Originally from Normandy, Yannick Maillet studied music at the C.N.R. in Rouen and Paris, where he obtained several diplomas (gold medal in instrument, chamber music deciphering… DEM modern horn and natural horn). He then entered the C.N.S.M. in Paris and received a horn prize in 2003.
Passionate about the interpretation of early music on period instruments, he participates in the productions and recordings of several ensembles, including Insula Orchestra, the Talens Lyriques, the Musiciens du Louvre and the Concert d’Astrée.
He has been principal horn of the orchestra Les Siècles since its creation in 2003.
He holds a Certificate of Aptitude and is a horn teacher at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Rouen.