The soloists of the Ensemble intercontemporain
Jean-Christophe Vervoitte

Born in 1970, Jean-Christophe Vervoitte studied horn with Georges Barboteu and chamber music with Maurice Bourgue at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. Parallel to his instrumental training, he studied harmony and analysis with Jean-Claude Raynaud and conducting with Jean-Sébastien Béreau. He began working as a chamber and orchestra musician with the Prague Mozart Foundation and the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. Jean-Christophe Vervoitte joined the Ensemble intercontemporain in 1993 and the following year performed at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan under the baton of Pierre Boulez in Duo en resonance, for two horns and ensemble, by Ivan Fedele. Since then, his interest in 20th century music has led him to perform at renowned theaters throughout Europe, as well as in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He has taken part in numerous premieres, including Bruno Mantovani’s Das erschafft der Dichter nicht alongside Barbara Hendricks. In February 2006, he premiered a work for horn and ensemble by Marc Monnet entitled Mouvement, autre mouvement (en forme d’études). Jean-Christophe Vervoitte is also passionate about teaching: he has taught at the Académie du XXe siècle located at the Cité de la musique, and has given several master classes at Carnegie Hall.