Dr. Emmanuel Hondré studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse in Paris, winning three first prizes in history of music (1992), aesthetics (1994) and musicology (2000). After his PhD (Tours University, 2001) and teaching history of music at the Conservatoire du Centre de Paris, the École Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées and the Centre d’Art Polyphonique de Paris, he took up the post of Music Editor at the Cité de la Musique in 1997, where he was later appointed Head of cultural services at the Musée de la Musique (2002), following which, Director of Production of Cité de la Musique and Salle Pleyel (2005). He is currently Director of the Concerts Department at the Philharmonie de Paris – Cité de la musique (500 concerts per season). He is regularly invited to give lectures and conduct seminars on programming, management and musical life today (Paris, Lyon, Genève, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Shanghai). He is member of various committees of experts : French British Committee for contemporary music (London), French German Committee for contemporary music – Impuls (Berlin), French American Cultural Exchange (New York). He is also regularly invited to be a jury member (IVth International Competition of Opera Singers – Galina Vischnevskaïa Opera Center Moscou 2012, VIIth International Competition of Opera Singers Saint Petersburg 2015, Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2016).