ARTISTS (since 2003)

Frédéric Chatoux, flute, was engaged in 1992 by the Paris Opera Orchestra, where he holds the position of Principal Solo Flute, succeeding his illustrious forebears Jean-Pierre Rampal and Maxence Larrieu. In addition to the Orchestra, he carries on a concert career as a soloist or in chamber groups. Moreover, he is involved in teaching and has been invited throughout France and abroad to give master-classes.

After his initial studies in Marseilles, Frédéric Chatoux obtained First Prizes in flute and chamber music at the National Music Conservatory in Paris. He also studied with Aurele Nicolet. Thanks to the advice of Lily Laskine, with whom he worked regularly, Benoit Wery made his debut as a concert artist in Helsinki and was chosen to become a fellow of the Menuhin Foundation. Shortly thereafter, an award-winner of the Gyorgy Cziffra Foundation, he participated in a recital tour with the great pianist in Hungary, including the Spring Festival in Budapest. After first studying music at the Conservatory of the Region of Lille, Benoit Wery obtained a First Prize unanimously at the National Music Conservatory in Paris.

He has composed numerous pieces for his instrument, intended for young harpists, as well as virtuosic etudes.