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Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra

Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra  -Orchestre du Pas-de-Calais- (CDVWO) is an orchestra comprised of musicians who teach in music schools and conservatories in Pas-de-Calais.

CDVWO is also a training tool for budding composers and conductors.

Creation is one of its key goals.

The new repertoires arising from the many Coups de Vents initiatives and development measures through competitions, orders and international exchanges, among others, can thus be presented during the concerts and recordings envisaged by CDVWO. CDVWO offers highly-diversified novel and innovative programmes to draw in all audiences and win back young people through jazz, current, contemporary, and world music, among others.

Artistic director Philippe Langlet

Founder / director of Coups de Vents as part of Lille 2004.
Having graduated from the National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Paris in the class of Maurice André, Claude Pichaureau, Jean-Paul Holstein and Madeleine Giraudeau-Basset, conductor, Philippe LANGLET was director of the concert orchestra of the City of Le Havre for 10 years.

He has also been involved in jazz and variety by directing, both in concert and through recording, Nicole Croisille, Fabienne Thibault, Michel Legrand, Anne Ducros, Nino Ferrer, Didier and Francis Lockwood, Michel Delpech, Claude François, Nancy Holloway, Marcel Azzola, Bruno Brel, Juan José Mosalini, Alexis Gruss … as well as the international concert artists Maurice André, Michel Becquet, Gabriel Bacquier, Catherine Michel, Allen Vizzuti, Chris Lindberg, Roger Bobo, Bryan Bowman, Michel Moraguès, Joe Burgstaller…

In 1993, he was co-opted and then elected to the world office of WASBE, a member of UNESCO covering 52 countries. Founding President of WASBE France from 1998 to 2002.

In 1994, he took charge of the Departmental Conservatory of Music and Dance in Boulogne-sur-Mer, then Dunkirk in 1999.

He has conducted many orchestras in France and abroad (the Lyrical Chamber Orchestra of Paris, Rouen Opera Orchestra, Choirs of the Red Army of the USSR, Choirs of the Paris Opera, National Orchestra of Kazakhstan, Moscow State Orchestra, Arizona State University Orchestra, American Band College, Murray University, Shanghai, Taiwan, Seoul, Jeju…).

From 1973 to 1986, he contributed as a trumpeter to the work (concerts and discography) of the stage orchestra of the Paris Opera, Paris Orchestra, National d’Ile de France Orchestra etc under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Daniel Barenboïm, Lorin Maazel, Claudio Abbado…

Having graduated under Tikhon Khrennikov at the International Festival of Peace and Humanism in Leningrad in 1988, with a Gold Medal of the Union of Moscow Composers, Philippe Langlet is today Honorary Conductor of the National Wind Orchestra of Russia. In 1991, he received the Arizona State University Medal of Honor.

Adviser to the City of Paris for the “Maurice André International Trumpet Competition”, the city of Antwerp in 1993 for “Antwerp European Capital of Culture”, the Hauts de Seine department in 1992 for “92 the greatest world fanfare” (gathering 2600 musicians from all over Europe for a world premiere under the Grand Arch of La Défense).
Founding vice-president of the French Association for the Rise of Wind Ensembles (AFEEV), he was awarded the Academic Palms in 2014.

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