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VINCENT COURTOIS
Cellist, composer



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Vincent Courtois was born in Paris in 1968 and began playing the cello when he was six years old .He took classical studies at the conservatory in Aubervilliers and Paris with Erwan Fauré,  Xavier  Gagnepain,  Roland Pidoux and Fréderick  Lodéon while discovering jazz and improvisation with Didier Levallet,  Dominique Pifarely and Christian Escoudé.

Vincent Courtois began playing in various Parisian groups  and his first CD as a leader, titled "Cello News", was released in 1990.Since then Vincent Courtois has recorded more than ten cd's‚  as a leader,  among them:  "Translucide" (with Michel Godard and Noel Akchoté) ,  "The Fitting Room" with (Dominique Pifarely and Marc Ducret)  both for Enja Records , "What do you mean by silence?" (Le Triton), and " L'homme Avion" ( Chief Inspector).

Vincent played in several of Rabih Abou Khalil's bands ("Yara" and "The Cactus of Knowledge") and plays frequently with clarinetist Louis Sclavis ("L'affrontement des prétendants",  "Dans la nuit" and  "Napoli's walls" on ECM Records). 
Vincent also plays regularly with trombonist Yves Robert ( "In Touch" on ECM and "Inspirine" on Chief Inspector)  and pianist  Sylvie Courvoisier ("Lonelyville" on  Intakt and "Asap" on CamJazz).
In the past twenty years Vincent Courtois has played or recorded with artists such as Pierre Favre,  James Newton,  Laurent de Wilde,  Julien Lourau, Jim Black, Tomas Stanko, Dave Douglas,  Renaud Garcia Fons, Tom Raney,  Mark Nauseef,  Joachim Kuhn,  Michel Portal,
Cyril Atef,  Maxime Delpierre, Benoit Delbecq,  Henri Texier,  Dave Holland,  François Corneloup, Wolfang Pouchnick,   Mark Feldman ,  Médéric Collignon,  Martial Solal, Michel Petrucciani,  Gérard Marais,  Rita mitsuko, John Greaves,  Michelle Rabbia,  Marilyn Crispell,  Gerald Cleaver,  Ikue Mori, Terry Bozzio Michael Riessler and many others great musicians...

In 2010, Vincent Courtois created the new Band "WAT" and was made a Chevalier of the ’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres', by the French Ministry of Culture .
He also performs  in duet and quartet with Michel Portal, and recorded a solo cd.


1990 "CELLO NEWS" (Nocture Productions)  Pierre Christophe, Benoit Dunoyer, Serge Gacon
1991 "PLEINE LUNE" (Nocturne Productions) Pierre Christophe, Benoit Dunoyer, Serge Gacon, Dominique Pifarely, Julien Lourau, Xavier Desandre
1993 "TURKISH BLEND" ( Al Sur Media 7) Gilles Andrieux, Julien Lourau, Bojan Z, Nicolas Krassik, Kakoli, Benoit Dunoyer, Youval Micenmacher
1994 " PENDULUM QUARTET" (Label Acousti)  Julien Lourau, Benoit Dunoyer, Daniel Garcia Bruno
2000 "TRANSLUCIDE" (Enja Records)  Noel Akchoté, Yves Robert, Michel Godard
2002 " THE FITTING ROOM" ( Enja Records) Marc Ducret,  Dominique Pifarely
2003 " TRIO ROUGE" ( Intuition) Lucilla Galeazi, Michel Godard
2004 "LES CONTES DE ROSE MANIVELLE" (Le Triton) Zé Jam, Francis Lebras, Olivier Sens, Guillaume Dommartin, Louis Sclavis
2006 "WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY SILENCE?" (Le Triton) Marc Baron, Francois Merville, Jeanne Added
2008 "MA VIE N EST PAS UNE COMEDIE ROMANTIQUE" ( Milan)
2008 "L'HOMME AVION" ( Chief Inspector)  Zé Jam, Francis Lebras, Maxime Delpierre, Olivier Sens, Guillaume Dommartin, Adrien Amey, Regis Huby
2009 " ASAP" ( CamJazz) Ellery Eskelin, Sylvie Courvoisier
2010 "L'IMPREVU" ( Rethink Art, Label Labuissonne) Solo
2011 "AMARCO" (Emouvance) Trio Claude Tchamitchian et Guillaume Roy
2011 "LIVE IN BERLIN" (Le triton)  Vincent Courtois Quartet
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Documentaries:

1998 "EMPREINTES" Arte
1998 "LOUIS STETTNER" Christophe Debuisne

2001 "VISA POUR L'OUBLI" Hervé Jakubowicz

Short movies:
1997 "LA VIE D'HERBERT C BERLINER" Marc Gibaja
2001 "CONFESSIONS DANS UN BAIN" Marc Gibaja
2002 "TOUT AURA LIEU SUR" Gilles Perru
2010 "LE TEMPS DE LA BALLE"
Hervé Jakubowicz
2011 "DEEP INSIDE" Marc Gibaja

Feature films:
2006 "L'ECLAIREUR" Djibril Glissant  with Romane Borhinger, Gregoire Colin, Jackie Berroyer
2007 "MA VIE N'EST PAS UNE COMEDIE ROMANTIQUE" Marc Gibaja with Gilles Lelouch, Marie Gillain
2012 "ERNEST ET CELESTINE" Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier avec Lambert Wilson et Pauline Brunner

TV Shows:
2006-2007"LA MINUTE BLONDE" Canal+
2006-2007"LA MINUTE BLONDE" Canal+