Ami Flammer

Invited to the Books & Music Festival 2017

Student of Roland Charmy at the Conservatoire de Paris, Ami Flammer obtained in 1969 the 1st Prize of Violin. After obtaining in 1971 the Première Médaille at the Maria Canals International Contest in Barcelona, he started working at the Juilliard School of New York, then in Switzerland and in England.
In the 1970s, he was the Solo Violin of the Chamber Orchestra of Versailles, and performed as a chamber musician in several events (Rencontres d'Arc et Senans, Cluny, Académie des Arcs, Floréal d'Épinal, etc).
In 1988, he published Le violon under Editions Lattès-Salabert.
Also passionate for orchestra conduction, he conducted the Orchestre des Étudiants du CNSM de Paris playing Schoenberg, Bartok, Britten, Mozart and Beethoven. He is also increasingly invited as an orchestra conductor abroad: in Turkey, Kazakhstan and Montenegro.
Moreover, he composed several film soundtracks (for Marguerite Duras, Eric Rohmer) and scenes (Kafka shows with Michael Lonsdale, Boulgakov at the Festival d’Avignon 93).
He also created several shows: L’Orient de l’Occident (with Michael Lonsdale) in November 2004 at the MC93; in 2008, a show about Marguerite Duras at the Théâtre de la Colline. In 2011, he staged for the first time an adaptation by Lobo Antunes with François Marthouret. In 2012, starting from an original idea, he created with Charles Berling in Toulon the Gould-Menuhin show, co-staged by Christiane Cohendy: Yehudi Menuhin is acts as actor and musician here. He is currently preparing a show with François Marthouret about the Heiligenstadt Testament by Beethoven, a text reflecting Beethoven’s despair over his increasing deafness. He has just recorded, under the direction of Jean-Claude Pennetier the Beethoven Concerto, which will be released in spring 2016.
Ami Flammer, professor of violin and chamber music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, also teaches at the Conservatoire de Gennevilliers.