Christophe Sauniere is a French harpist, drummer, bassist and composer, born in Nouakchott (Mauritanie) in 1967.
A pupil of Francis Pierre who introduced him to contemporary music, he developed very early a passion for all kind of music as evidenced by his eclectic discography.
He has performed under the baton of Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Georg Solti, Carlo Maria Giulini, Georges Prêtre, Daniel Barenboïm, Michel Plasson, Valery Gergiev, Guennadi Rojdestvenski, among other great conductors, as well as with the main European contemporary music groups. (EIC, Court-circuit, Klangforum Wien…).
In chamber music, he has collaborated with the Debussy Quartet, the Geneva Quartet, double bassist Bernard Cazauran as well as the lyrical artists José Van Dam, Natalie Dessay, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, Anne-Sofie Von Otter, Donna Brown, Julie Fuchs, Élizabeth Vidal, Leontina Vaduva...
He has premiered works by Philippe Leroux, Graciane Finzi, Antoine Tisné, Michael Nyvang, Tôn-Thât Tiêt, , Ichiro Nodaïra, Oscar Strasnoy, Régis Campo, André Bon, Francis Courtot, Malika Kishino…
We can also see him on stage or in the studio with pop and jazz artists such as Natalie Cole, Nicole Croisille, Catherine Lara, Benjamin Biolay, Sinclair, Emmanuelle Monet, Pierre Perret, Laurent Gerra, Patrick Bruel, Akira Yamaoka, Fred Manoukian, Denis Colin, François Merville etc.
Christophe Sauniere's name also appears in the credits of many film scores.
He has also played in several French and English punk-rock groups, such as Pegrou, Skarface, BB Doc, Wunderbach, Peter and the Test Tube Babies and The Toy Dolls.
In 2001, he founded with Scottish piper and singer Joanne McIver the McIver / Saunière duet, repertoire of compositions by Joanne McIver.
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Catégorie:Compositeur français de musique classique de la période contemporaine Catégorie:Harpiste classique Catégorie:Harpiste français Catégorie:Naissance en 1967 Catégorie:Naissance à Nouakchott
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