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    Christian Plouvier

    Christian freelances at the Antwerp Opera House and in several Belgian symphonic and chamber orchestras. He has recorded several CD’s with The Bellerophone Wind Orchestra, a renowned Belgian ensemble featuring the top woodwind players of Belgium, performing French music of 1920-1950.

Christian Plouvier

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Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Christian Plouvier began studying music at the age of 10 as a hobby but fell immediately in love with the flute. After graduating at the age of 19, (Solfรจge, Flute, Chamber Music, Piano and conducting) Christian started to play as a freelance flutist in several orchestras and became a teacher at the “Academy of Music” in his hometown.

After completing his studies at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Antwerp, he became a pupil of Alain Marion and Jean-Pierre Rampal, following the tradition of the great French flute school. His career as a soloist subsequently developed, being asked to play both classical and contemporary music. He recorded for the Belgian and French Broadcasting Company.

As a flute and piccolo player, he freelances at the Antwerp Opera House and in several Belgian symphonic and chamber orchestras. He is always keen to diversify his musical experiences, alternating Piazzolla with Schubert and Mozart with Takemitsu in an imaginative way. His repertoire is very eclectic, performing with various instruments: piano, harp, harpsichord, guitar or in a woodwind ensemble.

Christian has recorded several CD’s with The Bellerophone Wind Orchestra, a renowned Belgian ensemble featuring the top woodwind players of Belgium, performing French music of 1920-1950.

In August of 2003, he was invited to perform at the National Flutist Convention in Fukuoka, an important event gathering all prominent professional flutists of the world. He also gave a “asterclass for young Japanese Music University students in Nagano.

He is now performing all over Japan with outstanding Japanese musicians including performances with traditional instruments (koto and shakuhachi) in order to exchange understanding and enhance relationships between cultures.


Christian Plouvier

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