Originally from Valence where she began her apprenticeship in classical guitar, Margot Aillaud improved her skills at the Chambéry Conservatory, then at the Pôle Supérieur in Dijon. In 2014, she joined the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in the class of Roland Dyens and subsequently obtained the license and the master's degree in interpreting.
At the CNSMDP, she is also admitted to a master's degree in chamber music in the class of pianist Claire Désert and violinist Amy Flammer while she is a member of the classical guitar duo Duodecim; training with which she will perform regularly and win several international competitions.
At the same time, Margot Aillaud seizes various artistic opportunities: she has played in particular works from the contemporary repertoire on electric guitar in the cultural season of the Parisian Theater le Lucernaire, worked in collaboration with the dancer and acrobat Chloé Moglia, performed with the orchestra of the laureates of the CNSMDP of Paris in creations for electric guitar and orchestra. She was also introduced to the language of Soundpainting from its American creator Walter Thompson, before being a member in 2017 of the soundpainting group 7cool7 led by Julien Perret.
His desire to share his passion with a wide audience has led him to get involved in various cultural mediation projects within schools, conservatories and associations; She was particularly involved in the Asso'OUAT, an association which tends to promote artistic and cultural practice for people with disabilities.
Finally, passionate about pedagogy and didactics, Margot Aillaud holds the State Diploma, as well as the Certificate of Aptitude for Artistic Teaching. She is currently a full-time professor at the Conservatory of the 11th arrondissement of the city of Paris.
Florent Aillaud performs regularly in concert in France and abroad, both solo and in chamber music within the Duo MFA: Guitar Festivals of
Copenhagen, Aarhus, Valencia, Paris ... He is also winner and finalist of several international competitions (Léopold Bellan, Nordhorn, Paris Guitar Foundation, Roland Dyens).
He began his musical studies course with Frédéric Ferraro, then obtained his DEM and a 1st prize for Improvement at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Toulon-Provence-Méditerranée in the classes of Alain Romagnoli and Raymond Gratien. Subsequently, he took advantage of the teaching of Philippe Azoulay and then of Judicaël Perroy, unanimously recognized as one of the most brilliant guitarists and teachers of his generation, at the Pôle Supérieur de la Musique 93; there he obtained a DNSPM, an Interpreter License and a State Diploma.
Florent Aillaud also holds a Master of Musicology under the direction of Jean-Paul Olive and provided by the University of Paris VIII.
He perfects himself by participating in various courses and masterclasses which give him the privilege of working with Kazuhito Yamashita, Rafael Aguirre, Lorenzo Micheli, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Marcin Dylla, Roberto Aussel, Pavel Steidl and Alberto Mesirca.
He is also interested in composition; in 2020, his piece for solo guitar "Eeriest Isle After Henry Purcell" for solo guitar receives the 1st Mention of the 12th edition of the prestigious Michele Pittaluga International Competition in Alessandria (Italy) soon
published by Ut Orpheus as well as a 2nd prize for his educational composition for trio or guitar ensemble "El Tango de la Bruja" at the 11th International Composition Competition "La Mancha Guitar" in Eppelborn (Germany), published by Productions d 'Oz.
Florent Aillaud holds a Certificate of Aptitude as a guitar teacher and a Master in pedagogy from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. He teaches at C.R.D. from Ville d'Avray - Chaville (Grand Paris Seine Ouest).
The richness of their courses (CRR, Pôles Supérieurs, Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris) allow Margot and Florent Aillaud to improve their skills with great guitarists and teachers (Judicaël Perroy, Kazuhito Yamashita, Roland Dyens, Marcin Dylla, Pavel Steidl, Leo Brouwer ...). Armed with all these encounters, they shape their artistic identity and perform regularly in concert in France and abroad (Copenhagen, Berlin, Valencia, Milan ...).
They are laureates and finalists of numerous international solo and music competitions. chamber (Léopold Bellan, Nordhorn, Paris Guitar Foundation, Cap Ferret, Lichtenstein ...).
Both holders of the State Diploma of Artistic Teacher and the Certificate Aptitude for the functions of guitar teacher issued by the National Conservatory Superior of Music and Dance of Paris, they teach respectively at the Conservatory of the 11th arrondissement of Paris and at the CRD de Ville d'Avray - Chaville. Margot and Florent Aillaud are sponsored by the Savarez strings and play on guitars designed by French master luthiers Dominique Field and Bruno Perrin.
In 2020 the first volume of their disc "Les guitares bien tempées" appears under the label Interludes - Tv-Classique consisting of their transcriptions of works originally written for keyboard (harpsichord, organ, piano, various formations with piano) and composed by JS Bach, Philip Glass, César Franck, Astor Piazzolla, Manuel Maria Ponce ... The second volume will be published soon and will present in particular transcriptions of Domenico Scarlatti, Clara Schumann, Enrique Granados or even György Ligeti.