Born in 1979, Nicolas Crosse studied at the Paris Conservatory with Jean-Paul Celea. _MG_4855_4.jpg

His work in the field of contemporary music has given him a deep understanding of the 20th century repertoire. At the Paris Conservatory as well as at IRCAM, Nicolas has collaborated and premiered the works of living composers such as:

''Torrente'' for contrabass and ensemble : Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom.

''Crònica del oprimido'' for contrabass and electronics : Lucas Fagin.

''Metathesis'' for contrabass and electronics : Tolga Tüzün.

''Maquina Mistica'' for contrabass and electronics : Marco Antonio Suarez Cifuentes.

In addition to his studies, Nicolas Crosse has played with some of the leading ensembles in France, including the Paris Orchestra, the Paris Opera, and Ensemble InterContemporain, directed by Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach, and Jonathan Nott.

Since 2006, he has played throughout Europe with the ensemble “Les Jeunes Solistes” (dir. Rachid Safir), premiering Miserere Homnibus, by Klaus Huber.

This year Nicolas won first prize in the category of contemporary music at the competition “Haut les Basses”, organized by the Association of Bassists and Contrabassists of France.

In October 2007, with the support of the Meyer Foundation and the Paris Conservatory, Nicolas has produced cross(E)road, a DVD of works consisting of: Sequenza 14b by Luciano Berio, Valentine by Jacob Druckman, Ala by Franco Donatoni (duo with the violoncellist Alexis Descharmes), Cronica del Oprimido by Lucas Fagin, as well as improvised music with clarinetist Christian Laborie.

As soloist, he has performed in France, Switzerland, and Columbia, performing works of Luciano Berio, Sofia Gubaïdulina, Franco Donatoni, Jacob Druckman, Pascal Dusapin, Vinko Globokar, among others.



DVD cross(E)road

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