Pierre Mendola

Session Flutist, Improviser

5 Reviews (5 Verified)
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•French flutist equally experienced in classical music & jazz /improvisation ! •Live w/ Orchestre National de Lyon, Ambrose Akinmusire, John Hollenbeck, Jean Michel Pilc •Bachelor in Jazz Flute Performance •Flutist for the Orchestre de la Francophonie •Solo sessions w/ Jean Michel Pilc, Razalaz, GinTonic Orchestra, Dolaccio, MPB Sextet

Hi there!
I am a freelance flutist equally experienced in studio sessions and live performances. My session work includes working on recordings with renown jazz pianist Jean Michel Pilc for the "IWP"sessions, exploring free improvisation; Jazz/Funk band Razalaz for their album "Ocean Sucré", and Broken Beats/Electronic music band Gin Tonic Orchestra for their debut EP "Stefania".
I am equipped with a professional recording setup, which will allow me to give you high quality recordings.
I will never submit a job that I am not happy with.
I adapt to any kind of music, looking forward to working on yours!

About me,
I come from France and have been classically trained with the French school of flute. I hold a Diplome d'Etudes Musicales from St Etienne Conservatory, a Musicology Bachelor from Strasbourg University and a Bachelor in Flute Jazz Performance from McGill University .
I have played as a soloist with the renown Orchestre National de Lyon, under the baton of conductor L. Slatkin and am also specialized in jazz and improvisation

Reach out to me if you would like to collaborate!

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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Dunn ".

    Your flute track is smoking Hot! You did an excellent job. You are a very talented musician. You listen and pay close attention to your client's needs and you excuses with amazing results. Your flute playing is very forward thinking but yet..."Timeless."
    Keep on giving us the best that you got....Dunn

  2. Review by Axel H.

    Pierre is a stellar flute player. We recorded 13 small pieces in the style of 60/70s Bigband/Easy Listening with him. Not only he played every difficult passage effortlessly but also played everything with great musicality. Every note was spot on, and absolutely no editing was needed.
    Highly recommended.

  3. Review by Mario M.

    Pierre is a virtuous musician, so creative, dynamic and elegant in every single note he performs. Communication and work were great from beginning to end, and he even gave me some recommendations to improve my overall production, which I appreciate, deeply. It was a pleasure to work with him and hopefully we will do more music in future projects.

  4. Review by M
    by M

    Brilliant player! Would Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Dan O.
    by Dan O.

    Pierre did a wonderful flute solo over an "introduction" style house track I have been writing. He was able to work within a very short timeframe and gave me a very inspiring piece to work with. Hope to work with him again!

Interview with Pierre Mendola

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I won Montreal International Film Scoring Competition, using a lot of recorded sounds so I am very proud of this work.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Chloe Mendola, superb cellist.

  5. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  6. A: Remote working.

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: If I can do a solo over their track.

  9. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  10. A: I don;t know!

  11. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  12. A: What style they are aiming for, or do they give me total freedom?

  13. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  14. A: Don't hesitate to provide a track even unfinished, send me the track with and without your midi flute if there is one.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: Diversified.

  17. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  18. A: Always finish a song.

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: Jazz, latin jazz, electronic music, Classical music.

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: Improvisation, sound.

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: Professional improvisation, high quality flute sound.

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: Warm up, listening to the track, playing with it, figuring the harmony, record.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: Rode NT5, Mackie Big Knob Studio +, Ableton

  29. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  30. A: Film scoring

  31. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  32. A: Both

  33. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  34. A: High quality sound, both in classical and jazz or improv. I have been taught for years how to master this beautiful instrument.

  35. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  36. A: Flute, piano and a lot of sheet music

  37. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  38. A: I have started the flute at age 6. I ve been playing for 21 years now! Started with classical, then jazz and improvisation.

  39. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  40. A: Erykah Badu, just because she is the best.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Kaidi Tatham, Ravel

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: Flute solos on any genre

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I was the Flutist in this production

  • FluteAverage price - $150 per song
Terms Of Service

I charge the first rework based on what you need me to re-do and the time it will take me.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gin Tonic Orchestra
  • Razalaz
  • Jean-Michel Pilc
Gear Highlights
  • MackieBigKnobStudio+
  • Rode NT5
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Professional classical musician quality flute sound for classical and jazz/improv