BASS TROMBONIST PARIS OPERA ORCHESTRA
developped by Daniele Morandini, Principal trombone of La Scala de Milano/developped by James Markey, Bass trombonist of the Boston Symphony.
Guillaume VARUPENNE was born in November 13th, 1985 ; he began his musical studies with euphonium until he obtained his master ( 2004 ) in Lyon Conservatory ( CNSM) with Mel Culbertson as professor.During the years 2003-2005 he studied trombone and bass trombone and become bass trombone solo in Paris Opera Orchestra in 2006, a position he held until now.
Since then, he played with the greatest French Orchestra ( paris orchestra, french radio orchestra, etc) under the direction of the greatest conductors of our time ( Esa- Pekka Salonen, P.Boulez, S.Bychkov, G. Dudamel, P.Jordan, C.Von Dohnanyi, S.Ozawa, S.Malki etc.) and participated in french music festival with various orchestra as well as national and international trombone festival ( aix en provence festival, ITF, chaise dieu, radio france).
He also graduated some International price : 1st price in « Spedidam » French National Trombone/Bass Trombone competition ( 2010), 2nd price in Jeju International Brass competition in bass trombone ( 2014 ) , 4th price in Intermusica International winds competition in Austria ( 2014 ).
Guillaume VARUPENNE was also Trombone professor in paris conservatory 13th arr. ( 2013-2018) and was assistant professor in paris CNSMDP (2011-2014).
Guillaume VARUPENNE plays on Bach 50 lacquered Bass trombone with Hagmann Valves and Anonimo B2 Mouthpiece ( created by Daniele Morandini, Principal trombone of La Scala de Milano )/Griego mouthpiece model Markey 93 ( developped by James Markey, Bass trombonist of The Boston Symphony )
Bass trombone audition experience :
-Invited in San Francisco Symphony ( 2022 ), Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra
( 2017 ), New York Philharmonic, Zurich Tonhalle and Opera, Basel Symphony, Munich Radio Orchestra, Kyushu Symphony, DSO Berlin, Gewandhaus Orchestra, French Radio Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony.
-Attempt the Semi-Finale in San Francisco Symphony ( 2022 ), New york Philharmonic
( 2013 ), Tonhalle Zurich ( 2011 ) and -Finalist in The French Radio Orchestra ( 2006 ), Paris Opera ( 2006- winner) and The Kyushu Symphony ( 2015-no winner ).
Beside his musical activities in Paris Opera as Bass and Contrabass Trombone Solo, Guillaume Varupenne is also owner of a 500h diploma of Yoga Vinyasa and fervent practitioner of this art ; he lives near Paris with his wife and 4 years old son.