We are glad to welcome Guillaume Couloumy as a new member of the Yamaha Artist Family.
Guillaume, started studying the trumpet with Bruno Gorce at Limoges Music Conservatory where he got a first prize and a gold medal. He moved onto study with Prof. Max Sommerhalder at the College of Music Detmold. During this period he worked with teachers like Reinhold Friedrich, Bo Nilson, Frank Pulcini and many more.
“It is fantastic to have such a versatile player as Guillaume in our Yamaha Artist Family. Well known for his great playing as principal Trumpet in some of the finest Orchestras in Europe plus his wonderful solo concerts and his interest to teach the next generation is something makes him a great addition to our artist roster.” – Timo Hänf, Product Specialist, Brass, Yamaha Music Europe.
As soloist he had the opportunity to perform with Berlin Konzerthausorchester, Berlin Chamber Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, Munich Radio Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonic Orchestra Hamburg.
Furthermore he gives regular recitals with piano or organ, and many chamber music concerts with brass quintets and the NDR Brass ensemble.
After 3 years as principal trumpet of Konzerthausorchester Berlin, since 2007 he is principal trumpet in the NDR Elbphilharmonie orchestra Hamburg. Furthermore he is also teaching at the college of music in Lübeck.
“I play Yamaha because I love the open and warm sound of these instruments. The instruments offer me the best playability through the great balance in weight, resistance, valve action, response and intonation.”