(10:00, Wednesday 11 July, Buchanan Theatre)
Born in Nantes, Loire Atlantique, in 1982, Juliette Herbet began playing the saxophone at the age of 8. She joined the conservatory of Nantes at 14 to continue studying and begin playing the double bass. In 2003, she joined the Boulogne-Billancourt CRR, in Jean-Michel Goury’s saxophone class. She got a First Prize in 2005, and then a double bass First Prize in 2009, in Daniel Marillier’s class. She is now studying with Marie-Bernadette Charrier in the conservatory of Bordeaux. During many different training courses and masterclasses in Europe and in the United States, she has worked with Christophe Dinaut, Jean-Edmond Baquet and Dominique Guèrouet (double bass), Serge Bertocchi (saxophone), and conductors such as Claude Kaesmecker, Vincent Barthe, Jean-Claude Casadesus, Pascal Verrot. For many years she has developed an interest in contemporary music and regularly works with composers such as Marie-Hélène Fournier, Pascale Jakubowski, Pedro Garcia-Velasquez, Marco Suarez Cifuentes, Luis Rizo-Salom, Robert Lemay. She joined Le Balcon Ensemble in 2008.
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