Discophilia (J-C Hoffelé)

Cd review: Jocelyn Aubrun and Aline Piboule play those unusual opuses with grace and make them sound like an evidence. Tone very free of the first one, the ample phrasings where the breath never appears, amber color which reminds that of René LeRoy, wide singing but which knows also how to make private conversations – the Sonata of Prokofiev proves it, never so finely detailed without we lose the line of singing, because it always finds the character exact.

The flute view (Barbara Siesel)

They are exquisitely played by Jocelyn Aubrun and his excellent partner Aline Piboule. Aubrun plays with a beautiful, focused tone, outstanding accuracy, perfect articulation, and a clear love of the music he is performing. Aubrun is a lovely player, musical, and a perfect accompanist. They are a unified team, perfectly matched in style and interpretation.(Cd 1943 Review)

Fauré : Fantaisie op. 79

Jocelyn Aubrun

“….Jocelyn Aubrun offered a magic line in the second of three songs…”
New York Classical Review (Bruce Hodges, on a concert at Carnegie Hall )

“…with an amazing flute solo from Jocelyn Aubrun…”
Leonard Slatkin

French musician Jocelyn Aubrun has been Principal flute of the Orchestre National de Lyon (O.N.L) since June 2006, directed and conducted by Leonard Slatkin.

Within this Orchestra, he has recorded about fifteen cds (including Ravel’s Daphnis et Chloé and Boléro, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune (Naxos), Strauss’ Salomé dance of the Seven Veils (Altus)…) and he has performed with conductors such as Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Yannick Nézet-Seguin, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, Neville Marriner, Vladimir Fedosejev, Manfred Honeck, Osmo Vänska, Alan Gilbert.
Furthermore, he regularly appears as a guest principal flute with orchestras such as Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Gürzenich Orchestra (Cologne), Orchestre National de Bordeaux, the Nagaokakyo Chamber Ensemble (Japan).

Jocelyn won awards at numerous international competitions, (such as Jean-Pierre Rampal in Paris, Krakov ans Arles competitions) and is also a laureate of the Natexis Foundation (Fondation Banques Populaires).

As a chamber musician, he shares the stage with Guillaume Sutre, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Vincent Warnier, Kyung Hee Kim, Lise Berthaud, Nora Gubisch, Ton Koopman, Emmanuel Rossfelder, Lorenzo Gatto, Vardan Mamikomian…in numerous festivals.
As a soloist he has been playing with the Orchestre National d’Ile de France (Reineke), the Krakow Orchestra (Penderecki), the Orchestre de Cannes (Mozart), and the Orchestre National de Lyon (Bach, Mozart), among others.

Jocelyn has released two chamber music albums alongside pianist Aline Piboule for the Lyrinx and Artalinna record labels, both highly acclaimed by the press (Classica, MusicVoice, Classical Source).
His performances have been broadcasted on radios such as France Musique, France Inter, RTS and RCF.
He is frequently invited to give masterclasses (Paris, Lyon, Nice, Los Angeles, Istanbul…)

He studied at the Conservatoire de Nice (CNR) where he graduated in 2000 with First Prize in piano, flute, music theory and chamber music, and at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon (class of P. Bernold) where he was unanimously awarded First Prize in flute with honorable mention in 2004 (Master’s degree). He has also worked during his scholarship with Karl-Heinz Schütz and Jean-Louis Cappezzali, and had many private lessons with Aurèle Nicolet in Freiburg which influenced him greatly.
He also awarded a Master’s degree in baroque flute (class of Serge Saitta) in Haute Ecole de Musique de Genève.