Sunday 12 July at 5 the château


Florentin GINOT, double bass

A member of the ensemble “Musikfabrik” since 2015, he lives and works in Paris and Cologne. After studies at the CNS in Paris, he went on to graduate  from the Banque Populaire Foundation, and the official Music Sponshorship of the Société Générale. He recorded his first CD, in 2015, in the series  “Young Soloists”, sponsored by the Meyer Foundation, featuring the music of Marin Marais.

He is now concentrating on his repertoire as a soloist, playing contemporary works and creating new theatrical forms.

In 2017, he founded HowNow, a company developing new artistic forms from traditional sources, leading to theatrical compositions encompassing contemporary dance,theatre and circus. In the same year, Yoann Bourgeois commissioned him to create the music for “La Méchanique de l’Histoire”, a performance staged at the Panthéon, as part of the Season “Théâtre de la Ville.

In 2019, he organized two collaborations with electronic musicians, Helge Sten (alias Deathprod, from Norway) and Stefan Prins (Belgium and Germany) in two multidisciplinary shows : “The Wasteland” and “Situations”.

Working in close collaboration with composers like Georges Aperghis, György Kurtág, Rebecca Saunders and Helmut Lachenmann, he had begun to create a new solo repertoire for his chosen instrument. In 2018 he performed, as “Not Here”, a series of his solo works with the Philharmonia in Cologne, at Manifeste-Ircam in Paris, and at the Venice Biennale.

At the same time he was incorporating the Baroque and Classic repertoires into his performances, adapting J.S.Bach’s  Sonatas and Partitas, the Livres pour viole by Marin Marais and Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas, for double bass.

He has performed, as a soloist, with the Berlin Philharmonia, the Cologne Philharmonia, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Présences-Radio France, the Musica Festival, l’Auditori,, the Berliner Festspiele, Manifeste-Ircam, Sacrum Profanum in Krakow, Ultima-Oslo, the Venice Biennale…..His international projects are supported by the Institut Français.

He is the son of Anne Slacik, the painter.

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From Marin Marin & Bach to Georges Aperghis



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