Emmanuel Pahud

Biography

Born: January 27, 1970; Geneva, Switzerland  
Emmanuel Pahud is an award winning French-Swiss flautist. He began his music studies at the age of six in Rome with Francois Binet. His family saw that he received lessons with some of Europe's finest players, including Michel Moinil and Carlos Bruneel in Brussels, and Peter-Lukas Graf in Basle.

He attended the Paris Conservatory, studying with Michel Debost, Alain Martion, Pierre Artaud, and Christian Larde. Even before graduating, he
Read more won the international music competitions in Duino in 1988 and Kobe in 1989. He graduated from the conservatory in 1990 with the First Prize, then continued to advance his studies in style and interpretation with one of France's greatest flautists, Aurele Nicolet.

During these years, he was the principal flautist of the Basle Radio Symphony under Nello Santi, and the Munich Philharmonic, conducted by the legendary Sergiu Celibidache. In 1992, Music Director Claudio Abbado invited him to become principal flautist of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. This is the same position from which James Galway leapt to international fame.

In the same year, Pahud won the Geneva International Music Competition. Other awards and recognitions include the Soloist's Prize in the French-speaking Community Radio Awards of Switzerland, the European Council's Juventus Prize, and the laureateship of the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and the International Tribune for Musicians of UNESCO.

He began accepting international concert performances soon after settling into his position in Berlin. He has appeared as soloist with his own orchestra, in addition to: the Yomiuru Nippon Symphony, the London Symphony, the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Berlin Radio Symphony, and the Danish Radio Symphony.

Pahud also plays at many of the leading festivals of the world, often with pianist Eric Le Sage. His signing as an exclusive artist with EMI has resulted in his collaborations with pianist Stephen Kovacevich and cellist Truls Mork. His first EMI disc, released in 1996, was a set of the Mozart Flute Concertos and the Concerto for Flute and Harp. It won the Diapason "CD of the Year" award and the Radio France listeners' poll as favorite recording of the year. The same disc also won the Japanese Geijutsu Award, and a Fono-Forum award. A release called "Paris!" containing French flute music, in collaboration with Le Sage, won the Diapason d'Or.

