Emmanuel Hondré is currently Director of the Concerts Department at the Philharmonie de Paris / Cité de la musique, an institution usually holding 500 concerts per season. He studied at the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse in Paris focusing on history of music, aesthetics, pedagogy and musicology. The thesis for his 2001 doctorate at the University of Tours was about the establishment of the branches of the Conservatoire de musique de Paris during the 19th century.
Between 1999 and 2002 Emmanuel Hondré joined the European Science Foundation's programme of studies dedicated to European musical institutions. He is a visiting professor at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, the Geneva High School for Music, the Shanghai Art and Culture School, the Moscow Gnessin Academy of Music, the Saint Petersburg Drama University, the Amsterdam Royal Conservatory of Music and the Duke University in North Carolina, USA.
He is member of various committees of experts: French-British Committee for contemporary music – Diaphonique (London), French German Swiss Committee for contemporary music – Impuls (Berlin), Fondation Lagardère (Paris). He is also regularly invited to be a jury member for competitions like the Moscow International Competition of Opera Singers 2012, the Saint Petersburg International Competition of Opera Singers 2015, the Competizione dell’opera Moscow 2016, the Shanghai Isaac Stern International Violin Competition 2016 & 2018, the Concours International de Musique de Chambre de Lyon 2018, the Concours International de quatuor à cordes de Bordeaux 2019, and the Premio Borciani 2021.
Emmanuel Hondré is regularly invited to give lectures and conducts seminars on programming, management and musical life today in cities such as Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Yekaterinburg and Shanghai.