La Rentrée Littéraire du Flûtiste
Founded in 2021, La Rentrée Littéraire du Flûtiste brings together two passionate flutists, Laëtitia Brault and Jean-Christophe Maltot. They have been united in life for more than ten years and are the parents of a little boy named Robin.
While each leads his professional career on his side, Laëtitia in Belgium and Jean-Christophe in France, the desire to play together takes more and more place in their lives. While they are scheduled in May 2017 for their first concert in trio with the pianist Guillaume Prod'homme around the Opera fantasies, Jean-Christophe decides to write himself a suite for two flutes and piano on the opera "Der Rosenkavalier" by Richard Strauss becoming the "Rosenkavalier Flutes Suite", which Laëtitia performed again in 2021 on the stage of the Flaine auditorium with Hélène Boulègue (flute) and Olivier Dauriat (piano). The Rosenkavalier Flutes Suite was played in Asia for the first time in June 2023, in Taiwan, during an exceptional concert bringing together two world-renowned Joséphine Olech and Hélène Boulègue.
The success obtained during the creation completes to consolidate Jean-Christophe in this new way. From then on he never stopped writing. His production includes several fantasies on operas for one or two flutes and piano, and extends to new horizons: a "Fantasia on Tosca" for clarinet, arrangements for trio, quartet or sextet of flutes, with or without piano, on the symphonic (Ravel, Dvorak...) or lyrical (Eugene Onegin) repertoire, transcriptions of Lieder or chamber music works (Konzerstück by Mendelssohn), going as far as the arrangements of An American in Paris by Gershwin and works from the Broadway repertoire for wind quintet, piano and drums.
Faced with such enthusiasm, Laëtitia decides to join forces with those of her husband. She takes over and works on software so that the scores can be edited without retouching. Together they write the prefaces, record videos and create their works in concert. Jean-Christophe created the Paraphrase on Eugen Onegin with Muriel Petit at the Salle Doussineau in Chartres and Laëtitia created the Fantaisie sur la Bohème dedicated to her with the pianist Bertrand Giraud in the prestigious setting of Opus 74 - Académie Internationale Flaine Arts.
With the publication of the Fantaisie on Tosca (awarded at the World Classical Music Awards 2022), Fantaisie sur Madame Butterfly and Western Flute Suite by Editions Klarthe, a new chapter in their association opens: the launch of the 1st Edition of the Rentrée Littéraire du Flûtiste on the social networks (Instagram and Facebook). Ensuring promotion and communication (newsletter, giveaway), Laëtitia created a dedicated website which was launched in September 2022.
On the occasion of the 2nd Edition appear three new works, the Fantasie on Lakmé, the Paraphrase on Eugen Oneguin with the Editions Klarthe, and the arrangement on the Konzerstück n°1 of Mendelssohn with the Billaudot Editions marking a new collaboration with the Director of Collection, the world renowned flautist, Philippe Bernold.
In 2023, on the occasion of the 3rd edition of the Rentrée Littéraire du Flûtiste, the couple reached an important milestone in their business: Laëtitia created RLF Editions, a publishing house specially dedicated to the works of Jean-Christophe! The Fantaisie on La Bohème and the Paraphrase sur Mazeppa, whose preface was written by the soloist Julien Beaudiment, thus became the first two publications of RLF Editions. Two months later, RLF Editions diversified its activities by publishing different flute choirs, thus responding to the call of Traversière Magazine as part of the Flautissimo-Versailles event in tribute to Roger Bourdin.
flutist and arranger
Originally from Reims, Jean-Christophe completed brilliant musical studies, first at the CRR in Reims where he studied the flute in the class of Odile Renault and where he obtained his DEM at the age of 18. Riding in the Paris region, he won two 1st Prizes unanimously, at the CRR of Boulogne-Billancourt in the class of Céline Nessi as well as at the CRR of Rueil-Malmaison in the class of Philippe Pierlot. He then joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP), perfecting himself on the flute in the class of Pierre-Yves Artaud and Florence Souchard-Delépine and on the piccolo with Pierre Dumail. He brilliantly completed his studies there by obtaining his Diplôme de Fin d'Etudes Supérieures in 2003.
In 2000 then 2001, he distinguished himself in the international competitions of Bayreuth (Germany) and "Lorenzo" (Italy).
Passionate about the orchestra, Jean-Christophe Maltot was a member of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival Orchestra from 2002 to 2005. In this prestigious setting, he had the opportunity to play under the direction of conductors such as Christoph Eschenbach, Kurt Masur, Valery Gergiev, Neville Marriner, Kent Nagano, Pierre Boulez, Yutaka Sado, Jukka-Pekka Saraste in renowned halls such as Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Konzerthaus in Berlin, Gawandhaus in Leipzig, Musikhalle in Hamburg, Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. He plays regularly with French orchestras, notably the Orchester de Paris, the Orchester National de France and the Orchester Symphonique Région Centre-Tours. We could also hear him as a solo flute in 2012 with the Orchester National de France in a production of Don Pasquale by Donizetti presented at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.
