La musique classique au bord du Léman


CLEMENT Leonard, Executive Director


Born in Valais region in  Switzerland into a family of musicians, Léonard Clément began learning music with the piano and the trumpet. At seventeen, he won the Swiss soloist competition in Langenthal (Switzerland). After studying engineering at the Haute Ecole Supérieure in Geneva, he decided to make music his profession and entered the Haute Ecole de Musique (HEM) of Geneva in the class of Jean-François Michel, where in 2004 he was awarded his Diploma in trumpet performance. 

At the age of eighteen, he led the Peer Gynt suites of Grieg with the orchestra of the Conservatory of Sion. He then passed the entrance examination at the HEM in Lausanne and joined the class of Hervé Klopfenstein where in 2005 he obtained his diploma of conducting. Subsequently, he participated several times in the international competition for young conductors of Besançon in France. 

He is very interested in musical writing, he joined the composition and orchestration classes of William Blank at the HEM in Lausanne, then perfected his skills with the French composer Nicolas Bacri and obtained in 2007 his diploma of orchestration at the HEM in Geneva. 

A multifaceted musician, he is also passionate about early music and studied for four years at the Centre de Musique Ancienne de Genève. With all his training and experience, he is now director of the Conservatoire de Terre Sainte et Environs and artistic and executive director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Grand Genève.                         






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