Joffrey Quartier

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Principal horn of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France

Joffrey Quartier started playing music at the age of 8 with the piano before discovering the horn in Jean-Noël Melleret’s class at Tourcoing conservatory. He obtained there a unanimous gold medal in chamber music then a gold medal in horn, music theory before obtaining also the Diploma in Musical Studies. At the same time, he obtained a Diploma in Musicology at the University of Lille.

After an improvement diploma at Gennevilliers Conservatory in Patrice Petitdidier class in 2008, he pursued at Paris CNSMD – Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in André Cazalet and Jérôme Rouillard class.

During his studies, Joffrey learned the profession of an orchestral musician by regularly collaborating with the largest national phalanxes (Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra, National Orchestra of France, Paris Orchestra, Paris Opera Orchestra, National Orchestra of Bordeaux, Orchester National d’Ile de France, Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchester National de Lille… ..) and working under the direction of conductors such as Daniele Gatti, Andris Nelsons, Alan Gilbert, Christoph Eschenbach, Emmanuel Krivine, Jonathan Nott , Tugan Sokhiev, Hartmut Haenchen, Philipp Jordan or even Josep Pons.

Joffrey was solo horn at the Normandy Regional Orchestra and then at the Lyon National Orchestra before becoming this year solo horn at Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra.

A sought-after and recognized chamber musician, he is regularly invited as a soloist in the biggest festivals (Folles Journées de Nantes, Festival Radio France, Festival Debussy, August Musical de Deauville, Septembre Musical de l’Orne ….) and he regularly collaborates with various ensembles ( together Ouranos, together Polygon, Oct ‘Horn… ..). He is also a founding member of the Neodymium wind quintet.