Eric Couff
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ERIC COUEFFE

Eric was born on the 8th of August 1963 in Gennevilliers, a suburb of Paris.

As Eric's father is a trumpet player and his mother a ballet dancer at the Lyon Opera, he was raised in a musical and artistical home yet Eric was more drawn to the cello than to the trumpet.

Conservatoire

At seventeen Eric is accepted at the renowned Paris Conservatory. This is the conservatory where approximately 400 cellists apply each year however only 15 to 20 musicians are accepted.  Eric finished his studies with 1st Prize in Musical Theory.  he was also awarded a 1st prize from the Yehudi Menhuin Foundation at the age of 19.

At 20 he becomes a member of the famous "Orchestre National de France" and tours Europe, USA and Japan.  Some of his conductors have been Lorin Maazel and Georges Pretre.

"One of my passions" says Eric, "is to also teach the younger generations.  This is what I do as often as possible".

Orchestras

Eric is also the premier cello of the "Symphonietta de Chamord" a well known orchestra from the Loire Valley where many French Kings built their luxurious castles; Chambord being one of the most famous.  he is also premier cello of the chamber orchestra "Quintette de France".

One day while doing a studio recording session for Delphine productions, he was taken notice of and requested to perform with Diego Modena in the group "Ocarina".

Delphine Productions 2002