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Guillaume Sutre

Interprétation : Musiques ancienne, classique et contemporaine

Professeur agrégé

Faculté de musique

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N von Wilm: Duo Op.156 for Violin and Harp - Duo Sutre-Kim

Nicolai von Wilm (1834-1911) Duo Op. 156 for Violin and Harp in D minor (1898) Duo Sutre-Kim Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, Harp Guillaume Sutre, Violin May 19, 2019 Arsonic Mons, Belgium

J. Brahms, Sextet Op. 36 - Sutre-Glenn-Tapping-Browne-Schween-Kim III. Poco Adagio IV. Poco Allegro

Johannes Brahms, String Sextet in G Op. 36 00:00 - III. Poco Adagio 09:20 - IV. Poco Allegro Live Performance at Tianjin Grand Theater, Tianjin Chamber Music Festival 2019 11 14 Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble with members of the Juilliard String Quartet Guillaume SUTRE, Violin Julia GLENN, Violin Roger TAPPING, Viola Sheila BROWNE, Viola Astrid SCHWEEN, Cello Yeonjin KIM, Cello

Mozart Piano & Violin Sonata in E flat K.380 - Stulberg/Sutre

Mozart Piano & Violin Sonata in E flat K.380 00:00 - 1. Allegro 07:07 - 2. Andante con moto 16:00 - 3. Rondeau: Allegro Neal Stulberg, piano Guillaume Sutre, violin UCLA Schoenberg Hall January 30, 2012 Mozart à Deux - Part II Audio/Video by Umberto Belfiore

M Tournier: Promenade à l'Automne for Violin and Harp - Duo Sutre-Kim

Marcel Tournier (1879-1951) Promenade à l'Automne (1912) for Violin and Harp Duo Sutre-Kim Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, Harp Guillaume Sutre, Violin May 19, 2019 Arsonic Mons, Belgium

Quatuor Ysaye - Beethoven SQ Op.59 No.2 (2/4)

Beethoven String Quartet Op.59 No.2 (1806) II. Molto Adagio - