnier in Paris, and the Mozarteum in Salzbourg Besides, he has been clarinet soloist of the Musiciens du Louvre (Marc Minkowski) since September 2006 and of the Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Police Parisienne since January 2005.
Pierre Rémondière, french horn
He was born in 1982 and studied the horn at the CNR of Caen where he was unanimously awarded first prizes in horn as well as chamber music. He went on studying at the Conservatoire of Gennevilliers (Class of Patrice Petitdidier) where he got his prize in 2001. Then he entered André Cazalet’s class at the CNSM de Paris where he was awarded his prize in 2005.
He has taken part in numerous chamber music festivals and regularly performs with various national orchestras such as the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, the Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, and the Orchestre National de Lille.
Pierre Rémondière is part of the Or Notes Brass brass quintet and they have already won several international chamber music prizes (Lyon, Munich, Passau, Illzach). He is also member of the Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de la Préfecture de Police de Paris and principal horn at Caen Orchestra. He made also a lot of arrangements and transcriptions for wind quintet, brass quintet, and others various ensembles.
Guillaume Bidar, bassoon
He was born at Colmar on December the fourth 1985 and he started playing the bassoon at the ENM of that same town in 1996. In 2002 he was unanimously awarded his diplomas for instrumental studies (Class of Alain Delerence) and chamber music (Class of Alain Toiron). In 2003, he entered Gilbert Audin’s class at the CNSM de Paris where he unanimously got his prize four years later.
He became member of the Orchestre Français des Jeunes in 2004 and the following year they invited him as bassoon soloist to play Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Stravinsky. He then performed with numerous orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philarmonique du Luxembourg (where he was interimary co-soloist in 2006-2007), the Orchestre Philarmonique de Strasbourg, the Orchestre de Bretagne, or the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow. All these opportunities have enabled him to discover some of the finest concert halls in the world : the Salle Pleyel and the Cité de la Musique in Paris, Berlin and Luxembourg Philarmonies, the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, the Lincoln Center in New York, Boston, Dallas and Chicago Symphony Halls, the Barbican Centre in London, the Polish Radio Hall in Varsow…
Moreover; he has been member of the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris since May 2007 as well as co-soloist of the Orchestre Padeloup since November 2004. He is ”Révélation Classique” of the ADAMI 2008 and has been appointed bassoon soloist of the Orchestre National de France in 2018.