Thierry Salmona started studying flute when he was 10, with professor Pierre Sechet and then Maurice Pruvot. He also studied singing with Bruce Brewer and conducting in Paris’ Schola Cantorum with Jean-Claude Harteman. He sang in the Paris Orchestra’s Choir, and played with the Paris Orchestra young artists Orchestra. He played flute and recorder and sang the tenor voice with many amateurs groups. Thierry Salmona graduated from Paris’ Ecole Normale Superieure, with aggregation of mathematics, and the Paris School of Mine. He had a long carrier both in the French Administration and in the chemical and minerals Industry where he held the position of Chief Technical Officer of Imerys’ group for many years. He works today as a consultant.