Jean-Christophe Vervoitte © Aymeric Warmé-Janville
Jean-Christophe Vervoitte, who was born in 1970, studied horn with Georges Barboteu and chamber music with Maurice Bourgue at the Paris Conservatoire. He additionally took courses in harmony, music analysis, and conducting. He began his career as a horn player with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse; in 1993 he transferred to the Ensemble intercontemporain, with which, the following year, he performed Ivan Fedele’s Duo en resonance for two horns and ensemble under Pierre Boulez at La Scala in Milan. Vervoitte has appeared as a performer of contemporary music throughout Europe and also in Tokyo and Los Angeles. He has participated in numerous world premieres, including of Bruno Mantovani’s Das erschafft der Dichter nicht and Marc Monnet’s Mouvement, autre mouvement. As an educator, he has taught at the Académie du XXe siècle in the Cité de la musique in Paris and has given master classes at Carnegie Hall in New York.