Guy Touvron

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Guy Touvron is an artist at the very height of his powers. The winner of three international Grands Prix – Munich, Geneva and Prague – he made a very early start to what has been a brilliant career, which has to date seen him give 3,500 concerts. He has played with some prestigious orchestras – the English Chamber Orchestra, Mozarteum Salzburg, La Scala Milan, the Lucerne Festival Strings, the Prague Chamber Orchestra, Symphonia Varsovia, the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, and the Orchestre d’Auvergne, as well as numerous great symphony orchestras, such as the Orchestre National de Lyon, the Capitole de Toulouse, Lille, Lorraine, and Garde Républicaine de Paris Orchestras, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared at some of the greatest concert venues in the world – the Berlin Philharmonic Hall, La Scala Milan, the Salle Pleyel, the Royal Albert Hall in London, and the Konzertverein Vienna.

Guy has performed under the baton of conductors such as Serge Baudo, Sylvain Cambrelaing, Jean-Claude Casadeus, Emmanuel Krivine, Michel Plasson, Claudio Scimone, etc. He takes part in festivals across the world, as well as in France – Salzburg (Austria), Pollença (Spain), Lanaudière (Canada), Stresa (Italy), Montreux (Switzerland), Jerusalem, and La Chaise Dieu in France; and he regularly plays in the USA, Japan, and China, as well as in all the countries of Europe. He puts his talent at the service of both the music of the baroque and chamber music, as well as of contemporary composers. More than twenty-five compositions have been written for him by contemporary composers – Karol Beffa, Charles Chaynes, Graciane Finzi, Antony Girard, Jacques Loussier, Alain Margoni and François Rauber.

Guy Touvron has recorded more than seventy-five records (EMI, BMG, Philips, Ligia Digital, Erato, etc) and, in parallel with his career as a solo artist, he works as a teacher devoting himself to imparting his experience to young artists in numerous master classes and academies, such as the Juilliard School in New York, as well as in Tokyo, Nice and Biella. He holds a professorship at the Paris Conservatoire ( Conservatoire Superieur de Paris-CNR) and is an Officer of the Ordre National de Mérite of France. He has just published a biography of Maurice André, entitled “Maurice André – une trompette pour la renommée” (“Maurice André – a Trumpet for Fame”) with the Éditions du Rocher. Guy Touvron is a man of the heart who puts all of his feeling and talent at the disposal of music and of his public.