began his musical studies at the music school
of Saint-Vallier and
Montceau-les-mines in Saône-et-Loire,
route continued in 1992 at the academy
of Dijon where he studied
with Stanislas Bujok and Pierre-François Resta. He was awarded a diploma in
percussion, sight-reading and chamber music. Afterwards he joined the class of
Frédéric Macarez's at the CNR-CSP of Paris
where he obtained a first prize of percussion in 1998, then a first prize of
perfection and in preparation for orchestra. At the same time, his meeting with
Eric Sammut showed him how fascinating the advantage for the marimba was.
Studying in this class at the CNR-CSP of Paris,
he obtained in 2002, a first prize of marimba.
In 2002, he integrated the Orchestra-Band of
the Musique de l’Air de Paris and was appointed in 2005 by Lieutenant-colonel
Claude Kesmaecker at the post of percussionist in the wind orchestra. He regularly
played as additional musician with the Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Colonne,
Orchestre de l’Opera de Rouen and, the Orchestre de Picardie. He also worked
with Klaus Tresselt and Percussion Ensemble Stuttgart, Germany, and studied the
marimba with Leigh Howard Stevens in the United States.
Frédéric Gauthier is
member of the Keyboard Committee of Percussive Arts Society and is a
vice-president of the "Days of the Percussion" festival in Paris.
he enjoyed his passion in the Conservatory of Rosny-sous-bois and in the
Conservatory of Pavillons-sous-bois.