Denis Simándy is nourished by a contagious passion for Art and especially for music and its resonances. He has been solo horn of the Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles and is currently solo horn of ensemble Sturm und Klang; He has also been Artistic Director of the Lille Clef de Soleil Festival since its creation in 2002. Denis Simándy has been teaching Master Classes at Château de Chabenet since 2011, and the “Musitoriques”, lectures given at FNAC Lille.
Of Hungarian origin, he studied at the National Conservatory of Lille Region, in the class of Alain Raës, for the piano, where he won a first regional grand prize, before continuing his training in Paris, with Lélia Gousseau for the piano, and the horn, (where he receives an award of excellence), in the class of Georges Barboteu.
Denis Simándy trained in conducting with Pierre Dervaux. He performs in France, Belgium, Canada, Venezuela, Hungary, Romania, Spain, Italy, North Africa, Chile, Portugal, Scotland … in different formations.
Passionate about the music of his time,
he is asked for many creations of works for horn (Marc Kowalczyck, Jacques Derégnaucourt, Horatiu Radulescu, Tristan Murail, Gualtiero Dazzi, Iancu Dumitrescu, Ana Maria Avram, Roman Vlad, Denis Bosse …).
In addition, as a speaker, Denis Simándy shares his love for Bartòk, Liszt, Chopin, Sand, Rachmaninov, Bach, Cosima and Richard Wagner, Clara and Robert Schumann, Beethoven, Mahler, Joachim, Nietzsche, Schubert, Paganini, La Callas , The Malibran, Haydn, Lou Salome, Verdi …., And participates in many radio programs in France and abroad.
As a chamber musician, Denis Simándy is the partner of the Danel Quartet, the Fine Arts Quartett, the Elysée Quartet, Lovro Pogorelich, Shani Diluka, Gabriel Tacchino, Alexander Paley, Nikita Boriso-Glebsky, Elisabeth Chojnacka, Alain Raës, Vladimir Soultanov, Amiram Ganz, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, David Walter ….
He is the creator of a show about Beethoven with Richard Bohringer, and gypsy tales with Francis Perrin; Words of Christ with Jean-Claude Drouot and correspondence between Robert and Clara Schumann with Francis Perrin and Elisabeth Duda ….
Since 1999, he has also been the conductor of the orchestra of Jeune Ensemble Harmonique (JEH) in Villeneuve d’Ascq.