Gabriel Trottier, Horn
The Montréal-born horn player Gabriel Trottier graduated from the University of Montréal (Canada) and the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo. He studied mostly with Frøydis Ree Wekre, Julius Pranevicius and Louis-Philippe Marsolais, and he took part in master classes with horn players such as Marie-Luise Neunecker, Sarah Willis, Teunis van der Zwart, Erja Joukamo Ampuja, Saar Berger, Radovan Vlatković and William VerMeulen, to name a few. He is experienced on modern horn and period instruments (natural horn, baroque horn and Vienna horn). Heard as a soloist with the Société de Musique Contemporaine du Québec and the Orchestre Philharmoniques des Musiciens de Montréal, he also played with different ensembles in Québec: Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre Symphonique de Trois-Rivières, Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Arion Baroque Orchestra, etc. In Europe, he has worked mostly with the Oslo Sinfonietta (Norway) and with the woodwind quintet Le Concert Impromptu (France). He received the prize of the Canadian Music Center at the Prix d’Europe Competition in 2017 (Montréal, Canada). He participated in many festivals and academies, including the Lucerne Festival Academy, Domaine Forget, Banff Centre, Jeune Orchestre Atlantique, Händel Academy, Aurora Chamber Music Festival, the Jeune Orchestre Européen Hector-Berlioz and the Klangspuren International Ensemble Modern Academy.