Lionel Bord was born in Paris in 1976. He started music by learning how to play the bassoon at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nantes and then at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSM) where he was awarded a First Prize in 1998. He studied composition and orchestration with Alain Gaussin before he was admitted in the class of Emmanuel Nunes at the CNSM. He studied analysis with Frédéric Durieux and Alain Mabit, new technologies applied to composition with Luis Naon, Yan Geslin and Tom Mays and orchestration with Marc-André Dalbavie. He was awarded a prize in Analysis in 2002 and a prize in Composition in 2006. His work is varied and includes collaborations with the Habanera and Axone quartets, the Orchestre Poitou-Charentes, the Duo Maderas and also with the following directors ; Guillaume Bourgogne, François-Xavier Roth, Arie Van Beek, Dominique My and Christoph Eschenbach. In 2004, he composed Nébuleuses… for four soprano saxophones, which was published in 2009 by Henri Lemoine editions. This piece was commissioned by the Habanera Quartet; it is played on their CD L’Engrenage where it is the object of some experimental work by Luis Sclavis. In 2007, the Orchestre de Paris commissioned him Fulgurances, a piece for eight cellos and a transcription of Nuits d’été by Berlioz for voice and cellos. Recommended by Bruno Mantovani, he was contacted in 2009 by the Ensemble TM+ which commissionned a new piece that will be first performed in 2011. His futur projects include commissions from the Ensemble Intercontemporain (trio for clarinet, cello and piano – 2011), from the Ensemble Multilatérale (concerto for saxophone – 2012) and from Radio-France (work for orchestra – 2013). Lionel Bord is also the author of numerous transcriptions and orchestrations. Since 2003, he is co-principal bassoon at the Orchestre de Paris.