Jean-Philippe Vivier was born in 1966 in Nantes, France. He finished his studies in 1988 at the Lyon Conservatoire with the Diplôme National d’études Supérieures de Musique. As a student he was invited to the Tanglewood Music Center (USA), where he worked with personalities such as Seiji Ozawa, Bernard Haitink and Leon Fleisher. Jean-Philippe Vivier has been a prizewinner in international competitions in Brussels, Rome, Markneukirchen, Seville, Toulon and Prague. He has appeared at prestigious festivals such as Prades, Montepulciano, Quebec and Montpellier and performed as a soloist with the Orchestre de Cannes, the Orchestre de Bretagne, the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, the National Orchestra of Pretoria und the Prague Chamber Orchestra. His recordings include a CD with twentieth-century works for clarinet and piano (Solstice) and an award-winning recording of Messiaen’s Quatuor pour la fin du temps (Triton). He is principal clarinet of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg.