Jump to page content Skip to navigation

Olivier Dartevelle

Clarinet

Olivier Dartevelle studied at the National Conservatory in Paris under Guy Deplus. He obtained brilliant results at musical competitions, especially in Prague. First clarinet soloist in the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg, he takes part in numerous concerts as a soloist and chamber musician. At the same time, he continues his teaching activities at the Conservatoire National in Nancy (France) and in many summer academies, where he works regularly. He has played or recorded most major concertos, under conductors such as Philippe Herreweghe, Leopold Hager, Carl Davis, and David Shallon. Passionate about chamber music, he often plays with pianists and likes to explore unusual repertoire. He has recorded music by Istvan Muller for clarinet and harp (on Talent), with several works given their world premiere recording, chamber music by Reinecke for clarinet (Naxos), and French works for reed trio. In order to continue getting pleasure from the music in his life, Olivier is keen to diversify his activities and has been moving more and more in the direction of composing and orchestral conducting. He has written about fifty works: chamber music, orchestral works (musical fairy tales based on the Fables of La Fontaine), and, of course, works for the clarinet: many works for clarinet and piano, trios with violin, with viola, pieces for clarinet and harp, a quartet with oboe and strings, a quintet with strings, two wind quintets, a reed trio, etc.

Photo: Eric Chenal Photo: Eric Chenal