Photography Credits Go To Ramuel Galarza
Born and raised in the South-West of France, in a small town called Mont de Marsan, situated in the very heart of la forêt landaise, Matthieu Clavé's passion for music started at a very young age. At the age of 9, his parents enrolled him in the local music conservatory, le conservatoire des Landes, where he earned, after several years of studies the Premier Prix (Bachelor of Music).
After his graduation, Matthieu moved to Paris and studied at l'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris where he earned a Master's in Music Performance and Pedagogy under the tutelage of flutist Pierre-Yves Artaud.
In 2010, after spending two memorable and life changing years in Patrice Bocquillon's flute studio, at the Music Conservatory of Ville d'Avray, Matthieu earned his Prix de Perfectionnement (artist Diploma).
That same year, Matthieu moved to the USA to follow the one who were to become his wife and studied at Florida State University with Eva Amsler, where he earned a Master's in Music Performance. More than a degree, Matthieu enjoyed discovering the American culture, her cultural and artistic life and new topics such as the Feldenkreis technique>
While studying and teaching in Paris, France, Matthieu remained an active performer. He was a permanent member of the French Flutes Orchestra, since 2005. Today, Matthieu keeps performing extensively in Europe and the United States. In 2012, he served as Principal flute with the American WInd Symphone.
Since he moved to Atlanta, GA, Matthieu has become a permanent member of Chamber Cartel, music ensemble whose mission is to "challenge the notion that classical music is boring, obtuse, and inaccessible," and "to propagate New and Experimental music any- and everywhere."