After winning five first prizes at the National Conservatory of Music in Paris (analysis, aesthetics, orchestration, composition, history of music) and participated in IRCAM's composition and computer music curriculum, Bruno Mantovani began an international career .
His works are performed at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Cologne Philharmonic, the Lucerne KKL, the Milan Scala, the Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center in New York, as well as the City of Music and Music. Salle Pleyel in Paris. Faithful to his favorite interpreters, he collaborates with
prestigious soloists (Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Alain Billard, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Antoine Tamestit, Tabea Zimmermann), conductors (Pierre Boulez, Sir Andrew Davis, Peter Eötvös, Laurence Equilbey, Günther Herbig, Emmanuel Krivine ...) together ( Accentus, TM +, Ensemble intercontemporain) and orchestras (symphony orchestras from Bamberg and Chicago, WDR Cologne, The Philharmonic Chamber, radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Saarbrücken, BBC of London and the BBC of Wales, Radio France, Turin RAI, Lucerne Academy Orchestra, Paris Opera, Paris Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic Orchestras, Liege, Tokyo NHK, Sinfonia Varsovia, Radio Symphony Orchestra (RSO) Vienna).
Bruno Mantovani receives several awards in international competitions and numerous awards for his recordings. He is a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters in January 2010. Passionate about the relationship between music and other forms of artistic expression, he collaborates with novelists Hubert Nyssen and Eric Reinhardt, librettists Christophe Ghristi and François Regnault, the chef Ferran Adrià, the choreographers Jean-Christophe Maillot and Angelin Preljocaj, as well as the filmmaker Pierre Coulibeuf. His work regularly questions the history of Western music (Bach, Gesualdo, Rameau, Schubert, Schumann) and popular repertoires (jazz, oriental music). In March 2011, the Opéra national de Paris creates in Bastille Akhmatova, opera on the life of the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova.
In recent years, Bruno Mantovani has also devoted himself to orchestra conducting. In July 2010, Bruno Mantovani is appointed director of the National Conservatory of Music of Paris. In 1999, Bruno Mantovani was in residence at the Herrenhaus in Edenkoben (Germany) thereby translating his deep affinity for German musical culture.