Pierre Hamon

MASTERCLASS | Pierre HAMON | Blockflöte

1.-3. Dezember 2022

Originally self-taught, Pierre Hamon discovered medieval music, thanks to the recordings of David Munrow, when he was a teenager . Later he went on to advanced studies with Walter Van Hauwe on the recorder, and became a disciple of Hariprasad Chaurasia for Hindustani Music and bansuri flute.

He is co-founder and co-director of Alla Francesca, with which he has recorded around fifteen Cds and has appeared regularly with Jordi Savall since 1995. His repertoire ranges from the twelfth to the twenty-first century, and his curiosity has also led him to study various etchnic wind instruments and their traditional repertoire.

Since 2007 , he is particularly involved in the study, performance and recording of Guillaume de Machaut ‘s Work. Besides, his perpetual search for the fundamental gestures and sounds of humanity leads him to the fascinating universe of pre-Columbian flutes, civilizations and ameridian traditions, in connection with Nature and the songs of birds.

Many of his recordings have been hailed and awarded by international critics.

He is the composer and director of the original soundtracks for the animated film “Pachamama”, nominates for the 2019th Césars (now on Netflix) as well as the short animated film “Jehanne” by Atam Rasho (now on youtube).

He is a professor at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon and since September 2022 at the Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève, and is regularly invited by the leading early music institutions such as the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, the Royal Academy of Music of London, The Music Conservatory of Amsterdam…