French flute soloist and conductor. He has presented recitals, performed chamber music and appeared as soloist with orchestra under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Tibor Varga, Laurent Petitgirard, and Yoram David. He has been invited to numerous festivals, including Festival de Lanaudière, Sion Festival, springfestival and Berlioz Festival. Chamber music collaborators have included Gidon Kremer, Ivry Gitlis, Jean-Philippe Collard, and Émile Naoumoff. His appearances at National Flute Association conventions have included gala headliner concerts and master classes. Jean Ferrandis teaches at École normale supérieure in Paris and is a tenured professor at California State University. He has also taught at Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Guildhall School, Trinity College, Juilliard School, among others. As a conductor he has led the Saint Petersburg Camerata and Saint Christopher Chamber Orchestra. He is also the co-founder and conductor of Egédé, a Paris-based chamber orchestra.
Among his recordings are Johann Sebastian Bach’s Trio Sonatas, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s complete flute concertos and quartets, Franz Schubert’s sonatinas, and works of Arthur Honegger and Vincent d’Indy. Ferrandis has premiered several works dedicated to him by Yuko Uebayashi, Alexandre Desplat, Gilles Silvestrini, Dominique de Williencourt and Rudolf Haken, among others.
Jean Ferrandis studied at Lyon Conservatoire under Maxence Larrieu. He received the 2018 Annasilaos Award in Science and Arts. A finalist at such international competitions as Maria Canals and Young Concert Artists, he won the grand prize at the 1986 Prague Spring Festival International Flute competition.