Profile (Teachers and director)
Eric Aubier entered Maurice Andre’s class at the CNSM 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.
He performed in 25 countries worldwide, and has worked with conductors such as Chung, Foster, Robertson, Sanderling, Prêtre, Boulez, Kantorow, Bilger… and prestigious ensembles as Canadian Brass Quintet and Spanish brass, soprano Wilhemenia Fernandez and Elizabeth Vidal, organist Thierry Escaich, trombonists Michel Becquet and Alain Trudel, trumpeters Cassone, Friedrich, Harjanne, Marsalis, Eklund, Hoefs, Velenczei, Gansch… and several orchestras in famous concert halls worldwide : Paris Opera Orchestra, French Radio orchestra, Finnish Radio Orchestra, Buenos Aires Philharmonic in Colon Theatre, Lincoln Center chamber orchestra in New York, Bogota Philharmonic, NSO in Taipei, main American, Asian and South American city halls and brass contests…
He is very involved in developing the repertoire of his instrument and is the favorite 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 20th century French music for the trumpet: Ohana, Jolivet, Tomasi, Françaix, Schmitt, Hubeau, Enesco, Delerue, Sancan, Désenclos, Ibert. He has a world-wide reputation as the major interpreter in the French wind instrument tradition throughout the world, he is perceived as the one who best perpetuates the French wind instrument tradition; he is, in a sense, the « trumpet in the new light ».
Eric Aubier 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), ITG USA, Lieksa (Finland), Jeju (Korea), Budapest (Hungary). Today, his name is attached to competitions in Colombia and Chile. He teaches at the CRR of Rueil-Malmaison in France , at the Royal Academy of Music of London in UK and gives a lot of master classes in the Universities of many countries: Juilliard School of NY, Bloomington (indiana), UCLA, Oregon State (Portland), ITG, Eric Aubier became the director of a permanent academy in Spain and the Artistic Director of The “Academie Internationale de Trompette du Grand Nord de la France”
His discography includes over 100 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 and with 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 Gramaphone review. In 2004 he will record Trame V, concerto for trumpet by Martin Matalon with the National Orchestra of Lorraine for Accord / Universal. New issues in 2009: “Les vents Français” by Sony Classical, “Tanz fantaisie : The New Trumpet & Organ” with Th. Escaich and “Impressionist Balade” with Pascal Gallet (piano) by Indesens records. His CD’s are regularly awarded. The forthcoming CD dedicated to trumpet works of French composer Henri Tomasi will be released by Indesens records in next February. Eric Aubier has recorded about 12 CDs gathered in the “Eric Aubier Anthology” by Indesens records. 2014: 1st Grand Concours Latin American Eric Aubier in Medellin, Colombia. 2015 outputs of recordings of the Planel, Karol Beffa, Arvo Pärt, Jan Raats and Shostakovich. 2016 will be the year of opening of the French Institute for International Trumpet Eric Aubier in Japan.
André Henry was born in 1969 in Le Cheylard in the Ardèche, France. From the age of 12 he studied trumpet in a local orchestra, and then met Jacques Jarmasson, professor at the Avignon Conservatory of Music. In 1987, after one year of study, André received the First Prize in trumpet, unanimously awarded by the juries, and the following year, in 1988 he received the First Prize in cornet.
1991 was a very important year for Andre. He met Pierre Dutot, who was a professor at the Conservatory of Lyon. He encouraged Andre to run in the most prestigious national and international competitions.
• First Prize in the National Virtuoso Hopeful’s Competition of the Kiwanis Club of Lyon
• First Prize in Rhone Alpes contest for best trumpet
• First prize unanimously in Conservatoire National de Villeurbanne
• Winner and first appointed as a French in Toulon wind instruments International Competition
• 3rd price in Maurice André International Competition
• Second prize in the World Competition trumpet and special prize for the best interpretation of contemporary work.
• 1996 First Prize in INTERNATIONAL MUSICAL EXCUTION COMPETITION OF GENEVA
Then followed some very prestigious concerts worldwide as a soloist: Saint Petersburg, Caracas, Montreal, Vancouver, Ottawa, New York, Tokyo, Porto Alegre, Paris, Davos, Munich, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou.
Several composers have created works for André. Vicente Roncero (Spain), Marc Stekart (France), Arthur Barbosa (Brazil), Ivan Jevtic (France), Marcel Kentsubitch (Japan).
He obtained his CA professor in 1999.
From 1993 to 2000, André Henry was the Principal Trumpet at The PAYS DE LA LOIRE National Symphony Orchestra in Nantes, and as a professor taught at the Conservatoire National de Nantes region.
From 1999 to 2000 he was an assistant professor at the Conservatoire National de Lyon.
He was invited in 2001 as a principal trumpet with the Philharmonic Orchestra of China and it remained 10 years.
In 2011 he left the Chinese orchestra to become a professor of Tokyo College of Music and also invited to the Kunitachi College of music and SOAI University in Osaka, Japan.
Office director：Satoko Yano
After graduated from Ube high school in Yamaguchi, Japan, in 1991 she moved to the United States. In 1995 she recieved BA (in Spanish and French) from Weber State University in Utah. Back in Japan, she worked as an English Instructor in AEON (English School), then in 2000 moved to France and worked in Paris for a year. Again back in Japan, she was a freelance translator and English/French instructor. Form 2007 to 2010, she served as an exclusive attendant with UBE Plaza of Ube Industries Ltd.
She holds: TOEIC 930, Licenced Guide in English (national qualification), EIKEN 1-Kyu (English proficiency test in Japan, 1st Grade), FUTSUKEN jun 1-Kyu (DAPF: Diplôme d’Aptitude Pratique au Français, French proficiency test in Japan, pre-1st Grade) and high achiever prize (Sobi-Shuppansha Prize), Color Coordinator Licencing Exam 2nd Grade.