Clément Himbert

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 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 engaged in contemporary music and has worked with Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel, Peter Eötvös or Régis Campo and was recently dedicated the Gérard Pesson’s composition Blanc mérité. He has performed the concerto repertoire in halls such as the Bayreuth Markhaus Opera, the Châtelet Theatre and the Cité de la Musique in Paris or the Athens Parnassos Hall. 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). With electronic artist Olivier Sens and choreographer Zexuan Huang they explore interactions between sound, light and movement, through projects regularly presented in China. His research interests lie in the fields of interpretation and creation; he defended a performer’s doctoral thesis in 2017 Between composer and performer: analysing a process of creating a new work, under the supervision of Professor Jean-Marc Chouvel (Sorbonne University) and Claude Delangle (Paris Conservatoire).