Florian Coutet tuba
Born in Monaco, Florian Coutet started his musical studies with Hervé Brisse in the North of France. Later he continued training with Melvin Culbertson, Arnaud Boukhitine and Ivan Milhiet at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon. After graduating the CNSMDL in 2007 with a masters degree in Euphonium, he then obtained a masters degree in Tuba in May 2010 in Melvin Culbertson's Tuba Class at the CNSMD in Lyon. He was also an Erasmus Student in the Maastricht Conservatorium with Prof. Hans Nickel (Solo Tuba Koln WDR Orchestra).
Mr Coutet has been awarded several prizes in prestigious competitions: a Prize of the Conseil Général des Alpes-Maritimes (Concerts in Summer Festival), 1st Prize of Rotary International Competition and European Music Competition in Picardie, Winner of the Yamaha Musique Foundation of Europe 2009 and in October 2010 he won the 1st Prize and Special Prize of the 15th International Performers Solo Tuba Competition in Brno, Czech Republic. He is also laureate of the Jan Koetsier International Brass Quintet Competition in Munich as well as Smart Is Brass in November 2010. In December 2010, he became a laureate of Fondation d’Entreprise Banque Populaire Natexis, the first tuba player within the Foundation.
Mr Coutet is regularly invited to perform with French and other European orchestras: Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Opéra de Marseille, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, Orchestre les Siécles, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Les Solistes Européens Luxembourg, Orchestre Français des Jeunes, Opéra National de Lyon, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Orchestre de Paris and other, often conducted by prestigious conductors such as Yuri Temirkanov, Marek Janowski, Mstislav Rostropovitch, Emmanuel Krivine, Kurt Masur, Tugan Soghiev, Yakov Kreizberg, Charles Dutoit, Valery Gergiev, and other.
Mr Coutet has appeared as tuba soloist at Verbier Festival Orchestra in 2009, 2010 and 2011. He is a rostered artist with Miraphone Artist.
Fascinated by chamber music, Mr Coutet is a co-founder of Smart Is Brass, a brass quintet from Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. Actually masters degree students of Michel Becquet in Lyon, they perform in various festivals in France. A brass Sextet with Olivier Bombrun (solo Trumpet Orchestre Suisse Romande) is derived from Smart Is Brass. He is also a member of Monaco Brass, a brass ensemble from the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
Mr Coutet is interested in a diversity of chamber and contemporary music. Composers such as Thierry Escaich, Gustavo Beytelmann, Etienne Perruchon, Arnaud Boukhitine and Henry Fourès have written works for him.
For more information, please visit Mr Coutet's personal website, www.floriancoutet.com.