Emmanuel Pahud enjoys an extensive international career as soloist and chamber musician and, aged 22, joined Berliner Philharmoniker as Principal Flute, a position which he still holds today.
He appears regularly in concert series, festivals and with orchestras worldwide, collaborating with conductors such as Pietro Antonini, Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Iván Fischer, Valery Gergiev, John Eliot Gardiner, Daniel Harding, Paavo Järvi, Yannick Nézét-Séguin, Trevor Pinnock, Simon Rattle or David Zinman.
Emmanuel Pahud gives recitals with pianists Eric Le Sage, Alessio Bax and Yefim Bronfman. In 1993, he founded the Salon-de-Provence Festival with Eric Le Sage and Paul Meyer and gives chamber music performances and recordings with them and François Leleux, Paul Meyer, Gilbert Audin and Radovan Vlatkovic as part of Les Vents Français.
Emmanuel Pahud is committed to expanding flute repertoire with new commissions by composers such as Elliott Carter, Marc-André Dalbavie, Toshio Hosokawa, Michaël Jarrell, Philippe Manoury, Matthias Pintscher, Christian Rivet, Luca Francesconi and Erkki-Sven Tüür.
Emmanuel Pahud records exclusively for Warner Classics and has received the Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres for his contribution to music, is HonRAM of the Royal Academy of Music, an Ambassador for Unicef and recipient of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize for 2024.