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Jean-François Philipp

Professeur au Conservatoire de Colmar

Native of Colmar and First honor Prize of the UFAM competition in Paris in 1990, Jean-François PHILIPP is admitted in the class of Michel ARRIGNON the same year to the CNSM of Paris where he obtains in 1993 two other first prices, the one unanimously in clarinet and the other in chamber music in the class of Maurice BOURGUE…

In 1991, he won with the trio “Phigaro” the First “Grand Prix” of the musical forum of Normandy which will offer him the opportunity to travel in France and Russia (Saint-Petersburg and Karelia in particular.) After his studies in the CNSM, he is invited a few months in Prague to perfect himself in the Mozart Academy then is being invited by Sandor VEGH to be solo clarinet in the Camerata Academica Salzburg, place he will occupy up to the death of the musician VEGH in 1997 and a few month later… Except the punctual concerts with the parisian orchestras (Lamoureux, National and especially the Opera), the octet Bourgue in which he plays punctually and other enriching meetings during these few years, he occupies the teaching position to the Conservatory Erik Satie of the 7th arr. of Paris and travels with the orchestra, from Madrid to Moscow via Istanbul and Budapest… He plays under baguettes of T.Pinnock, Holliger, Harnoncourt, Fischer-Dieskau, Schreier, Cambreling etc.

He decides to return to France and obtains the post to the Conservatory of Colmar in 1997; a meeting with friends of Mulhouse bring him to move on four working years in quartet of reeds (“Francis Poulenc”); Many concerts punctuate this period, tours and Master’s classes in Beijing and Seoul, concerts in Mexico several times, in Asia, in the USA, in Poland and Norway … Since 2007, he plays in the Quartet of Clarinets of Alsace with his friends Emmanuel Poultier, Sébastien Koebel and Jean Philippe Vivier.

All these year of pleasure bring him today to share this passion to his motivated and rewarding clarinetists in the Choir of Clarinets of Colmar and punctually in the orchestras of the OSM, Philharmonic of Strasbourg or Luxembourg…

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