Fabrice Jünger graduated from conservatories in Lyon and Geneva in flute, chamber music, composition, harmony, analysis, aesthetics, acousmatic music and sound synthesis. He is also a certified flute teacher.
His career can be described as a balance between performing, composing and teaching – three complementary and interconnected activities.
Fabrice has been with the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain as a flautist since it was founded, and has also performed solo some of the most important concertos of our time. In 2009, his interpretation of Dufourt’s Antiphysis featured on an album which won a Diapason D’Or award and was nominated for a Victoires de la Musique Classique French classical music award. He followed this up with a critically acclaimed recording of Pierre Boulez’s Memoriale (Naïve, 2012).
His long-time collaboration with Grame in Lyon has lead him to specialise in mixed music and develop a repertoire for the flute 2.0, in which augmented technology enhances the instrument’s expressive potential. Not only have many composers written for him, but he has also created an entire repertoire for this new instrument.
Working with leading figures such as Eliott Carter or Edison Denisov inspired him to devote his time equally between performing and composing. He composes concert pieces and shows which combine music with visual elements and regularly receives commissions. He has teamed up with Deloche and Hallet Eghayan dance companies on several shows, as well as the Opéra de Lyon and the Asian Cultural Center in South Korea.
He also composes educational pieces designed to raise the profile of the aesthetic challenges in musical creation today, some of which have been published by Notissimo (Leduc) and Mômeludies.
He has been actively involved in fostering cultural exchange between France and Poland since 2005, and became a member of the Polish Composers’ Union in 2019. Furthermore, in 2010 he developed his Siestes Musicales concept as a different way for people to experience contemporary mixed music and specially created compositions. Audiences are asked to lie down in an electro-acoustic device, becoming fully emerged and seized by in the music. He is interested in developing other ways of creating the optimal listener experience, be it through augmented technology or via the limits of our subconscious.Visit the website