Corentin Giniaux

Corentin Giniaux

Corentin Giniaux began learning music at the age of 5 at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental de Bourg-la-Reine; he chose the clarinet, which he studied for thirteen years with Didier Delettre. He also acquires a solid foundation in music theory and musical culture in the classes of Emmanuel Oriol and Claude Abromont. At the same time, from the age of 12, he develops his ability to improvise as well as his ear, learns the piano by himself, and quickly begins to compose.

At the age of 17, after obtaining his baccalaureate and his musical school-leaving certificate, he turns to the sound professions; graduating with honours from the IIIS, he assists P. Teissier du Cros for a while and becomes sound recorder/mixer for many artists of all styles. But musical practice caught up with him, and after perfecting his skills in jazz with Philippe Poussard, he played clarinets in various jazz, gypsy swing, Afrobeat, Balkan music groups...

Multi-instrumentalist (keyboards, saxophones), experienced in electronic music techniques, he also composes music for shows, choreographic pieces and short films, some of which have won awards.

He makes bass clarinet his priority, and explores this instrument in particular within the sextet Les Rugissants, with which he won the national jazz springboard in Vannes in the summer of 2013, after a second place at the Oloron springboard. His work is noticed at the tremplin of the Jazz festival in Saint-Germain-des-Prés where he obtains a special mention as a soloist.

He is part of the groups Django 47 (swing) and Emergency Jazz Situation (jazz influenced by pop and Middle Eastern music), and performs regularly alongside singer Mathilde in formations ranging from trio to septet. In the winter of 2014, he started composing a personal repertoire.