Pedagogy, articles & publications

Parallel to his concert activities, Henri Tournier has always spared a privileged place to the transmission. From 1983-2005 Henri Tournier taught Western classical flute and repertoire at the Municipal Conservatoire of Paris, and from 1989-1991 at the National Conservatoire of Reunion Island where he organized cultural exchanges with India and Mauritius.

He is working since 1995 as assistant-guest-teacher to Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia at the Conservatoire of Rotterdam-Codarts where he also teach improvisation, Indian theory, supervised World Music students studies and Master students’ artistic researches. (
He as been appointed since September 2016 as teacher of Indian Classical Music in the "Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris".

Member of the French Society of Ethnomusicology, he holds the French Teacher Certification for Traditional Music (2001), participated world symposiums (Music symposium on improvisation (Sangeet Research Academy at Mumbay), 4th European Conference on the Musical Analysis Rotterdam – AEMT Worshop-Cité de la Musique de Paris— Francophone Worshops of researches on musical education Paris
(, Les états généraux des musiques du monde-Mondomix-Paris (, Symposium MORE Cité de la musique-Paris (, Flute Convention-Paris.

He is teaching « Indian Music and Modal Improvisation » to teachers and a larger public in the Framework of master-classes, residences and worshops.

He contributed to the publishing of various works : “The Raga Guide” of Joep Bor, (edition 2000 Nimbus/Rotterdam Conservatorium) and "Hindustani Music 13th to 20th Centuries" (edition 2009 Codarts - Manohar).

He is the author of “Hariprasad Chaurasia and the Art of Improvisation” a discovery step by step of the North Indian Music published in October 2010 in both French and English versions (edition Accords-croisés-Codarts, distribution Harmonia mundi) "Coup de coeur" Award from the Académie Charles Cros 2010. (