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Nicolas Crosse

Double bass Tutor

Born in 1979, studied at the Paris Conservatory (CNSMDP) under Jean-Paul Celea.

His work in contemporary music has given him a deep understanding of the XXth century repertoire. He has collaborated to create works for double bass with composers such as Luis Fernando Rizo-Salom, Lucas Fagin, Tolga Tüzün, Marco Antonio Suarez Cifuentes, Martin Matalon, Raphaël Cendo and Yann Robin.

In addition to his studies, he has played with various French orchestras including the Paris Orchestra, the Paris Opera and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, directed by Pierre Boulez, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Christoph Eschenbach and Jonathan Nott.

In 2007, during his advanced course and with the support of the Meyer Foundation and the Paris Conservatory, he recorded “cross(E)road”, a DVD consisting of Sequenza XIVb by Luciano Berio, Valentine by Jacob Druckman, Ala by Franco Donatoni (duo with cellist Alexis Descharmes), Cronica del oprimido by Lucas Fagin, as well as improvised music with clarinetist Christian Laborie.

In 2012, along with the collective Multilatérale which he is a member or, the show Je vois le Feu was created at the Archipel Festival in Geneva in close collaboration with writer Yannick Haenel and saxophonist Vincent David.

That same year, he joined the Ensemble Modern in Germany, then succeeded Frédéric Stochl with the Ensemble Intercontemporain. Since 2016, Nicolas Crosse is professor of double bass at the Conservatoire de Paris.

In 2023, Nicolas Crosse will be a tutor at the Darmstadt Summer Course for the first time.

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