Yann Dubost
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Yann Dubost double bass


Yann Dubost was born in Lyon, France in 1983. His talent and originality established him as one of the most promising double bass player of his generation. He was an award winner at the Cziffra Foundation in 2007, and has been chosen to be part of the CulturesFrance's "Déclic" Scheme 2008, sponsored by Radio France - Société Générale, which supports the most outstanding young French classical musicians. Among his many awards are: First Prize at the 8th International Competition of Wattrelos (France) in 1999, First Prize of the Haverhill Soloist Competition (England) in 2004, Third Prize at the Premio Valentino Bucchi (Roma) in 2008 and First prize of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition (USA) in 2005.

Mr Dubost regularly participates in festivals such as Deauville, Les Arcs, Les Musiques in Marseille, La Folle Journée in Nantes and Les Rencontres Musicales d'Enghien (Belgium). His chamber music partners include Bertrand Chamayou, Antoine Tamestit, Roland Pidoux, Régis Pasquier, Svetlin Roussev, Augustin Dumay, Quintette Moragues and the Modigliani Quartet. Mr Dubost is interested in a wide variety of music. He had been part of the gypsy trio NOMAD lib' with Mathieu Névéol (violin) and Yorrick Troman (guitar) for two years. He is now a member of the trio "Les TromanO" for violin, accordion and bass.

In 2002, Mr Dubost joined the Orchestre de Paris and the ensemble of contemporary music "L'Itinéraire". Fond of new compositions, he premiered and recorded several pieces for solo bass and has worked with composers such as Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtag, Michaël Levinas, Betsy Jolas and Marc-André Dalbavie. He recently recorded "Digital" by Frank Bedrossian (Sismal Records), and "Gravitas" by Richard Wilson (Albany Records). "Gravitas" was written especially for him. Seiji Ozawa selected him twice (in 2006 and 2008) to take part in his International Music Academy – Switzerland, where he worked with Maestro Ozawa, Robert Mann, Pamela Frank, Nobuko Imai and Sadao Harada. During 2006, he was also Principal Double Bass in the London Symphony Orchestra.

Mr Dubost studied with Philippe Guingouain and Bernard Cazauran, and graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon. He is now musician-in-residence in the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.

Further information on Yann Dubost can be found at his website: www.yanndubost.com.