Also appreciated for his qualities as a chamber musician, Jean-Christophe Maltot had the opportunity to perform with partners such as Christoph Eschenbach, Zimon Barto and the Moragues quintet.
Wishing to pass on his knowledge and love of music to the younger generations, he obtained the Certificate of Flute Aptitude as a free candidate, as well as the rank of Professor of Artistic Education for the Territorial Public Service. Jean-Christophe was the teacher of the Departmental Musik School (CRD) of Chartres during 16 years. He currently teaches in Paris.
A curious musician, Jean-Christophe multiplies his skills by studying musical analysis, writing and conducting. He thus puts his rich musical know-how at the service of flautists by writing fantasies on operas and by producing transcriptions and arrangements for various ensembles. Several of his works are published by Edition Klarthe and Billaudot in the collection of Philippe Bernold. His Fantasy on Tosca allows him to acquire international recognition: Jean-Christophe is awarded a Golden Prize in the composition category for the writing of this fantasy coupled with a Grand Prize from the World Classical Music Awards in London ( 2022).
flutist and producer
Born in 1989, Laëtitia Brault began her musical apprenticeship with the piano before discovering the flute which would very quickly become her instrument of choice. Having grown up in the tradition of the French Flute School, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMDP) in the flute class of Pierre-Yves Artaud and Florence Souchard-Delépine, studied piccolo with Pierre Dumail and chamber music with Michel Moraguès and David Walter. In 2015, she obtained her Instrumental Master there with the mention Très Bien in Philippe Bernold's class.
Having received the advice of masters such as Vincent Lucas, Magali Mosnier, Julien Beaudiment, Karl-Heinz Schütz and Emmanuel Pahud, she was spotted during her concert at the Fourth French Flute Convention by Sir James Galway.
Passionate about the orchestra, she is regularly invited to perform in renowned orchestras, including the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the Luxembourg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Flemish Opera, the Orchestre de Paris ... In 2011, she was one of the five flautists recruited from around the world to join the prestigious International Orchestral Academy of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival (Germany) under the direction of Conductor Christoph Eschenbach.
From 2013 to 2023, she held the position of co-soloist flautist at the Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège, under the baton of Maestro Paolo Arrivabeni and Speranza Scappucci. His various collaborations have allowed him to work with chefs such as Jesus Lopez Cobos, Guennadi Rojdestvenski, Ion Marin, Michel Plasson, Jonathan Nott, Alain Altinoglu, Frédéric Chaslin, Michele Mariotti, Christoph Eschenbach ..., and have opened the doors to him prestigious venues: Salle Pleyel, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Bozar in Brussels, Laeiszhalle in Hamburg, Festspielhaus in Salzburg or the Operas in Kiel, Mascat and Tel Aviv. She also shares the stage with world-renowned soloists, such as flutist Hélène Boulègue or singers Jodie Devos, Marc Laho and Lionel Lhote, as well as the American diva Nadine Sierra.
A sought-after chamber music partner, her activities have led her to perform in groups such as the Oxalys ensemble and the Toulouse Chamber Orchestra, and in a wind quintet that she founded with the Italian clarinetist Giovanni Punzi and bringing together Emilien Lefevre (oboe), Thomas Quinquenel (bassoon) and Clément Charpentier-Leroy (horn).
Also keen on pedagogy, at the age of 22 she joined Teaching Training at the CNSM in Paris and four years later obtained a Master of Pedagogy coupled with the Certificate of Aptitude of Teacher of Flute and Chamber Music. She is currently the flute teacher of the CRD Argenteuil, near Paris. She is regularly invited to give master classes, mainly in France and Belgium, but also in Asia (Taiwan).
Finally, having at hart to share the lyrical repertoire which is so dear to her, she founded La Rentrée Littéraire du Flûtiste with her husband, the flautist Jean-Christophe Maltot. Together they arrange, compose, write the prefaces, produce, and play many fantaisies on operas intended for professionals flautists as well as arrangements of symphonic or lyrical works intended for other types of ensembles (duet for clarinet and piano, flutes ensemble or wind quintet and piano).
Her commitment to composers makes her the dedicatee of works intended for her instrument and composed by pianists Guillaume Prod'homme, Pierre-Alain Volondat (Essors) and flutist Jean-Christophe Maltot (Fantaisie on La Bohème by Puccini).
Laëtitia plays a Powell Conservatory Boston flute in sterling silver with a 14K mouthpiece made for her by J.-R. Lafin.