Clément Saunier

Clément Saunier began training at the Surgères music school at age six. He studied the trumpet with Pierre Gillet and Gérard Boulanger before entering the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he studied under Clément Garrec and Jens McManama. He won 1st prize in trumpet and chamber music before continuing on to do a Masters degree. Clément joined the Ensemble intercontemporain in 2013.

His performances at international trumpet concerts have earned him several major prizes in Porcia (Italy), Prague, Jeju (South Korea), Brussels, Paris “Maurice-André” and “Tchaikovsky” in Moscow.

Clément has been invited to give solo performances at major French festivals (Pablo Casals in Prades, La Folle Journée de Nantes, Auvers-sur-Oise, etc.) and international festivals (Colombia, Taiwan, USA, Japan and China). He is a founding member of the Trombamania ensemble and the Brass Band Aeolus, with whom he explores various repertoires for brass instruments on French and international stages. He has made a number of albums, including several 20th century concertos for trumpet and orchestra, released by Cristal Records, Maguelone and Corelia. Clément Saunier teaches at the 13th arrondissement Conservatory in Paris.

As of June 2016

Clément Saunier

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