Thibaud Robinne


French trumpet player Thibaud Robinne began his musical education at the Rouen Conservatory, where he took First Prize at graduation, and continued his studies with Friedemann Immer and Stanko Selack with a focus on both the natural and the modern trumpet. He is equally dedicated to contemporary music and to historically informed performance practice, pursuing the latter as principal trumpet player with the Anima Eterna Ensemble (since 2000) and Les Musiciens du Louvre (since 2008). Robinne was the first performer to record C.P.E. Bach’s notoriously difficult cantata Die Auferstehung und Himmelfahrt Jesu on the natural trumpet. Meanwhile, for performances of such Romantic repertoire as the tone poems of Franz Liszt, he uses a historical trumpet with rotary valves typical of the period. Robinne supervises the training of musicians in the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands on period wind instruments.

August 2012