After international recognition for his performance on modern flute (First Prize at the CNR of Tours, France; First Prize for Excellence, City of Paris; Second Prize in the Ancona International Festival, Italy; winner of Leipzig’s International J.S. Bach Contest, etc.), Jean-Pierre Pinet undertook the study of the Baroque flute, for which he received a diploma from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in Pierre Séchet’s class. In 1991 he also obtained the First Prize and the Superior diploma on a unanimous decision from the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles in Barthold Kujiken’s class. Renowned for his great sensitivity and his knowledge of the musical idiom, Jean-Pierre Pinet has given concerts in France and in Germany, Italy, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Canada, Venezuela, etc. He has performed with well-known singers and musicians in ensembles like Les Corres-pondances, Les Talens Lyrique, the Wendling Quartet, Les Idées heureuses, l’Atelier Musical de Touraine, etc. Jean-Pierre Pinet is also much in demand as a teacher and has given many conferences. He holds the Certificat d’Aptitude à l’Enseignement de la flûte traversière (1981), as well as the Certificat d’Aptitude de Musique Ancienne (1992), and currently teaches at the ENM of Chartres and the Conservatoire Régional de Metz.