Florent Pujuila, principal clarinet of the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, appointed in 2017 Génération Spedidam, handles the languages of jazz and classical indistinctly, moving from one to the other without the need for adaptation. He cultivates a form of multi-culturality without borders.
Winner of several international competitions including the prestigious A.R.D. in Munich, Florent Pujuila is a multi-faceted musician. His passion for chamber music leads him to share the stage with performers such as François Salque, Roland Pidoux, Romain Descharmes, Laure Favre-Kahn, Yovan Markovitch, Pierre Fouchenneret, Déborah Nemtanu, Eric Le Sage as well as with some renowned ensembles such as the Strada or Voce quartets.
Florent Pujuila performs in recital in prestigious venues such as the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Herkulessaal in Munich or the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Solicited for the composition of chamber music works and mixed ensembles, he collaborates with renowned composers such as Pierre Boulez, Luciano Berio, Giorgi Kurtag, Nicolas Bacri or Thierry Escaich.
As a conductor, Florent Pujuila has had the opportunity to conduct several orchestras, including the Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and the Palestinian Traditional Music Orchestra during the premiere of one of his compositions.
Vincent Peirani, Jacques Di Donato, Bernard Lubat and Beñat Achiary are his partners in jazz and improvised music. Florent Pujuila develops his creations in ensembles such as the Pujuila Quartet and the Samuel Strouk Quintet. He is the artistic director of the academy and the festival des Musiques dels Monts. This festival brings together musicians and composers of different aesthetic currents. It proposes a decompartmentalization of genres and allows a dialogue between artists, creators and the public.
Florent Pujuila teaches clarinet at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rueil-Malmaison.
Photo credit: Laëtitia Lécuyer - Thomas Baltes