Clément Himbert

saxophone

Biography

French saxophonist Clément Himbert studied with Georges Porte, Vincent David as well as Claude Delangle and graduated from the Paris National Conservatory in 2008. International competition award winner as chamber musician and soloist, he was awarded in 2005 the first grand prize of the International Music Competition "Pacem in Terris" in Bayreuth (Germany). He is passionately engaged in contemporary music and has worked with Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, while Gérard Pesson has been working on a new piece dedicated to him.

He has performed the concerto repertory in halls such as the Bayreuth Markhaus Opera, the Châtelet Theatre and the Cité de la Musique in Paris, as well as at the Athens Parnassos Hall, the Benaki Museum in Athens, and in Brazil.

Clément Himbert also performs as guest solo artist with several ensembles and orchestras in versatile repertoires; he maintains regular collaboration with Châtelet Theater and Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France (conductors Myung-Whung Chung, Pascal Rophé, Alexander Briger, Mikko Franck).

He is founder of the "Inédits" saxophone quartet, Futurum trio and Double with notable collaborations with soloists such as Marcel Azzola, Xavier Philipps, Roman Leleu, Ute Gfrerer and Sylvain Rifflet.

He currently holds the position of saxophone professor at the Conservatory of Saint-Étienne (France) and he is in preparation of the "Doctorate of Interpreter" in collaboration with the Paris National Conservatory and Paris Sorbonne University (Paris IV).

He is a Selmer and RICO artist.

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