Sébastian Jacot
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Sébastian Jacot flute


Born in Geneva, Sébastian Jacot started playing the flute at age eight. He studied with Isabelle Giraud and at age fifteen 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 Master of Pedagogy and Master of Specialized Interpretation both with Distinction.

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 advanced to the Finals when he auditioned for the position of Principal Flute at the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in May 2014. He has been invited as principal flute in orchestras such as the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Mozart Orchestra in Bologna under Maestro Claudio Abbado, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Stockholm Radio Symphony Orchestra, and is a regular player with the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He regularly presents recitals, leads masterclasses and also performs in chamber music. He participated to the Festival d' Antibes, 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 has received many prizes including the First prize and Audience prize at the famous Kobe International Flute Competition in 2013 and also First Prize and Best Interpretation of a Contemporary Creation at the 2014 Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition.

Mr Jacot is now building a recording studio and in preparation for upcoming international competitions such as Geneva 2014 and Munich ARD 2015. His next projects as soloist are a tour in Japan in December playing C.P.E. Bach D minor with Tokyo Ensemble, Saitama Ensemble and Kobe Ensemble, a New Year's Eve Concert in Munich playing C.P.E. Bach again with the Munich Chamber Orchestra and in June will record Nielsen Ibert and Reinecke Concerti with Odense Symphony.

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 Director of Arts Global, Heather de Haes.