First prize winner of the Jean-Pierre Rampal International Flute Competition in 1987, Philippe Bernold, one of the most brilliant representatives of the French school of flute, was born in 1960 and studied with Alain Marion at the Paris Conservatoire, obtaining his first prize in 1982. He has since then performed as soloist and chamber musician with internationally renowned artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Marielle Nordmann, and Maurice André, appearing with important ensembles including the Orchestre de Paris, the Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra (Budapest), the Hallé (Manchester), the Prague Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Orchestre de l’Opéra de Lyon. He has played under the batons of Lorin Maazel, Jean-Pierre Rampal, John Eliot Gardiner, Semyon Bychkov, Kent Nagano, Yehudi Menuhin, and Ton Koopman, appearing in world famous concert halls such as the London Royal Festival Hall, Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées Paris, the Cologne Philharmonie, Bunka Kaikan Tokyo, and Seoul Art Centre. He has participated in many festivals, including Aix-en-Provence, Ojai (USA), Cannes, Radio-France, Strasbourg, Evian, La Roque d’Anthéron, and Lancut (Poland). He has toured all over Europe, the United States, the Middle and the Far East. Philippe Bernold’s recording in 1989 of Debussy’s Sonate No 2 for flute, viola and harp won the Grand Prix de l’Académie Charles Cros. Further recordings for Harmonia Mundi, EMI, Koch, Lirynx with some of France’s finest musicians such as Bruno Pasquier, Catherine Collard, Frederique Camberling, Jean-Jacques Kantorov, Jean-Philippe Collard, Laurent Cabasso are available worldwide. The CD recorded by Philippe Bernold with the pianist Alexandre Tharaud (Harmonia Mundi) was awarded Choc de la Musique by the magazine Le Monde de la Musique. He combines his busy international career with teaching activities as well as at numerous masterclasses in different countries.