Direction & Music theory (1-2-5)

Didier began his musical apprenticeship at the St-Genis-Pouilly community music school, and then joined the local euphomium harmonie in 1979.

It is there that his passion for playing instruments was born, but even greater the incomparable pleasure of playing in a group, without regard to age, origin or level.

This love of sharing through constant individual study led him to enrol at the Geneva Conservatory in Roland Schnorhk's class, putting aside the euphomium for the trombone, in what was to be a particularly enriching interlude in his instrumental training.

Taking up his first instrument again to quickly move on to the tuba, he continued his studies at the CNR in Lyon and at the Ecole Nationale de Musique de Villeurbanne in the class of Christian Delange, before finishing his studies at the Conservatoire de Lausanne in the class of the exceptional Roger Bobo.

In 1991 he was recruited as director of the Ensemble Instrumental de Divonne, an association which over time became the Ensemble Jazz de Divonne, the Ecole de Jazz, and finally the Maison de la Musique de Divonne-les-Bains.

After nearly 30 years of service in the reknown spa town of the Pays de Gex, his passion has led him to develop and participate in many projects, from the simplest to the most audacious, with Eric Truffaz, Didier Lockwood, Claude Bolling, Diana Krall... while never forgetting the youngest student musicians.

Didier Grenu Gosteli also participated in the creation of the Orchestre d'Harmonie du Pays de Gex in 2001, playing the tuba, where once again, the most audacious projects and the most improbable encounters are encountered every year.

The diversity of his role both as director and as musician brings him into daily contact with all musicians and colleagues in the daily teaching of music, as well as in more diverse, often unexpected, and surprising musical creations....


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