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Performer: Jordan Gudefin

Biography

Jordan Gudefin is an eclectic artist, who combines conducting with composition and percussion performance.

After studying percussion at the conservatoires of Chalon-sur-Saône, Dijon and Strasbourg, where he received several distinctions, Jordan turned towards orchestra conducting. In 2012 he was admitted to the Conservatoire of Paris, where he currently focuses on conducting, as well as harmony, music analysis, orchestration and pedagogy.

In the past years, Jordan has received musical advice from illustrious names in conducting, such as that of his professor, Alain Altinoglu, as well as Susanna Malkki, Tito Ceccherini, Esa-Pekka Salonen, David Zinman, and Pascal Rophé. He has had the opportunity to conduct different ensembles, such as the Janacek Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Northern Hungary, Paris Conservatoire Graduate Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra, Maîtrise de Notre-Dame, and the Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse.

Since 2012 he has worked as founder and artistic director of the Ensemble à Vents Français, which defends and promotes creation and diffusion of original repertoire for wind ensembles. His compositions have been played world-wide; combining several influences, including jazz, pop and classical, they reflect his eclectic nature and tastes.

As a reward for outstanding artistic engagement and achievement, Jordan Gudefin was appointed "Citizen of Honor" in Saint-Rémy, France, his hometown.

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