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SIte de Jean Louis Couturier

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Jean-Louis COUTURIER, born in 1963, first started his musical apprenticeship with the study of the trumpet at the National School of Music of Annecy, his birth town.

He carried on superior studies at the Conservatoire National de Région of Dijon. Fascinated by baroque music and specifically by natural brass instruments, he continued his mastering of the trumpet with virtuoso baroque soloist Edward H. Tarr, in Basel, Switzerland.

With Désiré Dondeyne, as for orchestration and composition, he passes with honors a competitive examination to become assistant-conductor in the French Army. He then is appointed as a musical consultant in the Army Academy of music, based in Versailles. Later on, Jean-Louis Couturier is chosen by the French Air Force to assume missions of command as wit :

- Conductor of the special Air Force Academy for N.C.O. based in Rochefort ;
- Conductor of the Air Force Military base of Aix-en-Provence,
- Conductor of the Air Force natural brass band, in Paris
Jean-Louis COUTURIER is still learning from eminent teachers of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique of Paris :
- Bernard de Crépy
- Jacques Castérède (Grand Prix de Rome)
- Michel Merlet (Grand Prix de Rome)
- Roger Boutry (Grand Prix de Rome)
- Hatto Bayerle

Among the hundred pieces he composed or arranged, we find music for light music symphonic orchestras. Many of his works were played by the Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Garde Républicaine or the Musique des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris.

Jean-Louis Couturier's many works reveal a keen research for historical rediscoveries of forgotten age-old pieces for brass instruments. Those works can be found in the catalogue of the main publishing editors in France (Editions A. Leduc, Editions G. Billaudot, Editions Henry Lemoine, Editions Combre...) and Swizerland (The Brass Press - Editions BIM for F.G.A. Dauverné's Anthology).


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