Paris Orchestra Brass Quintet

Brilliant French brass sound presented by the five principal soloists of the prestigious Paris Orchestra

Paris Orchestra Brass Quintet (brass quintet )

Quintette de Cuivres de l'Orchestre de Paris (Brass Quintet)

The Orchester de Paris was founded in 1967, based on the Orchester de la Conservatoire de Paris (founded in 1828), at the suggestion of André Malraux, Minister of Culture at the time, with the prestige of France as a cultural powerhouse. The first music director was the famous Alsace-born conductor Charles Munch, followed by Karajan, Solti, Barenboim, Bychkov, and Dohnányi.Since September 2000, Christoph Eschenbach, who is also known as a great pianist, has served as music director. there is The Orchester de Paris, which consists of musicians with outstanding individual skills, is characterized by a wind instrument section with clear and colorful tones that are suitable for expressing French music. Especially from the brass instrument section, you can listen to a heart-thumping transparent tone and a splendid and exquisite ensemble. All the members of the Orchester de Paris Brass Quintet, which will be visiting Japan for the first time this time, are the principal solo brass players of the Orchester de Paris, and the all-France music program they perform will appeal not only to wind instrument fans but also to all of Japan. It will surely satisfy music fans.

Frédéric Meraldi (trumpet)

Frédéric Melladi (Tp)

At the tender age of 16, he entered the Paris National Conservatoire. After three years, he graduated with the unanimous first prize. Soon after, he became principal soloist of the Lyon National Opera Orchestra under the direction of Kent Nagano. It was a big selection. In 1997, at the request of Bychkov, he became the principal soloist of the Orchester de Paris. Giulini, Boulez and other successive Parisian orchestra chefs performed. He often visits Japan with the Super World Orchestra, which consists of excellent players from around the world. 1st prize at the 1996 Portia International Competition (Italy), active as a soloist, performing with the organ at the Padua Orchestra in Venice, Hindemith's Double Concerto with the Lyon National Opera Orchestra, and with the Paris Orchestra conducted by Brüggen. Haydn's Concerto, and Shostakovich's Double Concerto, in which Rostropovich conducted the Orchester de Paris in his later years. He has also received high acclaim for his chamber music performances in Japan with the Tarich String Quartet and the Brass Quintet of the Orchester de Paris. Active in performance tours and recordings, he participated in the Austro-Hungarian brass ensemble Pro Brass. In addition, numerous recordings on the Indesens label have earned high acclaim. It was featured on the cover of the January 2014 issue of Band Journal.

Celestin Guerlain (trumpet)

Celestin Guérin (Tp)

I started learning the trumpet when I was 5 years old. After studying under French National Radio Philharmonic players Ibaim Maaluf and Gérard Boulanger, after entering the Paris Conservatoire, he studied under Paris Orchestra players Clément Garec and Pierre Gilet. Studied orchestral repertoire under both professors at the Paris Conservatoire and participated in performances at the National Opera of Paris, the Orchester de Paris, the Philharmonic National de France, and the Paris Chamber Orchestra. As an international student of Erasmus (European study abroad system), he studied under Ranholt Friedrich in Germany and refined his concerto repertoire. In 2016, he unanimously obtained a master's degree and became a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev. In the autumn of 2017, he won the 1st Eric Obie International Competition held in Rouen. A few weeks later, he was appointed principal player of the National Metz Orchestra. The following year, he won the 2nd prize at the Munich International Music Competition and at the same time won the BR Classical Prize. Currently, he is the principal solo trumpet player of the Orchester de Paris. In 2019, he joined the Orchester de Paris as principal soloist.

Andre Casale (horn)

André Cazalet (Hr)

André Casalet graduated from the Paris Conservatoire with two first prizes. After working as a soloist in the Ensemble Intercontemporin led by Boulez, since 1980 he has been the principal solo horn player of the Orchester de Paris. As a soloist, he has performed with conductors such as Eschenbach, Järvi, Bychkov, Sawallisch and Pappano. In the field of chamber music, he has performed with Barenboim, the Tarich String Quartet, Pascal Roger, the Labèque sisters, J=P Rampal, Pahud, Eschenbach, Aimard and Berezovsky. Composers dedicated works for the horn to him and often premiered them. His recording of the Brahms and Ligeti Trio won the Disc Grand Prix. Winner of the 2011 Victoire de la Musique. Received the Chevalier Order of Arts and Culture.

Guillaume Cotet-Dumoulin (trombone)

Guillaume-Cottet Dumoulin

At the age of 10, he started playing the euphonium at the Saint-Jean-d'Orpe music school. In 1993, he entered the National Conservatory of Music in Paris. Graduated in 1996 with first prize in euphonium and chamber music. In 1995, he began playing the trombone, and in 1997 entered Gilles Millière's class at the Paris Conservatoire. Received first prize in 2000. In 2001, he became the principal soloist of the Orchester de Paris, where Eschenbach is the principal conductor. Member of the Milliere Trombone Quartet since 2002. In 2003, he won the 3rd prize at the Rieksa International Competition in Finland. Since 2013, he has been a professor of trombone at the Versailles Conservatory.

Stephan Rabelli (tuba)

Stéphane Labeyrie (Tuba)

Born in 1975. In 1991, he won a gold medal at the Toulouse National Conservatory of Music with unanimous approval from the judges. In the same year, he entered the Lyon National Conservatoire. Graduated in 1995 with a unanimous award of excellence.

Won the Sydney International Tuba Competition in 1995, the Markneukirchen International Competition in 1996, and the Riva del Garda (Italy) International Competition in 1997. 2nd place in the 2008 Portia International Competition (Italy). In 2000, he was invited as a soloist to the Orchester National du Capitole Toulouse conducted by Michel Plasson. He has the nickname "Pablo Casals of the Tuba". He also won the Victoire de la Musique Award with the Pays de la Loire (Loire) Orchestra. He is also active in recitals, chamber music, and music festivals, and his recording CD <Rencontre> was awarded four stars by Diapason magazine.

At the age of 16, he became the principal solo tuba player of the Orchester de Paris after working at the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon and the Capitole National de Toulouse.

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