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Philippe Cuper - Renowned Soloist; Solo Clarinetist in Paris Opera Orchestra
« He is one of the best representatives of the instrument, soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, he is on all fronts with the same quite ease, the same comforting serenity. »
(Michael Le Naour, journalist « Le Monde de la Musique »).
Principal Clarinet of the Paris National Opera Orchestra (since 1984), Philippe Cuper was invited by the Berlin Philharmonic, « La Scala de Milano », Bavarian Radio Symphonic, Czech Philharmonic, Moscow Symphonic, Sinfonia Varsovia, Orchestre de Paris, National de France, Ensembles Contemporains in Paris… under the direction of the maestros Sawallisch, Ozawa, Abbado, Maazel, Mehta, Boulez, Prêtre, Dohnanyi, Barenboim, Gergiev, Salonnen, Conlon, Chung, Jordan…
Born in Lille, Philippe Cuper wins many international rewards like Munich, Prague, Viotti, Slovak prize, medal in Geneva, Orvieto, Mravinsky medal in Saint Petersburg after his studies at the Sorbonne University and at the Paris Conservatoire (CNSM) where he got a first prize with exceptionnally high honours. His clarinet teachers were Gilbert Voisin (Cahuzac’s student), Guy Dangain, Guy Deplus, Henri Druart and he receive some advices from J. Lancelot, A. Boutard, S. Drucker (New York Philharmonic) and J. Hubeau, P. Pasquier (chamber music).
He has recorded about 40 CD's (some of which are winners of the French Grammy), he played with famous string quartets : Talich, Kocian, Takacs, Enesco, Parisi, Benaïm… Wanderer Trio or pianists like P. Badura-Skoda, P.L. Aimard, M.W. Chung, L. Cabasso, F. Chaplin… Violonists : R. Ricci, A. Brussilovsky, O. Charlier, L. Korcia… the Paris Wind Octet that he founded in 1986.
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