Biography

Florent DIDIER, Chef d'orchestre, Conductor

Florent DIDIER belongs to this new generation of musicians open to diverse aesthetic and orchestral forms. A sensitive, passionate and complete conductor, who collaborates with Symphony orchestras, Choirs, Brass Bands and Wind orchestras, and is ready to meet all audiences.

Musical and artistic director of the Paris Brass Band from 2008 to 2020, he now conducts various professionals orchestras, often gives masterclasses and is also a jury member at international and national contests (Paris National Conservatory of Music, Orchestras contests in Norway, England, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Austria, etc.) 

He won the second prize at the world-renowned international « British Open 2017 »  contest, and he was selected by Atso Almila (Sibelius Academy) for the final sessions of the International Conductors Competition in Augsburg, Germany. With the Paris Brass Band he won the French Open (2012) and 6 French National Championships (2012 to 2016 and 2018). The PBB represented France to the European Brass Band Championships and reached the best performance for a french ensemble in this contest : European Champion Runner-up in 2019 (Montreux). Florent also won the NMF HO and Innlandsmesterskapet contests (2018, 2019, 2020), Norway.  

Florent conducts orchestras all over the world in major concert halls such as : Birmingham Symphony Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Philharmonie de Paris, Auditorium de Radio France, Oslo Konserthus, Suwon SK Artrium, Konzerthaus Freiburg, Bergen Grieghallen, Montreux Stravinsky Auditorium, Perth Concert Hall, Chiayi City Concert Hall, Kursaal Oostende, Nouveau Siècle-Lille, etc. He will soon conduct in Norway, Switzerland, England and Japan in the coming months.

Florent is now regularly asked to conduct the Ensemble 2e2m (contemporary music ensemble) and he’s one of the conductor nomined for the Demos’s project-Philharmonie de Paris. 

Trained as a trombonist, Florent DIDIER got the highest honours and national diplomas. He brilliantly got the European Music Prize for young soloists in Aix les Bains in 2001. Anxious to improve his musical qualifications, he kept studying at the same time and got a Master’s Degree in Musicology, UFR Reims. He joined the Paris National Conservatory of Music and got prizes for instrument and chamber music. He became a qualified Music Professor in June 2009 (Master Pedagogy Music Education), after training at the Lyon National Conservatory of Music where he could improve his pedagogy.

A versatile artist, Florent DIDIER is a freelance conductor, a coordinator and a professor. He is Professor of conducting and Director of orchestras – Conservatoire Rayonnement Régional de Creteil. He is the Principal Trombone of the French Airforce Band and Ensemble 2e2m. He used to be a member of the Feeling Brass Quintet (a national and international prize winner ensemble). Florent takes part in performances at the Orchestre de Paris, the Paris National Opera, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National d’Ile de France, Ars Nova, Ensemble 2e2m, Ensemble Fa, the Chamber Orchestra of Moscow, the Prague Orchestra, etc. Florent takes part to numerous festivals in France and abroad : Germany, England, The Netherlands, Belgium, Lebanon, Algeria, Italy, Egypt, Switzerland, Austria, Spain, Israel, Norway, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Mexico. He accompanies or records with artists like : Michel Legrand, Vladimir Cosma, Ibrahim Maalouf, Yaël Naïm, Vincent Delerm, etc.