Bertrand Cuiller

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Harpsichordist and horn player Bertrand Cuiller is a specialist in early music, both as a soloist and as music director of Le Caravansérail.
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A harpsichordist and horn player long associated with the field of early music and period ensembles, such as Les Arts Florissant, Le Concert Spirituel, and Le Poème Harmonique, Bertrand Cuiller has also pursued an active career as a solo recitalist and recording artist. He began studying harpsichord at age eight with his mother, Jocelyne Cuiller, and was enrolled in the Conservatoire de Nantes, where he continued his keyboard studies with Pierre Hantaï. He also studied horn with Marcel Ollé. When he was 17, he advanced to the Conservatoire de Paris, where he became a harpsichord student of Christophe Rousset, and studied horn in Lyon with Michel Garcin-Marrou. He was a prize winner in the Musica Antiqua Bruges International Harpsichord Competition in 1998. He has toured Europe, the United States, and Japan, appearing in concerts and at music festivals, and has frequently performed chamber music with violinists Hélène Schmitt and Sophie Gent, recorder player Marine Sablonnière, cellist Emmanuel Balssa, and flutists Jana Semeradova and Jocelyn Daubigney. Cuiller has also performed with comedienne Louise Moaty in a program of the music of Jean-Henri d'Anglebert and the letters of Gabriel-Joseph de Lavergne, Comte de Guilleragues. He also accompanied a production of Denis Diderot's Le Neveu de Rameau at the Théâtre le Ranelagh in Paris. Cuiller has recorded for Alpha, Mirare, and Agogique, and since 2018 he has been recording the complete harpsichord music of François Couperin for Harmonia Mundi. He is the music director of the ensemble Le Caravansérail.