Clément Lanfranchi is a French conductor, pianist, continuo player, and singer.
Born in Toulouse in 1992, he entered the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulouse at the age of seven and completed complete instrumental studies validated by several First Prizes (piano - chamber music - choir direction). At the same time, he perfected his piano skills with Michelle Mazzone, a disciple of Marguerite Long, for almost ten years.
Quickly attracted by the Direction of Ensembles, he studied Choral Singing and Choral Direction with Rolandas Muleïka by successively integrating the Gregorian Mastery, the Grand Choir, and the Vocal Ensemble of Ancient Music from the Conservatory. Before the end of his conducting studies in Toulouse in 2011, he joined the early music ensemble Antiphona directed by Rolandas Muleïka, as an assistant and singer soloist. Since then, he continues to work actively within this ensemble, being one of the five permanent soloists.
In 2012, he left to study orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Montpellier, and obtained a First Prize three years later; at the same time, he will work on the techniques of piano accompaniment and continuo on the harpsichord, as well as lyrical singing. During this same period, he will begin his university studies by integrating in Paris the University of the Sorbonne in Music and Musicology and obtaining a License with honors.
Finally, in 2016 he entered the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse (IsdaT) and entered the new class of Orchestral Conducting of Sabrie Bekirova (graduate of the class of Prof. Ilya Musin, Honored artist of the Republic of Ossetia du Nord-Alania, member of the Union of Performing Artists of Saint-Petersburg) under the supervision of Tugan Sokhiev (Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse - Bolshoi Theater in Moscow). He obtained his Higher National Diploma of Musician Practice (DNSPM) with Honors in 2019. At the same time, he followed the advice of the maestro within the International Academy of Conducting Tugan Sokhiev in Toulouse.
Subsequently, he resumed in-depth Continuo studies on the harpsichord and the organ and entered the Department of Early Music at the Toulouse Conservatory in the class of Eva Del Campo. It was in 2021 that he made his debut as a continuo player, within the Orchester de Chambre de Toulouse, conducted by Gilles Colliard.
In parallel with his conducting studies, he created various ensemble projects such as in 2013 where he participated in the creation of the Orchester Inter-Symphonique de Montpellier, in collaboration with the artistic center "L'Anacrouse". Within this ensemble, he was inspired to re-create lost lyrical works from the French repertoire of the 18th century. It was when he arrived at the Department of Early Music in Toulouse that he decided to found his new instrumental ensemble, Le Consort Apollon, with which he wanted to work on works on period instruments and offer concerts, especially to young audiences.
For a few years, he has participated in recording projects such as in 2016, with the Ensemble Antiphona (dir. Rolandas Muleïka) a new album under the Paraty label distributed by Harmonia Mundi, entitled "Occitanie baroque des penitents noirs" on unpublished works from the southern Baroque repertoire. He contributed to the recording of the first album of the Chamber Choir Dulci Jubilo on works by its conductor Christopher Gibert in 2018, under the Anima Nostra label, and more recently he recorded again with the Antiphona ensemble unpublished motets by the southern composer. Valette de Montigny is still under the Paraty label and distributed by Harmonia Mundi, in 2020.
To date, Clément Lanfranchi will have received valuable advice by working with internationally renowned artists such as Jacques Rouvier, Anne Queffélec, Philippe Bianconi, Ventsislav Yankoff, Bruno Rigutto, and more recently with Gianluigi Gelmetti, John Farrer, Neil Thomson, Alexander Polianichko and had the opportunity to perform at festivals such as the Labyrinthe Musical en Rouergue, the Saint-Bertrand-de-Comminges festival, Les Nuits Musicales en Armagnac, the Rocamadour festival, the ByPass contemporary music festival... and has conducted the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Orchester Symphonique des Jeunes de Florence, the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra, the Orchester Symphonique des Etudiants de Toulouse, theUnited Strings of Europe set(London), the Tour-à-Tour ensemble (Paris), the Consort Musica Vera (Paris), the Dulci Jubilo Chamber Choir (Toulouse)...