BIOGRAPHY

Classically trained by Wim Hoogewerf, Roland Dyens and Pablo Marquez, as well as Assistant Professor to the latter at the Strasbourg Conservatory of Music, his expansive approach to instrumental music is what sets Philippe Mouratoglou apart, plucking out a diverse stylistic repertoire on classical, 6 and 12 string folk and baritone acoustic guitars.

And his interpretive and improvisational style is what strikes the right chord with musicians and ensembles of all genres.

Philippe Mouratoglou is as masterful at the chamber music and major guitar concertos of the Toulouse Mozart Orchestra and Occitania Chamber Orchestra as he is with the traditional folk of the Bernard Revel Convivencia Ensemble and contemporary compositions of the Linea and Alma Viva Ensembles.

Since 2009, his successful collaboration with soprano Ariane Wohlhuter has produced 2 CDs under the Tròba Vox label: We Only Came to Dream showcasing the compositions of John Dowland, Benjamin Britten and Dusan Bogdanovic (2013), and Mélodies et Lieder featuring the works of Franz Schubert and Gabriel Fauré (2017).

And since 2012, Philippe Mouratoglou has released a growing catalog of original oeuvres with fellow producers, clarinetist Jean-Marc Foltz and graphic artist Philippe Ghielmetti, under their independent Vision Fugitive label:
- a revisit of bluesman Robert Johnson’s repertoire with clarinetist Jean-Marc Foltz and double bassist Bruno Chevillon (Steady Rollin' Man, 2012)
- two solo releases featuring improvisations, original compositions and musings on the works of Francesco da Milano, Egberto Gismonti, Toru Takemitsu, Arthur Kampela, Leo Brouwer and Benjamin Britten (Exercices D'Évasion, 2013 & D’Autres Vallées, 2016)
- an exploration of the influence of popular Spanish music on Isaac Albéniz with flamenco guitarist Pedro Soler (Rumores de la Caleta - Albéniz & Le Flamenco, 2014)
- Jean-Marc Foltz quartet with double bassist Sébastien Boisseau and drummer Christophe Marguet (Viracochas, 2013)
- a fully improvised music record (Legends of the Fall with Jean-Marc Foltz and Ramon Lopez, 2017)
- original compositions for a new trio with Bruno Chevillon and Ramon Lopez (Univers-solitude, 2018)
- a Fernando Sor monograph (to be released in 2019)

Philippe Mouratoglou appears frequently as a featured artist at such music festivals and concert venues as the Festival de la Chaise-Dieu, Flâneries Musicales de Reims, Temps Musicaux de Ramatuelle, Festival “Artes Vertentes” de Tiradentes (Brazil), Festival Printemps Musical du Pacifique (French Polynesia), Festival Isaac Albéniz of Camprodon (Spain), Nits de Canço i de Música d’Eus, Festival Printemps of Colmar, Festival Jazzèbre of Perpignan, Festival des Monts de la Madeleine, Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid), Carnegie Hall (New York City), Berlin Philharmonic, Théâtre de l'Athénée (Paris), Abbaye de Fontfroide, Abbaye de Fontevraud, Prieuré de Serrabone, Prieuré de Marcevols, Palais des Rois de Majorque of Perpignan, Théâtre Pôle Sud of Strasbourg, Abbaye de Valmagne, Festival D’jazz Nevers, Festival Jazzdor (Strasbourg), Thailand, Greece, Kazan guitar Festival (Russia)...