René Gilles Rousselot
Of Alsatian origin, René Gilles Rousselot began playing the trumpet with his father in the harmony of Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines. He obtained 1st prize for trumpet from the Conservatories of Colmar, Villeurbanne and Aubervilliers La-Courneuve. He graduated with a Master in Trumpet at the Musik Hochschule in Freiburg (professor A. Plog USA). Since 1999, he has held the position of principal trumpet in the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse. He has also been a professor at the CRR de Toulouse since 2001. He is often called upon to play the 1st trumpet in various orchestras throughout France and Germany. He also gives masterclasses and recitals in international conservatories in France, Japan, China, Germany, America, etc.
Very committed to teaching the orchestral profession, René Gilles Rousselot works in partnership with Hugo Blacher as a part of the “Preparation for a profession in the orchestra” option.
Originating from a family of pianists, Hugo Blacher began his musical studies with the piano. He began playing the trumpet at the Toulouse CRR in the class of Paul Millischer, where he was unanimously awarded with 1st prize in June 2004. After having perfected his skills with René Gilles Rousselot in Toulouse and Frédéric Presle at the CRR de Boulogne, he was admitted to the CNSMD in Lyon under the tutelage of Thierry Caens in 2005. He also studied the Cornett in the class of Jean-Pierre Canihac. In the same year, he obtained the DEM in piano at the Conservatoire Régional du Limousin. In 2008, he completed his studies with the DNSPM at the CNSMD in Lyon and was awarded with unanimous distinction.
He has held the position of principal trumpet in the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine since 2007. He has also occupied the position of principal trumpet in the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse since 2009.