Boris Grelier (flute) Boris

After a gold medal at the CNR of Clermont Ferrand at the age of 15, he went on studying at the CNR of Versailles (Class of Christel Rayneau) where he was awarded a gold medal in 1999. Four years later he got his prize at the CNSM de Paris (Classes of Sophie Cherrier, Vincent Lucas and Pierre Dumail for the piccolo). Prize winner of several national competitions during his studies, he first specialized in orchestra and later in chamber music. That’s why he regularly performs with the Orchestre de Paris, the Opéra de Paris, the Ensemble Intercontemporain, several national orchestras (Ile de France, Capitole de Toulouse, Pays de Loire), and the Orchestre d’Auvergne, in France or on tours (China, Greece, Turkey,Germany, and England) with such conductors as Christoph Eschenbach, Michel Plasson, Pierre Boulez, James Conlon, Yutaka Sado, Christoph Donhanyi, Marek Janovski, Sakari Oramo and Pinchas Steinberg. But he also enjoys playing with smaller companies for the lyrical repertoire (operettas), particularly for the festival of Saint Céré (Opéra Eclaté) or the Compagnie des Brigands, a production he has been taking part in for five years.

Keen on chamber music, he completed his training with Michel Moraguès and Jens Mac Manama and was awarded a chamber music prize at the CNSM (Class of Maurice Bourgue). He also performed several times with the Octuor de France, and in film festivals in Paris and Laponia.

For the first time in 2007, he was invited to the Musica Nigella festival (Pas de Calais) where he played in quintet with harp and in sonata, and for a few years he has regularly enjoyed giving recitals with Mélanie Dutreil (harp) or Véronique Guillo (piano). Since August 2007 he has performed as an interim flute soloist in the Symphonic Orchestra of San Sebastian (Spain).

Vincent Arnoult (oboe)

He started playing the oboe with Denis Roussel in whose class he was awarded his first prize at the ENMD of Montreuil. Then he went on studying at the CNR of Boulogne-Billancourt (Class of Yves Poucel) and got his prize in 2000. In 2001 he entered the CNSM de Paris (Class of David Walter).

In 2003,2004 and 2005, he took part in the International Orchestra Institute Attergau where he worked and performed with Peter Schneider, Bobby McFerrin, Donald Runnicles and Riccardo Muti. He has also played with professional orchestras such as the Concerts Lamoureux, the Concerts Padeloup, the Orchestre National des Pays de Loire, the orchestra of Bilbao; the Musiciens du Louvre, Stradivaria, Les Siècles and the Orchestre de Chambre d’Auvergne.

In 2005 he was awarded his first prize in oboe and english horn , and one year later in chamber music (Class of David Walter). In 2008, he has entered the class of Michel Henry at the CNSM de Paris in order to complete his training in baroque oboe.

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, and Passau). He is also member of the Orchestre d’Harmonie des Gardiens de la Paix de la Préfecture de Police de Paris.

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 has just been appointed bassoon soloist of the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse and he is ”Révélation Classique” of the ADAMI 2008.