who attended the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris
where he studied under Bruno Martinez and Richard Vieille.
In 2005, he
became a member of the Philharmonia Orchestra of London. He has served as their principal
bass clarinet and also plays the contrabass clarinet.
with whom he has worked include Ailleur5, whom he co-founded, the BBC
National Orchestra of Wales, the BBC Philharmonic of Manchester, the
British Philharmonic Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, the London
Chamber Orchestra, the London Sinfonietta, the
London Symphony Orchestra, the Northern Sinfonia,
Opera de Tours, Opera Eclate, Orchestre
Philharmonique de Radio France, the Royal
Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and the
Sandnes Clarinet Choir.
The Sandnes Clarinet Choir released Windyvision in 2006, and
Laurent was one of the soloists.
On 2nd June 2011, their recording of “Rikudim” reached #89 on the Japan Classical Music
In the field
of music education, Laurent has taught at the Guildhall School of Music and
Drama and the Royal Academy of Music.