Yann Dubost


Born in Lyon, Yann Dubost started to love music playing violin and then discovered double bass when he was twelve. Formed at the conservatory of Grenoble, at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique de Lyon and with Seiji Ozawa (during the International Music Academy Switzerland), he won the 1st prize at the international competitions of Wattrelos (1999, France), Haverhill (2004, UK), and of the International Society of Bassist (2005, USA). He was also a laureate of the Valentino Bucchi competition (2008, Rome) and of the Cziffra foundation. He joined the Orchestre de Paris when he was nineteen, then became a solo double bassist of the Radio France philharmonic orchestra in 2011. He played as invited solo double bassist with the London Symphony Orchestra, the Chamber orchestra of Paris, the Opéra national de Lyon and Les Dissonances. He had the chance of working under the conduction of Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Pierre Boulez, Valeri Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Harding, Mikko Franck.

Refined chamber music, he shared the stage with Frank Braley, Renaud Capuçon, Bertrand Chamayou, Christophe Coin, Augustin Dumay, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Laloum, Roland and Raphaël Pidoux, Jérôme Pernoo, Philippe Berrod, the Moraguès quintet, the Ardeo, Debussy, Diotima, Fine Arts, Modigliani quartets. He has been partnered artist, for several years now, of the Easter Festival of Deauville and is regularly invited to many festivals: Cordes-sur-ciel, Les Arcs, Les Musiques in Marseille, Folle Journée in Nantes, Flâneries in Reims, International festival of Besançon, Festival de l'Epau, Orangerie de Sceaux, Spring Arts Festival of Monte-Carlo, Gstaad New Year Music Festival, Capalest (Slovakia), ModFest (USA), Schleswig-Holstein, Ultraschall (Berlin), Arties (India). He has been on tour with Christoph Eschenbach and the Thymos quartet in La Truite of Schubert, especially at the Kennedy Centre of Washington in January 2016.

This all-round musician welcomes with joy the classic repertoire played with the Pygmalion ensemble, and regularly plays with the Sirba octuor (Yiddish music). He founded with Yorrick and Daniel Troman (violin and accordion) Les Tromano trio. They recorded their first album titled Gran Bazar (NoMadMusic) in 2015, reflecting the musical versatility of the trio. With Delphine Biron (cello), Yann Dubost formed a duo exploring and creating an original repertoire.

He provided several creations and had the chance of working with several composers such as György Kurtag, Henri Dutilleux, Betsy Jolas, Michaël Levinas, Franck Bedrossian, Marc-André Dalbavie. From the encounters with Ondrej Adamek, Yves Chauris, Carlos Roque-Alsina, Benjamin Taylor, Richard Wilson aroused several pieces for double bass, enriching the solo repertoire of this instrument.

An album dedicated to Mendelssohn and recorded in 2014 in Deauville was released by B Records.