Death of Paris Conservatoire chief, aged 62

Death of Paris Conservatoire chief, aged 62


norman lebrecht

December 05, 2016

The Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Paris has announced the death of its president, Rémy Pflimlin.

Appointed head of France Télévisions by Nicolas Sarkozy, he stood down last year after protracted battles with the Hollande regime, moving to the less heated environment of the conservatoire.

Rémy Pflimlin was passionate about contemporary music, president of the Musica festival from 2001.



  • Mathieu says:

    R. Pflimilin was chairman of the board, with no executive functions. The “Paris Conservatoire chief” is director Bruno Mantovani.

  • Elisabeth Matesky says:

    I am deeply sorry to learn of the untimely passing of the Paris Conservatory President, Remy Pfilmlin ~ having great internationally known colleagues at
    this renowned Conservatoire, I send my very saddened condolences to an old
    friend and co – competitor from the First International Sibelius Violin Competition, Jean Jacques Kantarow, Professor of Violin, whom I ‘m sure is deeply upset at
    this news and loss of the President of the Paris Conservatoire ~

    With sincere sympathy to Jean Jacques, All musical colleagues and to the Family of Remy Pfilmlin ~

    Elisabeth Matesky / Chicago, USA