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Nolwenn Bargin, a Franco-Swiss flautist of Breton origins, was fascinated by the flute at a very young age. At the age of 11, she began her studies in Paris in the class of Sophie Cherrier and at the age of 19, she entered the Musikhochschule in Stuttgart in the class of Jean-Claude Gérard where she obtained her diploma five years later. She then continued her studies in the class of Davide Formisano and achieved her soloist's diploma in 2010 with the highest honors.

Having made her debut with youth orchestras such as the Festivalensemble der Bachakademie Stuttgart under the direction of Helmut Rilling and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival under Christoph Eschenbach, she obtained her first contract in 2004 at the Württembergischen Philharmonie Reutlingen. Several contracts followed, at the Gürzenich Orchester in Cologne and at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, playing under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Ricardo Chailly and Gustavo Dudamel, among others. In 2008 the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg offered her an interim contract, which she accepted for one year.

Currently co-soloist at the Musikkollegium Winterthur, Nolwenn Bargin is regularly invited by orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, where she plays under conductors such as Mariss Jansons, Bernhard Haitink and Herbert Blomstedt, and the Zurich Opera Orchestra under the direction of Fabio Luisi, David Zinman and Nello Santi. In 2018 she is invited by the Cameristi della Scala for their tour in Tunisia to play solo flute at the El Jem Festival under the direction of Maestro Marcello Rota.

Since 2017, is Nolwenn Bargin professor for flute at the Landeskonservatorium Vorarlberg in Austria, while pursuing an extensive soloistic and chamber music activity. In chamber music, she performed alongside artists such as Lise de la Salle, Nicolas Altstaedt, Ian Bostridge, José Cura and Emmanuel Pahud. In 2020, during the health crisis at Covid 19, she put her project of chamber music for winds in concrete terms by creating the Ensemble „Chant du Vent“ with musicians Maki Wiederkehr and Francesco Negrini.

She participates in many educational projects such as in Iran, where she supports the action of the association Bridge for Art, and in Colombia, where she supports the young talents of the Iberacademy in Medellín through masterclasses and side-by-side orchestra projects.

Her first recording for the Claves label, entirely devoted to works by CPE Bach, in partnership with the Musikkollegium Winterthur and the violinist Roberto González Monjas, was released in autumn 2019.

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