Sébastian Jacot flute
Born in Geneva in 1987, Sébastian Jacot started playing the flute at age eight. He studied with Isabelle Giraud and at age fifteen he was accepted into the Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in Prof. Jacques Zoon's class. There he studied until 2010 when he obtained his Pedagogy and Soloist diploma with Distinction.
Mr Jacot has received First prize in 2002 and 2004 at the Youth Swiss Music Competition, in 2005 he was named Soloist of the Year by the "Jmanuel und Evamaria Schenk Stiftung" for playing the Joaquin Rodrigo's Concierto Pastoral and in April 2013 he has won First prize and Audience prize at the famous Kobe International Flute Competition.
From 2006 to 2008, Mr Jacot was Assistant Principal Flute under Maestro Edo de Waart at the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2008 he has served as Principal Flutist at the Saito Kinen Festival under Maestro Seiji Osawa and is now Solo Flutist at the Contrechamps Ensemble in Geneva.
Mr Jacot has been invited to play in orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Mozart Orchestra in Bologna under Maestro Claudio Abbado, the Chamber Orchestra of Geneva, and plays regularly at the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He is also very interested in chamber music. He participated to the Festival Amadeus in Geneva as well as the festival Les Musicales in Colmar with Marc Coppey, Romain Guyot and Jeremy Menuhin. As his three brothers, his sister and his mother are all musicians, they have together performed over one hundred concerts throughout Europe, Mexico, Algeria and Hong Kong.
Mr Jacot is now building a recording studio and in preparation for several upcoming international competitions.
Mr Jacot plays one of three cocus wooden Haynes made in 1999, a 14k custom made golden Parmenon and a silver Miyasawa generously given by the President of the Arts Global, Heather de Haes.