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Yann Dubost
Double bass player

Born in Lyon (France), Yann Dubost began studying music with the violin, then the double bass. He studied with Philippe Guingouain and Bernard Cazauran, graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon, and joined in 2002 the Orchestre de Paris, at the age of 19. He worked three summers with Seiji Ozawa in his International Music Academy – Switzerland, and won 1st prizes of the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition (2005, USA), Wattrelos Competition (1999, France) and Haverhill Soloist Competition (2004, England). He became in 2011 principal double bass in the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, conducted by M.W. Chung. As guest principal Yann has played in the London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Opéra National de Lyon, Les Dissonances, Les Siècles…

His regular chamber music partners include Bertrand Chamayou, Christoph Eschenbach, Adam Laloum, Renaud Capuçon, Augustin Dumay, Christophe Coin and the Diotima, Hermès, Fine Arts and Modigliani quartets… He has frequently played on period instruments, mainly with the Ensemble Pygmalion. He is a founder of the trio “Les Tromano” for violin, accordion and bass. Fond of contemporary music, he has been member of the Ensemble Itinéraire since 2002, and has worked with composers such as Ondrej Adamek, Franck Bedrossian, Henri Dutilleux, György Kurtag, Michaël Levinas… Yann Dubost teaches at the Conservatoire de Paris (CRR and PSPBB). He plays a bow made by Victor Fétique, and a double bass by Giuseppe Zanotti in 1733, former property of the renowned musician and teacher Yoan Goïlav.

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