The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Emmanuelle Ophèle

Emmanuelle Ophèle began her musical training at the Angoulême École de musique. From the age of thirteen, she studied with Patrick Gallois and Ida Ribera, then with Michel Debost at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSMDP), where she was awarded a First Prize for flute. Emmanuelle Ophèle joined the Ensemble intercontemporain when she was 20 years old. Keenly interested in developing the repertoire and in new technology-based areas of expression, she soon began to play a part in new works using the most recent technology: La Partition du ciel et de l’enfer for Midi flute and Midi piano by Philippe Manoury (recorded at Adès) and ...explosante fixe... for Midi flute, two flutes and instrumental ensemble by Pierre Boulez (recorded with Deutsche Grammophon). She also featured in the recording of Marteau sans maître (Deutsche Grammophon, 2005, conducted by the composer).
Awarded the Certificate of Aptitude for Artistic Education, she teaches at the Montreuil-sous-Bois Conservatoire and is invited to many different academies, including Aix-en-Provence, Lucerne, Suc et Sentenac, and Val d’Isère. An important part of her teaching is the exploration of a broad repertoire ranging from baroque to contemporary, jazz and improvisation.