Grant-holder from the Menuhin Foundation and holder of the certificat d’aptitude, Isabelle Duval teaches flute and chamber music at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départemental of Val d’Yerres and regularly collaborates with the Pôles Supérieurs.
Due to her curiosity, she is interested in a wide range of repertoires and seeks a constant collaboration with contemporary composers. Her work is also oriented towards improvisation and jazz, and her critically acclaimed recordings reflect the eclecticism of her approach.
Member of various groups, she appears in festivals devoted to Baroque music as well as to improvisation, contemporary music and jazz (Ars Musica in Brussels, contemporary music festivals in Rome and Madrid, ‘Musiques Démesurées’ in Clermont-Ferrand, Baroque festivals of Sablé-sur- Sarthe, Arques-la-Bataille, Namur, Pontoise, ‘Al improvviso’ in Gliwice, Poland, jazz festivals in Nice and Montauban, ‘Jazz à Vienne’...).
Her recordings include Multifonia 95, a disc devoted to contemporary Spanish music (l’empreinte digitale/Harmonia Mundi), and Musique française au féminin (Triton), devoted to French music by 20th- and 21st-century women composers. Diapason magazine awarded 5 diapasons to this disc, which was also a coup de coeur (‘love at first hearing’) for the Resmusica website and the magazine La Revue du son. With the Aromates ensemble, she recorded three albums for the Alpha label, focussing on Arab-Andalusian music. The first, ‘Jardin de Myrthe’, a FNAC coup de coeur, met with enormous success and was listed by Music info magazine in the ‘Top Album 150’ of the best sales, all styles combined.
Isabelle Duval is currently a member of several ensembles: Aromates, Alborada (flute and harp), Solid’air, and solo flute with the orchestra Coruscant.