After fifteen years as an orchestral soloist at the Opéra National de Paris, Eric Aubier divides his time between concert activities and teaching. Very committed to the development of the repertoire of his instrument, he has worked for more than 25 years with the composers of his time: Betsy Jolas, Thierry Escaich, Martin Matalon, Karol Beffa, Nicolas Bacri... and records new works by great Estonian composers Arvö Part and Jan Rääts. Very involved in French music, he has produced two complete music with trumpet by Henri Tomasi, André Jolivet and Ivan Jevtic.
Open to different aesthetics, he has played and recorded Toot Suite by Claude Bolling, with the most active jazz musicians: André Ceccarelli, Riccardo Del Fra and Hervé Sellin. He also devotes part of his activities to the direction of large wind or brass ensembles. Eric Aubier has recorded a hundred works from the Baroque to the present day, with various formations. Among the essential pieces of the repertoire: Concertos Brandebourgeois by JS Bach, Haydn, Hummel, Telemann, Mozart, Boehme, Brandt, Escaich, Françaix, Beffa, Escaich, Tomasi, Jolivet, Enesco, Copland, Planel, Arutiunian, Jevtic, Shostakovich. 2014 marks the creation of the first international trumpet competition bearing his name, in Colombia.

Éric Aubier entered the class of Maurice André at the CNSM in Paris at the age of 14 and remains to this day the youngest graduate of the institution with 3 first prizes. Piano and then harmony studies in the class of Pierre Lantier completed his training. He won international competitions in Prague, Toulon and Paris with several prizes and in 1979 received the medal of the city of Paris from the hands of Jacques Chirac.

Éric Aubier is named soloist with the Opera Orchestra of Paris by Rolf Liebermann at 19 years.


He can be heard regularly on the stages of Radio-France, Pleyel, Gaveau, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (New York) (in 2003 he performed Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in live broadcast on a national TV channel American), the festivals of Comminges, Auvers-sur-Oise, Monte-Carlo, Vézère, Lieksa (Finland), Hamamatsu, Tokyo (Japan), Taïpei, Kaoschung (Taiwan), Seoul, Jeju (South Korea) and plays under the baton of many chefs: Chung, Kantorow, Van Beek, Foster, Robertson, Bender, Bilger, Sanderling, Mac Millan...

Very involved in the development of the repertoire of his instrument, he is the privileged trumpet player of many leading composers, who dedicate and entrust the creation of their works to him: Nicolas Bacri (concerto n°2), Thierry Escaich (Exaodi, Elégie , Tanzfantasy, and Résurgences commissioned by the Orchester de Bretagne), Betsy Jolas (EA), Carlos Grätzer (Aura, commissioned by Radio-France – Festival Présences), Martin Matalon (Trame V, commissioned by the Orchester National de Lorraine ), Charles Chaynes… and revives the most beautiful pages of 20th century French music: Ohana, Jolivet, Tomasi, Françaix, Schmitt, Hubeau, Enesco, Delerue, Sancan, Désenclos, Jevtic, Charlier…

In France and abroad, he is perceived as one of those who best perpetuate the French tradition of wind instruments, embodying in a way a “new face of the trumpet.


Éric Aubier obtained his Certificate of Aptitude for the functions of 1st professor appointed in 1981. After having taught at the conservatory of Ris Orangis in 1981, he was appointed in 1982 to the ENM of Montreuil. In 1992 Francine Aubin called him to the post of trumpet teacher at the CRR of Rueil-Malmaison and received the medal of the city of Rueil Malmaison that year from the hands of its mayor Jacques Baumel. Eric Aubier also teaches at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he has been a guest professor since 2008. The music department has commissioned him several times to lead preparations for the D.E. and C.A. exams.

Éric Aubier regularly gives Masterclasses at: Juilliard School of New York, Curtis Institute of Philadelphia, Bloomington University of Indiana, Chicago Northwestern University, UCLA in California, Conservatoire de Montréal, Seoul National University and Hanyang University in Korea, Madrid Conservatories, from Alicante and Valencia in Spain, from Lisbon and Porto in Portugal. He is also invited to Japan very often: Tokyo Geddai University, Sakuyo University, Okayama, Osaka, Hiroshima and Hamamatsu as well as to Lieksa in Finland, Taipei, Seoul, Shanghai, Buenos-Aires, Caracas, Bogota, Santiago de Chile, Belgrade , Budapest, Moscow…

Éric Aubier has become the most eminent French representative invited to sit regularly on the juries of international competitions: Munich (ARD), Paris (Maurice André), Toulon, Porcia (Italy), Markneukirchen (Germany), ITG USA, Lieksa (Finland), Jeju (South Korea), Budapest (Hungary), Moscow, Belgrade... National competitions now bear his name in Colombia and Chile.


His discography includes around a hundred works, published by the companies Sony Classical, Arion / Pierre Vérany, Calliope, Mandala, Bis, Accord / Universal. The CD “La Trompette Française” receives Diapason d’Or, Recommended by Classica, 4 stars from the World of Music and talent selection from Fnac. His recording with Calliope de Tanz Fantaisie by (and with) Thierry Escaich received the High School Students' Grand Prize for the Musician's Letter and Musique Nouvelle en Liberté. In 2003, his recording Résurgences, the concerto for trumpet by Escaich (Arion) obtained the note 10 and was "Recommended" by Répertoire and by Classica. His engraving of the Skalkottas Concertino (Bis) is also “Recommended” by Répertoire and stands out in the review Gramophone.

In 2004 he recorded Trame V, Martin Matalon's trumpet concerto with the Orchester National de Lorraine, for the Accord / Universal company. Eric Aubier has recorded the complete works for trumpet of composer Ivan Jevtic. In 2009, the release of the “Les vents français” box set by Sony Classical caused a stir. The “Tanzfantasy” CD with Thierry Escaich and the “Ballade Impressionniste” CD with the pianist Pascal Gallet were released in 2010 by Indesens. In 2012 the complete works of Henri Tomasi as well as the new recording of the concerto of Tomasi with the orchestra of the Republican Guard were published. A new recording of Arutunian's concertos and Gershwin's Rapsodie in Blue, again with the Republican Guard and its conductor François Boulanger, was released in the fall of 2013 at the same time as his tour of Japan with this orchestra.

2014 : 1st big Eric Aubier Latin American Competition in Medellin, Colombia.
2015 : Releases of recordings of concertos by Planel, Karol Beffa, Arvo Pärt, Jan Raats and Shostakovich.
2016 : Opening of the French International Trumpet Institute Eric Aubier in Japan.
2017 : Creation of the Éric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in France.
2021 : Release of the CD PARIS 1900 The art of the Cornet INDESENS

Éric aubier est lauréat de plusieurs concours internationaux :


Paris International Competition


Toulon International Competition


Prague International Competition