Encouraged by the great flutist Michel Debost, Yves Charpentier founded Le Concert impromptu in 1989. He has initiated numerous projects with artists seeking to create new musical collaborations for the stage. Collector of paintings and fervent reader of contemporary poetry, he writes music to play solo or with Le Concert impromptu. He was awarded the 1st Prize of Flute Virtuosos from the Geneva Conservatory of Music, where he studied at the class of Jean Claude Hermenjat. He was Laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition of Martigny (Switzerland) and Winner of the Robert Laurent Vibert Foundation.