Eric Aubier


Brass - International Visiting Professor of Trumpet

International trumpet soloist

Jury member for many international trumpet competitions

Featured trumpeter on dozens of recordings of solo, chamber and orchestral works

Eric is very involved in developing the repertoire of his instrument and is the favourite trumpet player of many composers who dedicate their works to him, notably Nicolas Bacri, Thierry Escaich, Betsy Jolas, Carlos Grätzer, Martin Matalon, and Charles Chaynes. He also breathes new life into the beautiful twentieth-century French music for the trumpet: Ohana, Jolivet, Tomasi, Françaix, Schmitt, Hubeau, Enesco, Delerue, Sancan, Désenclos and Ibert.

He has become the most eminent French representative invited to sit regularly for juries at such international competitions as Munich (ARD Germany), Paris (Maurice André), Porcia (Italia), Markneukirchen (Germany), International Trumpet Guild USA, Lieksa (Finland), Jeju (Korea) and Budapest (Hungary). Today, his name is attached to competitions in Colombia and Chile. He teaches at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional of Rueil-Malmaison in France, at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a guest professor and gives masterclasses in the universities of many countries: Juilliard School, Bloomington (Indiana), University of California Los Angeles, Oregon State (Portland), and many countries in Asia. Eric Aubier became the director of a permanent academy in Japan and Korea and the Artistic Director of the Academie Internationale de Trompette du Grand Nord de la France.

Eric entered Maurice Andre's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris at the age of 14 where he was the youngest graduate at the time, earning three first prizes. He later won various prizes in international competitions in Prague, Toulon and Paris and Rolf Liebermann named Eric Aubier the solo trumpet for the Paris Opera Orchestra. He was only nineteen at the time.

From 1995 on, he devoted himself to his career as an international soloist and professor.

Eric has performed in twenty-five countries worldwide, and has worked with conductors such as Chung, Foster, Robertson, Sanderling, Prêtre, Boulez, Kantorow and Bilger and prestigious ensembles as Canadian Brass Quintet and Spanish Brass Luur Metall, soprano Wilhemenia Fernandez and Elizabeth Vidal, organist Thierry Escaich, trombonists Michel Becquet and Alain Trudel and trumpeters Cassone, Friedrich, Harjanne, Marsalis, Eklund, Hoefs, Velenczei and Gansch. He has performed with several orchestras in world-famous concert halls: Paris Opera Orchestra, French Radio orchestra, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic in Colon Theatre, Lincoln Center Chamber Orchestra in New York, Bogota Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra in Taipei in addition to the main American, Asian and South American city halls and brass contests.

His discography includes over one hundred works produced by Sony Classical, Arion/Pierre Vérany, Calliope, Mandala, Bis, Accord/Universal. La Trompette Française won the Diapason d'Or, Recommandé by Classica. His recording of Tanz Fantaisie by Thierry Escaich won the Grand Prix des Lycéens de la Lettre du musicien et Musique Nouvelle en Liberté. The recording of the Concertino by Skaalkottas (Bis) also earned a ‘Recommandé’ by Répertoire and was distinguished in the Gramophone review. Eric Aubier has recorded twelve CDs gathered in the Eric Aubier Anthology by Indesens records.


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