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Philippe TONDRE

Philippe TONDREBorn in Mulhouse, France, in 1989, Tondre began studying the oboe at the age of six. He entered the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris at the age of 15, studying with David Walter, and obtained his Masters Degree with distinction in 2010. Tondre is prizewinner of all the major international competitions. In 2008 he won third prize in the Prague Spring International Competition as well as the Gustav Mahler Prize for the youngest finalist, awarded by the Mahler Association 2000. In 2009 Tondre won first prize in the Fernand Gillet – Hugo Fox Oboe Competition and that same year went on to win second prize in the International Oboe Competition of Karuizawa, organized by the Sony Music Foundation. In 2010 he was awarded third prize in the 65th Geneva International Music Competition. In September 2011 Philippe won the 60th ARD International Music Competition Munich, as well as the audience prize and the special prize for the best interpretation of a commissioned composition.
Tondre has appeared as soloist and chamber musician with leading orchestras such as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra Munich, the South West Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the Geneva Chamber Orchestra, the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Mozart Orchestra London and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. He has worked with such eminent conductors as Seiji Ozawa, Sir Roger Norrington, Sir Colin Davis, Sir Neville Marriner, Myung Whun Chung, Neeme Jarvi, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Marek Janowski.  He has also been invited to give master classes in Germany, Austria, Japan, Taiwan and China.
In 2012, after his successful debut at the Beethoven Festival Bonn, Philippe Tondre was awarded the prestigious Beethoven Ring Prize.  In December 2012, he appeared playing Marcello's Oboe Concerto in the "Stars of Tommorow"television programme produced by Arte and hosted by Rolando Villazon, and in June 2013 he made his debut in the Philharmonie in Berlin playing Bohuslav Martinu's Concerto for Oboe accompanied by the German Symphony Orchestra Berlin.
Philippe Tondre has been principal oboe in the South West Radio Symphony Orchestra Stuttgart since 2008.  He is also regular guest principal oboe with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Radio Symphony Orchestra Berlin.  He has been principal oboe in the MCO and Saito Kinen Orchestra since 2010.

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