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Flutist EMMANUELLE OPHÈLE began her musical studies at l’École de Musique d’Angoulême, where she studied with Jean Pierre Chambon. At age 13, she studied with Patrick Gallois and Ida Ribera, and later with Michel Debost at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she earned their top performing honors.
At the age of 20 she joined the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the world-renowned new music ensemble. Focusing on modern composers and music, she has performed new music works in France and abroad including La Partition du ciel et de l’enfer by Philippe Manoury, Congruences by Michael Jarrell, and Abysses by Helena Tulve. She has also recorded …explosante-fixe… for Deutsche Grammophon under the direction of its composer, Pierre Boulez.
Emmanuelle Ophèle has performed both as a soloist as well as with ensemble throughout the great halls of the world, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, La Scala in Milan, the Sydney Opera House, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and the Culture and Congress Center of Lucerne.
Additionally, Emmanuelle Ophèle is strongly committed to the field of chamber music. In 2004 she founded, along with Ghislaine Petit Volta, harp, and Odile Auboin, viola, the Trio Antara. Their programs mix transcriptions and works ranging from Rameau and Matalon to Mendelssohn and Debussy.
Emmanuelle Ophèle currently teaches at the Conservatoire de Montreuil-sous-Bois. Her teaching area consists of an extensive repertoire, ranging from Baroque to contemporary music in addition to jazz and improvisation. Emmanuelle Ophèle is frequently invited to teach at many renowned conservatories and academies such as Musicalta, Lucerne, and Aix-en-Provence.