Laurent Ben Slimane Principal Bass Clarinet

Laurent Ben Slimane was born in France where he studied the clarinet at the Conservatoire Superieur de Paris (CSP) with Richard Vieille and the bass clarinet with Bruno Martinez.

Laurent joined the Philharmonia Orchestra in 2005 and is also founder member of Ailleur5 in France with whom he has recorded two CDs for Cristal Records.

Laurent has played with different orchestras including the London Symphonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Philharmonic of Manchester, Northern Sinfonia, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Orchestre National de France.

He is currently Professor of bass clarinet at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, a Visiting Professor at the Royal Academy of Music, and Professor at the Ponte Cultura International Summer Academy in Corsica.

The Philharmonia's Principal Bass Clarinet's Chair endowed by Philip and Judy Green.