Isabelle Dhordain, at Les Lilas on April 21, 2016. -


France Inter and its listeners mourn Isabelle Dhordain.

The journalist and music critic, who has long hosted

Le pont des artistes

 on France Inter, a show where she helped many musicians get started, has died, public radio announced on Sunday.

The radio, which echoed his death on its airwaves, is preparing a tribute which will be broadcast on its antenna.

"Music loses one of its ambassadors," said its musical director, Jocelyn Perrotin on Twitter.

Benjamin Biolay salutes his memory

Born in 1959, Isabelle Dhordain had radio in her blood and the round house was like a second house: she was the daughter of Roland Dhordain, one of the founding fathers of modern radio and a great voice of France Inter, and of Elisabeth Lansac, actress and producer of France Culture.

Passionate about music, she made her debut in a free radio, then joined her father at France Inter and launched with him

Le pont des artistes

, a program she had presented from 1988 to 2013.

She helped many artists to get started, in all contemporary musical styles, from Dominique A to Sanseverino, from Mathieu Chedid to Têtes Raides, including Vincent Delerm and Les Négresses Vertes… On Instagram, Benjamin Biolay praised his memory and his “legendary enthusiasm”.


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