Matthieu Bordenave is a French saxophonist and clarinetist, who is currently based in Munich, Germany. Born in 1983 in Southern France, he began his early musical studies with classical saxophonist Christian Charnay and Jazz with Thierry Girault in Annecy, before he moved to Paris at the age of 17 where he worked Jazz Saxophone with André Villéger. He entered the national conservatory (CNSM), studying in its department of jazz and improvised music. His workshops teachers in Paris included: Chris Potter, Louis Sclavis, Paolo Fresu, Marc Johnson and renowned bass-clarinetists Jean-Marc Volta and Philippe-Olivier Deveaux. His musical education continued at the Musikhochschule of Munich where he graduated with a Master of Music, he also received the DAAD Prize as best foreign student.