This French wind quintet are ambassadors for the world-famous École Française des vents. Le Concert impromptu blows the cobwebs off the classic repertory. Defying classification, the group has invented Cross-Opéra, a cross-disciplinary genre in which the musicians tackle various languages of the stage, mingling movement, lyrics and poetry.

 » Free as the air that fills ours lungs and fuel our minds. Free to forge with us an uplifting bond like a breath of fresh air »

Feeling free with Le Concert impromptu



Encouraged by the great flutist Michel Debost, Yves Charpentier founded Le Concert Impromptu in 1989. He remains the artistic director. He has initiated numerous projects with artists seeking to create new musical collaborations for the stage. Collector of paintings and fervent reader of contemporary poetry, he writes music to play solo or with Le Concert Impromptu.
• 1st Prize of Flute Virtuosos from the Geneva Conservatory of Music, first named, class of JeanClaude Hermenjat
• Laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition of Martigny (Switzerland)
• Winner of the Robert Laurent Vibert Foundation


oboe, dance and artistic direction

Trained by Maurice Bourgue and Alexei Ogrintchouk at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique, Violaine Dufès receives her solo master with distinction and the « Raymond Weill » special prize. She is also distinguished by her classical dance (Conservatory of Nîmes) and contemporary dance (Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Lyon). Committed to delving into this dialogue between disciplines, Violaine Dufès has been artistic director and choreographer for various concerts and performances of Le Concert Impromptu.
• Master oboe soloist at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique, Maurice Bourgue and Alexei Ogrintchouk class
• Diploma in Classical and Contemporary Dance at the Conservatory of Nîmes and Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Lyon
• Special Prize from the Board of Examiners at the Ferlendis International Competition in Italy



Trained by two « contemporary » clarinet performers, Armand Angster and Jacques di Donato, Jean-Christophe Murer also collaborates with composers who have shaped our generation: Gilbert Amy, Pascal Dusapin and Helmut Lachenmann.
He plays with Louis Sclavis, Angélique Ionatos and happily arranges for Le Concert Impromptu the musics of Debussy and Gil Evans.
• National Diploma, National Conservatory of Music of Lyon



Trained with Bruno Schneider at the University of Music in Geneva, and with Erja Joukamo Ampuja at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki, Astrid Arbouch is also a multi-instrumentalist and practices baroque flute and cello. After graduating with a double master’s degree, she was a solo horn at the Orchestre du Sinfonietta in Lausanne from 2015 to 2017, then at the Orchestre Hyogo Performing Art Center from 2017 to 2020. Fascinated by the cross-section of disciplines, Astrid created several street theater projects and participated in artistic performances around improvisation, before joining Le Concert impromptu in 2021.

State Diploma of Education 2010

Master Orchestra 2014 (Raymond Weil Award)

Master of Education 2016




Trained by Afonso Venturieri at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique, Pierre Fatus obtained his orchestra master’s degree by simultaneously participating in the musical seasons of the Orchestre de Suisse Romande and the Ensemble Contrechamps. In addition to his experience in chamber music and orchestras, he added an course in teaching which led to a second master’s degree. His studies allowed him to participate in the Erasmus programme at the Hochschule Stuttgart in Prof. Mark Engelhardt. He joined Le Concert Impromptu in January 2018.

• Master of instruments and teaching at the Geneva Haute Ecole de Musique, Afonso Venturieri class

« Un ensemble passionnant ! »

Frédéric Lodéon

Administration staff

Aude Reynoud
General secretary

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94200 Ivry sur Seine , FRANCE
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Our Partners

Le Concert Impromptu is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/DRAC Ile-de-France under the set of agreements. With the support of the Regional Council of Val-de-Marne and the city of Ivry-sur-Seine. A recognised organisation of public interest.

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