Éric-Maria Couturier
Artist in Residency
25 October 2022 - 31 October 2022

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Cellist Éric-Maria Couturier will be sharing his experience in a diverse panorama of activities in Malmö from the 25 October 2022 to the 1 November 2022, organised by PhD candidate Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete.

Soloist at Ensemble Intercontemporain – Member of Trio Talweg – Professor at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Paris and Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse de Lyon.

Artistic Residency at Malmö Music Academy in collaboration with Sound Environment Center, Lund University.

25 October, at 17:00 – Performative conference about bowed string extended techniques from classical articulation up to “saturationisme” performing with different bows from luthiers, location: Black Room, IAC; Entrance code: 123 Read more about the performative conference here.

25 October, at 18:30 – Panel discussion “Instrumental sound research: The future of music and performers” between Eric-Maria Couturier, Hans Hellsten, Karin Johansson, Anders Ljungar-Chapelon, Michael E. Edgerton and Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete, location: Black Room, IAC; Entrance code: 123 Download the programme here (1MB, PDF, new tab)

26 October, at 19:00 – Solo cello RECITAL by Eric-Maria Couturier at Inter Feral Arts #7, concert, location: Black Room, IAC Read more about the concert here.

27 October, 13:00–16:00 – Recital with new works for cello solo and electric guitar pedals from the Composition Class of the MHM, location: Malmö Academy of Music, room: Y208 Read more about the recital here.

29 October, 16:00–17:30 –  Triangeln | Concert with Éric-Maria Couturier, location: Ravinen, Kattviksvägen 231, Båstad Read more about the concert here.

30 & 31 October, Open Masterclasses for cello and all instruments, location: Malmö Academy of Music, room D204


Born in 1972 in Vietnam, Éric-Maria Couturier obtained the highest distinctions during his studies at the Paris Conservatory, in the class of Roland Pidoux. Eclectic and versatile artist, passionate about all styles of music, Éric-Maria Couturier performs on ma-jor international stages with the Ensemble intercontemporain, solo or in chamber music with the trio Talweg, Mauricio Pollini, Martha Argerich and Juliana Steinbach. Éric-Maria Couturier has collaborated with personalities such as Boulez, Sawallisch, Solti, Giulini, Kur-tag, Eötvös, Mälkki, Nott, Pintscher, Rundel, Deroyer. He has played the cello concertos of Haydn, Dvořák, Korngold, Eötvös, Merlin, Fujikura, Saraariaho, Kurtág. Yann Robin composed his cello concerto “Quarks” performed in France, Switzerland and Japan. The recording was released in 2021. He is collaborating with many ensembles such as Lemanic with whom he recorded the Yann Robin new cello concerto. With Bertrand Chavarria-Aldrete artist and guitarist, they created the new langage of the music of Jose Luis Torá. The critics acclaimed the Schubert album released by trio Talweg in 2021 and Ravel/Gubitsch création trio in 2019. Passionate about pedagogy, he teaches as assistant professor at the Paris Conservatory, and has been regularly invited to give masterclasses and workshops on classical and contemporary music in France, Russia, Korea, Japan, China.

Photo Credit: A. Lauriol

Éric-Maria Couturier