Florent Boffard has been a guest at the leading festivals (Salzburg, Berlin, Bath, Aldeburgh, La Roque d’Anthéron…) and has performed under the direction of Pierre Boulez, Simon Rattle, Leon Fleisher and Péter Eötvös with the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Philharmonisches Orchester Freiburg, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, among others.
As a soloist with the Ensemble Intercontemporain from 1988 to 1999, he worked with the foremost composers of our time and premiered pieces by Boulez, Donatoni, Ligeti, Kurtág…
His concern to help the public to understand the contemporary repertory better has led him to conduct numerous workshops and concert presentations, particularly at the Festival de La Roque d’Anthéron, Aldeburgh Festival, Printemps des Arts de Monte Carlo. He also wrote the film “Schoenberg, the misunderstood composer” and he presented the programme “Chopin, une écoute aujourd’hui”, live on Arte at La Folle Journée de Nantes.
The Forberg-Schneider Foundation (Munich) awarded Florent Boffard its Belmont Prize for his commitment to contemporary music.
He recorded Schœnberg’s piano works and Bartók’s piano pieces, both selected as “Editor’s Choice” by Gramophone. He also recorded with Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Boulez) and with Isabelle Faust (Bartók and Fauré). Recently, he premiered and recorded “Antiphonie” by Boulez.
Florent Boffard holds a professorship at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris and at IESM of Aix-en-Provence.