Florentin Ginot

The double bass of Florentin Ginot, at the forefront of sensitivity and of dreams.’ Berliner Zeitung

Member of the Musikfabrik Ensemble since 2015, Florentin lives and works in Paris and Cologne. Following studies at the national Conservatory of Paris, he was the winner of the Banque Populaire Foundation and recorded in 2015 his first albumemulatingthe music of Marin Marais, belonging to the ‘Jeunes Solistes’ collection (young soloists) of the Meyer Foundation. 

He now focuses on a soloist repertoire, on contemporary creations and inventing stageforms.
Since 2017, he has been the artistic director of HowNow, that develops innovating artistic forms, originating from music creations in their entire diversity towards stage forms alongside contemporary dance, theatre and the circus. Yoann Bourgeois commissioned that same year the music for La mécanique de l’histoire (The Mechanics of History), a performance created at the Panthéon of Paris. Since 2019, he has invited musicians such as Helge Sten (Norway), Stefan Prins (Belgium/Germany) or Kamilya Jubran (Palestine/France) to work with him on hybrid projects.

By exchanging with composers Georges Aperghis, György Kurtág, Rebecca Saunders or Helmut Lachenmann, he generates and creates a new soloist repertoire for his instrument. ‘Not Here’ presented in 2018 several solo creations with the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Festival ManiFeste | Ircam and at the Biennale di Venezia.

At the same time, he summons the baroque repertoire by adapting a set of pieces, including the Sonates et Partitas by Jean-Sébastien Bach or the Pièces de viole by Marin Marais.

He performed as a soloist in numerous festivals and vistas such as the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, the Cité de la Musique (‘City of Music’, Paris), the Festival Présences, the Festival Musica (Strasbourg), the Auditori (Barcelona), the Berliner Festspiele, the Sacrum Profanum of Krakow, the Ultima in Oslo and the Biennale di Venezia.

In 2020, he received the ‘Music revelation of the year’ award by the Syndicat de la Critique.