His increasing concert and recording schedule resulted in a decision to resign from the Berlin Philharmonic in 2000, after which his musical home base became the position of Professor of Flute at Geneva Conservatoire. Read less
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  • 1.
    Bach / Lisa Batiashvili
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 002133702 Release Date: 09/16/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Lisa Batiashvili,  François Leleux,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Peter Kofler
    Conductor:  Radoslaw Szulc
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Chamber Orchestra
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    Darius Milhaud - Une Vie Heureuse [10-CD Set]
    Label: Erato   Catalog: 634844 Release Date: 04/22/2014   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Darius Milhaud
    Performer:  Michel Béroff,  Jean-Philippe Collard,  Noel Lee,  Christian Ivaldi  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein,  Georges Prêtre,  Georges Tzipine,  Darius Milhaud  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris  ... 
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    Europakonzert 2001 At Istanbul / Pahud, Jansons [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2051444 Release Date: 01/28/2014   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Franz Joseph Haydn,  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Gabriel Faure: Dolly; Masques Et Bergamasques; Fantaisie; Trio, Vol. 4
    Label: Alpha Productions   Catalog: 603 Release Date: 11/19/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Alexandre Tharaud,  Eric Le Sage,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Raphael Merlin  ... 
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  • 5.
    Around The World / Emmanuel Pahud, Christian Rivet
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 15399 Release Date: 10/29/2013   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Béla Bartók,  Ravi Shankar,  Christian Rivet,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud,  Christian Rivet
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  • 6.
    Emmanuel Pahud: 5 Classic Albums
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 844292 Release Date: 07/09/2013   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Georg Philipp Telemann,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Michael Haydn,  Franz Joseph Haydn  ... 
    Performer:  Wolfram Christ,  Albrecht Mayer,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Jacques Zoon  ... 
    Conductor:  Rainer Kussmaul,  HansJörg Schellenberger,  Richard Tognetti,  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Baroque Soloists,  Haydn Ensemble Berlin,  Australian Chamber Orchestra  ... 
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    Le Violon Roi / Renaud Capucon [3-CD Set]
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 584402 Release Date: 05/21/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Felix Mendelssohn,  Erich Wolfgang Korngold,  Johannes Brahms  ... 
    Performer:  Renaud Capuçon,  Gautier Capuçon,  Martha Argerich,  Mischa Maisky  ... 
    Conductor:  Alexandre Rabinovitch,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Daniel Harding,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Chamber Orchestra,  Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra,  Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra  ... 
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    50 Best Chillout Classics
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 332942 Release Date: 02/26/2013   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Johann Pachelbel,  Tomaso Albinoni,  Gregorio Allegri,  Christoph W. Gluck  ... 
    Performer:  Gerald Finley,  Juliette Hurel,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Christopher Warren-Green  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurice Handford,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Stephen Cleobury,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fretwork,  Ahn Trio,  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic  ... 
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  • 9.
    Label: Musiques Suisses   Catalog: 6275 Release Date: 01/22/2013   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Frank Martin
    Performer:  Francesco Piemontesi,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Tobias Berndt
    Conductor:  Thierry Fischer
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    100 Best Chamber Music
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 972777 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 6
    Composer:  Various,  Johann Pachelbel,  Henry Purcell,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Renaud Capuçon,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Natalie Clein,  Pinchas Zukerman  ... 
    Conductor:  Jordi Savall,  Daniel Barenboim,  Fabio Biondi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Taverner Players,  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  Nash Ensemble  ... 
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  • 11.
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 79914 Release Date: 11/19/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Giacomo Puccini,  Jake Heggie,  Antonio Vivaldi  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Joyce DiDonato,  Philippe Jaroussky,  Rachel Frenkel  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Marco Armiliato,  Patrick Summers,  Jean-Christophe Spinosi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Matheus,  English Concert,  tenThing (Brass Ensemble)  ... 
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  • 12.
    Poulenc: Complete Works [20-CD Set]
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 972165 Release Date: 11/06/2012   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Francis Poulenc
    Performer:  Gabriel Tacchino,  Jacques Février,  Emmanuel Strosser,  Xavier Phillips  ... 
    Conductor:  François Boulanger,  Georges Prêtre,  John Alldis,  Harry Christophers  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Garde Républicaine Soloists Ensemble,  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Ambrosian Chorus  ... 
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  • 13.
    Essential Encores
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 05149 Release Date: 10/09/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Bazzini,  Niccolò Paganini,  Fritz Kreisler,  Jules Massenet  ... 
    Performer:  Maxim Vengerov,  Vag Papian,  Michael Rabin,  John Lenehan  ... 
    Conductor:  Wolfgang Sawallisch,  Rudolf Kempe,  Sir Thomas Beecham,  Mariss Jansons  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Virtuosi,  Nash Ensemble
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  • 14.
    Dutilleux: Orchestral, Piano & Chamber Masterworks
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 19364 Release Date: 09/11/2012   Number of Discs: 5
    Composer:  Henri Dutilleux
    Performer:  Aude Guirai,  Timothee Collardot,  Sarah Lecolle,  Truls Otterbech Mork  ... 
    Conductor:  Michel Plasson,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Jean-Claude Casadesus,  Georges Prêtre  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Toulouse Capitole Orchestra,  French Radio New Philharmonic Orchestra,  Champs-Élysées Theater Orchestra  ... 
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  • 15.
    Flute Concertos At Sanssouci - A Tribute To Frederick The Great / Pahud, Pinnock
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 711308 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frederick the Great,  Johann Joachim Quantz,  Franz Benda,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Potsdam Chamber Academy
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    Flute Concertos At Sanssouci - A Tribute To Frederick The Great / Pahud, Pinnock [blu-ray]
    Label: C Major   Catalog: 711404 Release Date: 08/28/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Frederick the Great,  Johann Joachim Quantz,  Franz Benda,  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Potsdam Chamber Academy
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    Essential Tangos
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 27871 Release Date: 06/05/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gerardo Matos Rodríguez,  Maximo Barbieri,  Edgardo Donato,  Vicente Greco  ... 
    Performer:  Manuel Barrueco,  Emmanuel Pahud,  Per Arne Glorvigen,  Julio Pane  ... 
    Conductor:  Jose Basso,  Hector Varela,  Miguel Calo,  Raul Garello  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sexteto Mayor,  Twelve Cellists of the Berlin Philharmonic,  Eroica Trio  ... 
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  • 18.
    Mozart: Flute Concertos; Concerto For Flute & Harp / Pahud, Abbado
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 85195 Release Date: 01/24/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud,  Marie-Pierre Langlamet
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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    Classical 2012 / Angela Gheorghiu, David Fray, Alison Balsom, Jonas Kaufmann
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 6804032 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Camille Saint-Saëns,  Gioachino Rossini,  Ruggero Leoncavallo,  George Frideric Handel  ... 
    Performer:  Angela Gheorghiu,  Jonas Kaufmann,  Natalie Dessay,  Alison Balsom  ... 
    Conductor:  Marco Armiliato,  Antonio Pappano,  Emmanuelle Haïm,  Alison Balsom  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Scottish Ensemble,  London Steve Reich Ensemble,  Les Talens Lyriques  ... 
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  • 20.
    Label: Skarbo   Catalog: 4074 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  César Franck,  Gabriel Fauré
    Performer:  Eric Le Sage,  Emmanuel Pahud
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  • 21.
    The Flute King / Emmanuel Pahud, Trevor Pinnock, Kammerakademie Potsdam
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 0842302 Release Date: 01/10/2012   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach,  Franz Benda,  Frederick the Great,  Johann Joachim Quantz  ... 
    Performer:  Emmanuel Pahud,  Trevor Pinnock,  Matthew Truscott
    Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Potsdam Chamber Academy
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    Celibidache  Vol  3 - French & Russian Music / Munich Philharmonic
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 85606 Release Date: 11/29/2011   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Claude Debussy,  Darius Milhaud
    Performer:  Peter Sadlo,  János Starker,  Eric Le Sage,  Emmanuel Pahud  ... 
    Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache,  Leonard Bernstein,  Walter Susskind,  John Alldis  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 23.
    Harald Genzmer: Wie Ein Traum Am Rande Der Unendlichkeit
    Label: Solo Musica   Catalog: 159 Release Date: 09/27/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harald Genzmer
    Performer:  Margarita Höhenrieder,  Emmanuel Pahud
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  • 24.
    Essential Flute
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94901 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi,  George Frideric Handel,  Christoph W. Gluck,  François Borne  ... 
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  William [Bass vocals] Bennett,  Hans-Martin Linde,  Atarah Ben-Tovim  ... 
    Conductor:  George Malcolm,  Hans-Martin Linde,  Sir Charles Groves,  Yannick Nézet-Séguin  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Linde Consort,  Berlin Baroque Soloists
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    Ibert: Divertissement; Escales; Symphonie Marine; Flute Concerto
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 94693 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Jacques Ibert
    Performer:  Dennis Brain,  Leonard Brain,  Stephen Waters,  Gareth Morris  ... 
    Conductor:  Louis Frémaux,  Leopold Stokowski,  Robert Irving,  David Zinman  ... 
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