Olivier Benichou studied flute with Sophie Cherrier at the CNR of Paris, where he was awarded a gold medal. He has further studied with Alain Marion and Benoit Fromanger. Attracted from early on by historic instruments, he studied baroque flute at the Paris Conservatoire in the class of Peter Sechet, and obtained a first prize playing the flauto traverso aswell as a first prize in chamber music. Amongst the early music consorts he has worked with are the  Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, Les Musiciens du Louvre under the direction of Marc Minkowski, Le Concert d'AstrĂ©e under the direction of Emmanuelle Haim, Gli Incognita with Amandine Beyer, Ensemble Matheus with Jean-Christophe Spinosi, the Grande Ecurie and the Chambre du Roy with Jean-Claude Malgoire, and the Cercle de l'Harmonie with Jeremie Rhorer.  On the modern flute Olivier Benichou has also played with the Opera Orchestra of Lyon, the Chamber Orchestra of the Auvergne, the Chamber Orchestra of Athens, the Concerts Lamoureux Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Grenoble.
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