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Brass Department

The students of the brass department participate in the ensemble activities of the Lyon CNSMD: orchestra, chamber music (brass quintet, variable geometry ensembles, etc.)

Thanks to seminars, master-classes and teacher exchanges with partner institutions in Europe and further afield, students widen their experience through this extensive contact with a wide range of artistic experiences and approaches to musical culture.

The conservatory brass ensemble perform regularly in concert with invited conductors such as Antony Plog, Eric Crees, Jean-Pierre Mathieu, Roger Bobo, Rex Martin, James Gourlay, Marc Lys, Philippe Ferro, etc. and the teachers Thierry Caens, David Guerrier and Michel Becquet, Head of Department.


Head of Department: Michel Becquet


Benoît de Barsony
Assistant: Hugues Viallon/Jean Pincemin
Accompanist: Hsin-I Huang


Thierry Caens/Romain Leleu
Assistant: Christian Léger
Accompanist: Véronique Goudin-Léger


Michel Becquet
Assistant: Fabien Lafarge
Accompanist: Michiko Ishii-Guidato

Bass trombone

José Isla-Julian
Accompanist: Chantal Cervoni-Lamarre

Tenor tuba / bass tuba

Bastien Baumet/Guillaume Dionnet
Accompanist: Kyoko Nojima (replaced by Mélissa Dessaigne until 13.10.19)

Saxhorn / Euphonium

Arnaud Boukhitine
Accompanist: Kyoko Nojima (replaced by Mélissa Dessaigne until 13.10.19)


Additional details

One-year professional residency in string quartet

Get a one-year professional residency in string quartet, classical, contemporary, pop, jazz & world music !

The National Conservatory of Music and Dance of Lyon offers a professional training residency in string quartet allowing to deepen its practice and to perform for a year, in collaboration with the Opéra de Lyon and cellist Vincent Ségal for the 2021-2022 season.



Training Course | strengthen, open and enrich your repertoire
  • Chamber music lessons supervised by the team of teachers from the CNSMD Lyon
  • Artistic accompaniment in current music by cellist Vincent Ségal (world repertoires, polyrhythms, improvisation, arrangement)
  • Cultural mediation, participation in Master Classes
  • Additional courses may be chosen among the CNSMD Lyon offer (subject to availability)
Stage | give your future a boost

The selected quartet will be associated with several concerts produced by the CNSMD de Lyon and the Opéra de Lyon, as a quartet or with Opera Underground guest artists of the season.
Along with various professional partnerships (Belle Saison, Pro Quartet, etc.)

Application | timetable and conditions

• October 14th, 2021

Deadline for submitting applications : send your quartet CV and the copy of the highest diploma of each member of the Quartet on

• October 22nd, 2021

Hearing in Lyon after selection on file
15 minutes free program
it may include a contemporary piece

• November,  2021

Start of residency in Lyon, France


Admission fees (for information purposes only)

general fee to be paid by the Quatuor : 178 €
individual schooling fees to be paid by each Quatuor’s member : 529 € + 91 €

Certain concerts may be subject to pay. This training is qualifying but not leading to qualification. It could be if the quartet or one of its members wishes to enroll in a longer course within the CNSMD (after a competitive entrance examination).

Sophie Leleu
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+33 (0) 4 72 19 26 91
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