Introduced to music at the age of four by a guitarist father, Cyril Chantelot learns piano, guitar and percussion. Then, he enriched his instrumental practice by studying music writing and analysis at the CNSM in Paris, where he graduated five prizes (Analysis, Orchestration, Harmony, XXth Century Writing and Counterpoint) and two diplomas of higher education (with high honours).
At the same time, he entered the world of contemporary creation by participating in Studio en ligne (a IRCAM’s project) and by copying the scores of young composers from this institution.
With his work as a lyrical orchestrator, Cyril Chantelot is a member of the SACD. He worked on 19th century manuscripts as a copyist for Boosey & Hawkes and has also composed two Canzone for the Ensemble les Sacqueboutiers (in homage to Venetian composers of the Renaissance).
Wishing to pass on his passion for music, he has taught orchestral history and ethnomusicology at the University of Versailles, but also analysis and writing at the Conservatoire d’Argenteuil. Cyril Chantelot is currently a professor at the CRR of Toulouse, at the isdaT and at the University of Toulouse – Jean Jaurès for the writing and musical training study.