Yann Dubost


Born in Lyon, Yann Dubost tackles music with the violin before discovering the double bass at the age of twelve. Trained at the Grenoble Conservatory, at the National Conservatory of Music in Lyon and with Seiji Ozawa (at the International Music Academy Switzerland), he won the 1st Prizes in the international competitions of Wattrelos (1999, France), Haverhill (2004, UK), and the International Society of Bassist (2005, USA). He is also a winner of the Valentino Bucchi competition (2008, Rome) and the Cziffra foundation. He joined the Paris orchestra at nineteen years, then became solo double bass of the Radio France philharmonic orchestra in 2011. As a guest solo double bass, we find him with the London Symphony Orchestra, the chamber orchestra of Paris, the Lyon national opera, Les Dissonances. He had the chance to work under the direction of maestros Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Pierre Boulez, Valeri Gergiev, Bernard Haitink, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel, Kirill Petrenko, Daniel Harding, Mikko Franck.

A sought-after chamber musician, 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 quartets, Debussy , Diotima, Fine Arts, Modigliani. He has been associated for several years with the Easter festival of Deauville and is regularly the guest of numerous festivals: Cordes-sur-ciel, Les Arcs, Les Musiques in Marseille, Folle Journée de Nantes, Flâneries de Reims, Besançon international festival, Festival de l'Eau, Orangerie de Sceaux, Printemps des Arts de Monte-Carlo, Gstaad New Year Music Festival, Capalest (Slovakia), ModFest (USA), Schleswig-Holstein, Ultraschall (Berlin), Arties (India). He will be on tour with Christoph Eschenbach and the Thymos quartet in trout by Schubert notably at the Kennedy Center in Washington in January 2016.

A complete musician, he happily tackles the classical repertoire with the Pygmalion ensemble, and plays regularly within the Sirba Octet (Yiddish music). With Yorrick and Daniel Troman (violin and accordion), he founded the trio Les Tromano. In 2015, they recorded their first disc "Gran Bazar" (NoMadMusic), reflecting the musical eclecticism of the trio. With Delphine Biron (cello), Yann Dubost forms a duo which explores and creates an original repertoire.

He has given many creations and has had the chance to work with composers like György Kurtag, Henri Dutilleux, Betsy Jolas, Michaël Levinas, Franck Bedrossian, Marc-André Dalbavie. From his meetings with Ondrej Adamek, Yves Chauris, Carlos Roque-Alsina, Benjamin Taylor, Richard Wilson were born several pieces for double bass enriching the solo repertoire of the instrument.

A record devoted to Mendelssohn recorded in 2014 in Deauville has been released by B Records.


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