What’s the best thing about playing with the MCO? The feeling at the first rehearsal that everyone is involved and prepared.
What is your most memorable moment with the orchestra? The Schumann concert with Sir John Eliot Gardiner in Madrid.
What do you need to feel at home while on tour? To feel at home, having my family along is of course the best solution, otherwise a good Internet connection!
What CDs would you want with you on a desert island? I can't decide between Bach’s St Matthew Passion by a good historic ensemble, or my compilation of Jamaican ska music from the ’60s.
Florent Bremond was born in 1973 in Marseilles, France. He studied viola at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique (CNSM) in Paris, graduating with honours in 1996.
From 1999 till 2005 he was a member of the Orchestre de Paris under the then Principal Conductor Christoph Eschenbach, and from 2005 till 2007 he was solo viola of the Orchestre Philharmonique de l'Opéra de Marseille. Since 2007, Florent Bremond has worked freelance as a chamber musician, teacher and violist with numerous orchestras, such as the Orchestre de Chambre d’Auvergne, the European Camerata, the Camerata Bern and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta.
Florent Bremond taught as Lecturer in Chamber Music at the Conservatoire National de Marseille from 2000 till 2005. From 2007 till 2012, he held as an Assistant Professorship for Viola at the CNSM in Paris.