Flutist and conductor JEAN FERRANDIS enjoys an international career that takes him throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. He has presented recitals, performed chamber music, and appeared as soloist with orchestra in such prestigious concert halls as the Salle Pleyel and Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Alice Tully Hall in New York, the Taipei Arts Center, Wigmore Hall in London, La Fenice in Venice, Hamarikyu Hall in Tokyo, the Vigado in Budapest, the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona, and the Moscow Tschaikovsky Conservatory, under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Tibor Varga, Laurent Petitgirard, and Yoram David.
Mr. Ferrandis has been invited to numerous festivals, including the Lanaudière in Canada, Switzerland’s Sion Festival, the Budapest Spring Festival, the Midem Festival in Cannes, and the Berlioz Festival in Lyon. Chamber music collaborators have included Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Emile Naoumoff. His appearances at the 2006, 2009, 2011, and 2014 National Flute Association conventions in Pittsburgh, New York, Charlotte, and Chicago included gala headliner concerts and master classes.
Jean Ferrandis currently teaches at l’Ecole Normale in Paris and at California State University-Fullerton. Among his highly acclaimed recordings are the J.S. Bach Trio Sonatas, BWV 525-530, with pianist Léla Katsarava and the chamber works of Yuko Uebayashi, both released on the EA (Europ & Art) label. He is the co-founder and conductor of Egédé, a Paris-based chamber orchestra. In great demand for his creative and insightful master classes, he has been invited to many of the finest music schools in the United States, including the Juilliard School, the Eastman School of Music, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and Indiana University.