Claude Pichaureau, born in 1940, notably obtained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris the 1st Prize for bass trombone, harmony, fugue, composition and conducting.
Orchestra musician, then professor at the CNR of Boulogne-Billancourt and Paris, director of the E.N.M. de Limoges, full professor at C.N.S.M.P. since 1972, has pursued in parallel his activity as composer and conductor in France and abroad.
Great tour in South America with Lyane DAYDE and the Grand Ballet Classique de France. Created "L'Eau et le Feu" and "La Grande Menace" with the Orchester de Paris, from tapestries by Jean Lurçat as well as "Aranéa", choreographic show with Jeanine Charrat (Ballet Van Vlaanderen and Bucharest Orchestra ).
Head of the Music of the Guardians of the Peace of Paris (1981-1991). Appointed artistic director-conductor of the C.N.S.M.P. in 1992, by Xavier Darasse. (Sessions 1993-1994-1995).
Creation of the version with Harmony Orchestra of "choral, cadence and fugato" by Henri Dutilleux (1995), Orchestration C. Pichaureau, Ed. A. Leduc. Composes around twenty works for Symphony Orchestra or Chamber Music, around thirty transcriptions and arrangements for Orchestra of Harmony, as well as around ten educational works published by Choudens, Leduc, Billaudot, R. Martin, Salabert, GB Music, Symphony-Land.
Guest conductor by various Orchestras (RTF: Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, Lamoureux and Pasdeloup Concerts, Berlioz Festival in Lyon, Grand Ducal Orchestra of Luxembourg, Paris Orchestra), Universities: USA (Oregon, Washington) 1996, Japan (Tokyo, Oita , Fukuoka ...) 1997 and 1998.
Co-productions with the Cité de la Musique de Paris (1997 - 1998). Responsible for Training "Orchestra Direction" by CFEDEM de Haute Normandie (DEIV), CNR de Rouen (1997-1998). Master-classes carried out at the Geidai University of the Arts and the Shobi private higher school (Tokyo), Nagoya University, Fukuaka / Japan (2000 and 2001).