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BIOGRAPHY

It's under the leadership of clarinetist Amaury Viduvier that five young soloists from the Paris Conservatory came together in 2014 to explore the exciting repertoire of the wind quintet.

Driven by their desire to place their instrumental virtuosity - rewarded by numerous international prizes - at the service of ensemble playing, the members of the quintet are rapidly multiplying high-level artistic collaborations and offering a resolutely personal interpretation of the great classics of the repertoire.

The Ouranos ensemble entered into residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in September 2014. They have since been a privileged guest at numerous festivals in France and abroad, in which he collaborates with exceptional chamber musicians such as Renaud Capuçon, David Grimal, François Salque, Nicholas Angelich, Bertrand Chamayou, Robert Levin and the Hermès Quartet.

 

In 2017, the quintet achieved international recognition by winning 1st prize, the public prize, the Bullukian Foundation prize as well as the Internet users prize at the Lyon International Chamber Music Competition. This victory allows the recording of a first disc for the NoMadMusic label, dedicated to the wind quintets of Ligeti, Nielsen and Dvorak, released in November 2018, unanimously acclaimed by critics and rewarded with the ResMusica key as well as the label "the choice of France Musique".

 

In 2019, the ensemble led a successful first international tour during which it performed in Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the process, won the First Prize and the prize for the best interpretation of the work commissioned in the Competition Carl Nielsen Chamber Music International from Copenhagen.

 

In 2020, the Ouranos ensemble became an associate artist of the Singer-Polignac Foundation, and recorded its second album dedicated to music for quintet and piano with Guillaume Vincent, released in 2021 by NoMadMusic.

 

Alongside its work as a quintet, the ensemble regularly brings together some of the best wind instrumentalists of their generation around its core to introduce the public to the great richness of music for wind ensembles.

ENSEMBLE OURANOS

Mathilde CALDERINI, flute

Amaury VIDUVIER, clarinet

Philibert PERRINE, oboe

Rafael ANGSTER, bassoon

Nicolas RAMEZ, horn

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