(c) Josef Fischnaller

Emmanuel Pahud

Flute

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Biography

French and Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the 1er Prix from the Paris Conservatoire, and went on studying with Aurèle Nicolet. He won 1st Prize at the Duino, Kobe and Geneva Competitions, and at age 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position which he still holds today. In addition, he enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician.

Emmanuel appears regularly at prominent concert series, festivals and orchestras worldwide, and has collaborated as a soloist with leading conductors such as Abbado, Antonini, Barenboim, Boulez, Fischer, Gergiev, Gardiner, Harding, Järvi, Maazel, Nézét-Séguin, Orozco-Estrada, Perlman, Pinnock, Rattle, Rostropovich, Zinman. Emmanuel is a dedicated chamber musician and regularly gives recitals with pianists Eric Le Sage, Alessio Bax, Yefim Bronfman, Hélène Grimaud, Stephen Kovacevich, as well as jazzing with Jacky Terrasson.

In 1993, Emmanuel founded the Summer Music Festival in Salon de Provence together with Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer, which is still a unique chamber music festival today. He also…

French and Swiss flautist Emmanuel Pahud began studying music at the age of six. He graduated in 1990 with the 1er Prix from the Paris Conservatoire, and went on studying with Aurèle Nicolet. He won 1st Prize at the Duino, Kobe and Geneva Competitions, and at age 22 Emmanuel joined the Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute under Claudio Abbado, a position which he still holds today. In addition, he enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician.

Emmanuel appears regularly at prominent concert series, festivals and orchestras worldwide, and has collaborated as a soloist with leading conductors such as Abbado, Antonini, Barenboim, Boulez, Fischer, Gergiev, Gardiner, Harding, Järvi, Maazel, Nézét-Séguin, Orozco-Estrada, Perlman, Pinnock, Rattle, Rostropovich, Zinman. Emmanuel is a dedicated chamber musician and regularly gives recitals with pianists Eric Le Sage, Alessio Bax, Yefim Bronfman, Hélène Grimaud, Stephen Kovacevich, as well as jazzing with Jacky Terrasson.

In 1993, Emmanuel founded the Summer Music Festival in Salon de Provence together with Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer, which is still a unique chamber music festival today. He also continues chamber music performances and recordings with Les Vents Français, one of the premiere wind quintets featuring François Leleux, Paul Meyer, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatkovic.

He is committed to expanding the flute repertoire and commissions new flute works every year to composers such as Elliott Carter, Marc-André Dalbavie, Thierry Escaich, Toshio Hosokawa, Michaël Jarrell, Philippe Manoury, Matthias Pintscher, Christian Rivet, Eric Montalbetti and Luca Francesconi.

Since 1996, Emmanuel has recorded 40 albums exclusively for EMI / Warner Classics, which all have received unanimous critical acclaim and awards, resulting in one of the most significant contributions to recorded flute music. Emmanuel was honoured to receive the "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" for his contribution to music, and is HonRAM of the Royal Academy of Music. He also is an Ambassador for Unicef.

(c) Josef Fischnaller

With an astonishing array of subtly molded sounds, superb breath control, flawless articulation and, above all, consistently eloquent phrasing, Pahud elevated the concerto from the charming to the sublime.

Repertoire

Recital Programmes (Selection)
   
Solo  
Mix of Jolivet Incantations and Telemann Fantasies pour Flute (6 or 7 pieces in total)
   
Telemann Two Fantasies
Widmann Petite Suite (in Memoriam Aurèle Nicolet)
Bach, J.S. Partita in a minor, BWV1013
Telemann Two Fantasies
Bach, C.P.E. Sonata in a minor, Wq132
   
Takemitsu Voice
Ferroud Bergère Captive
Varese Density
Honegger Danse de la chèvre
Berio Sequenza
Ferroud Jade
Pintscher Beyond (a system of passing)
Ferroud Toan Yan
Debussy Syrinx
   
  A mix of the programmes is also possible.
   
Duo recital with harpist Anneleen Lenaerts
Bach Sonata in b minor
Mozart Sonata in e minor
Schumann Three Fantasiestücke
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Gaubert Nocturne and Allegro Scherzando
Debussy En Bateau, la fille cheveux de lin, Beau Soir
Fauré Sicilienne, Berbeuse from Dolly, Fantaisie
Doppler-Zamara Casilda Fantasie
   
Duo recital with pianist Eric Le Sage
Reinecke "Udine" Sonata for Flute and Piano, op.167
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy    Sonata for Flute and Piano in F major (arr. Pahud)
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Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn: Rheinlegendchen (arr. Kornfeil)
  Die Kindertotenlieder: Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen! (arr. Kornfeil)
Prokofieff Fluten Sonata in D major, op.94
   
or  
   
Mozart Sonata in C major, KV296
Schubert Variations on "Trockene Blumen" from "Die Schöne Müllerin"
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Schumann Fantasiestück, op.73
Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Sonata for Flute and Piano in F major (arr. Pahud)