Member of Ensemble Musikfabrik since 2015, Florentin Ginot lives and works in Paris and Cologne. After graduating from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris, he became a Laureate of the Banque Populaire Foundation and Mécénat Musical Société Générale. In 2015, he recorded his first CD with a focus on the early music of Marin Marais for the collection “Young Soloists”, supported by the Meyer Foundation.
He is now dedicated to solo repertoire, creation and invention of scenic forms. In 2017, he founded HowNow, a company developing innovative artistic forms based on modern music and scenic forms, alongside contemporary dance, theatre and circus. The same year, the choreographer Yoann Bourgeois commissioned him the musical conception for “La Mécanique de l’Histoire", presented at the Panthéon as part of the Théâtre de la Ville-Paris’s season.
In 2019, he initiated two collaborations with electronic artists Helge Sten (aka Deathprod, Norway) and Stefan Prins (Belgium/Germany), for two immersive and interdisciplinary shows, “The Waste Land” and “Situations”.
By collaborating closely with composers such as Georges Aperghis, György Kurtág, Rebecca Saunders or Helmut Lachenmann, he initiates and premieres a new solo repertoire for his instrument. His programme “Not Here” presented a series of premieres in 2018 at the Cologne Philharmonie, ManiFeste Festival at IRCAM and the Biennale di Venezia.
At the same time, he performs baroque and classical repertoire by adapting Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonatas and Partitas on piccolo double bass, Marin Marais’ “Livres de Viole”, or Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas.
He has performed as soloist in festivals and venues such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Cologne Philharmonie, Cité de la Musique (Paris), Festival Présences product par Radio France, Festival Musica a Strasbourg, l’Auditori (Barcelona), Berliner Festspiele, ManiFeste Festival at IRCAM Paris, Sacrum Profanum (Krakow), Ultima (Oslo), la Biennale di Venezia and may others. His international projects are supported by the Institut Français.
As of May 2020