Nicolas FAURE is a brilliant and inspired French musician who has performed manifold concerts across Europe (France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Belarus…) A skilled and compelling cellist, Nicolas delivers powerful performances suffused with emotion and passion, driven by a clear and respectful vision of music. His sleek, high-powered, and warm delivery of sound never fails to convince audiences, enthralled by his sheer talent and beguiling phrasing.
He played in numerous orchestras for many years – in particular, the Wiener Jeunesse Orchester and the Kammerorchester Innstrumenti as Solo Cellist, took part in several contemporary music CDs and ORF radio recordings, and regularly performed with the Innsbruck Opera Orchestra (Tiroler Symphonie Orchester Innsbruck), the Camerata Vivaldi, the Bayerisch Kammerorchester Bad Brückenau, and the Münchner Opern Orchester.
He played the largest venues in Europe (Wien Musikverein, Wien Konzerthaus, Salzburg Musikfestspiel, München Gasteig Philharmonie, Zürich Tonhalle, Bern Casino, Roma Citta della Musica, Firenze Teatro Verdi,...) under the direction of renowned conductors such as Andrés OROZCO-ESTRADA, Atso ALMILA, Tito CECCHERINI, Alois GLAßNER, Francesco ANGELICO, Marcus BOSCH, Georg FRITZSCH, Christoph ALTSTAEDT, Massimiliano MURRALI, Ulrich NICOLAI, etc. He also accompanied acclaimed artists like Janine REISS, Edita GRUBEROVA, Brigitte FASSBAENDER, Ursula LANGMAYR, Christopher HINTERHUBER, Florian BERNER, Christa RATZENBÖCK, Krassimira STOYANOVA, Jean-Claude PENNETIER, Stephen COSTELLO, Ashley THOURET...
Nicolas FAURE explored his passion for chamber music within various ensembles (duets with double bass or guitar, trios with piano, string quartets, quintets with piano or guitar, string sextets, and assorted mixed ensembles). He enjoyed privileged moments in high musical places such as the Moulin d’Andé (the Mill of Andé), the Festival des Vacances de Monsieur HAYDN (Mr Haydn’s Holiday Fest), the Festival des Musiques Démesurées (Excessive Music Fest), the Festival 1000 Sources & Dordogne (1,000 Springs and Dordogne Fest), as well as the Klangspuren and the Richard Strauss festivals.
In 2011 with Fanny MAYNE, he created the Cord’Eole Duet (flute and cello) to public acclaim, and performed many concerts throughout Europe, in various festivals (closing the Pablo Casals Summer 66 Festival, Vinça Festival partnering with Radio France, etc.), and on the occasion of great events (Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Minister-President of Bavaria, etc.).
In parallel, with Fanny MAYNE he created the GAUBERT Trio (flute, cello & piano). They received support from illustrious professors and chamber musicians such as Prof. Bernhard SCHMIDT (Mandelring Quartet), Prof. Dirk MOMMERTZ (Fauré Quartet), and Prof. Nina Janßen-Deinzer (Frankfurt’s Ensemble Modern), and passed the competitive entrance examination to become members of the prestigious Yehudi MENUHIN Foundation (Live Music Now) in Munich. They honed their musical skills at the Hochschule in Munich and Nuremberg, and distinguished themselves in assorted international chamber music competitions (Leopold Bellan, Fnapec in Paris | European chamber-music contests, etc.). They were awarded Second Prize at the Chamber Music Competition hosted by the "Mozart Verein 1829", a member of the International Mozarteum Salzbourg Foundation.
Nicolas FAURE studied music at the Clermont-Ferrand Conservatoire in the French Auvergne region, as well as at the Cachan Conservatoire near Paris, where he passed his DEM examinations in cello and chamber music with highest honours, by unanimous vote and with jury congratulations. He worked with Marie-Thérèse GRISENTI and honed his skills with Marc VITANTONIO, Régis PRUDHOMME, Cyril LACROUTS, Yovan MARKOVITCH, the ARPEGGIONE Quartet, the YSAYE Quartet, and the FRANZ Trio. He also received guidance from Prof. Helmar STIEHLER, Anssi KARTTUNEN, and Michel STRAUSS.
In Innsbruck (Austria), he joined the Konzertmeister class of the Munich Philharmonic, and deepened his knowledge of Austrian School of music with Prof. Michael HELL. He was profoundly marked by four years of tuition immersed in Vienna Philharmonic tradition, as well as by the genius of Sergiu CELIBIDACHE as taught by Prof. HELL. He was awarded a Higher Diploma as Concert Artist by unanimous vote with jury congratulations, then a Master of Music/Arts with honours from the Hochschule für Musik of Munich, and lastly a specialized higher diploma in educational methods.
In parallel, Nicolas FAURE studied orchestra conducting with Maestro Tito CECCHERINI in Innsbruck. This human and artistic collaboration was to greatly influence his musical journey.
Nicolas FAURE taught 2016/2017 in the “Wiener Musikakademie” in Vienna and in the Conservatory in Munich (Germany).
Currently, he is teaching at the Conservatory of Music in Heilbronn (Germany).
Nicolas FAURE plays a French cello from Mirecourt.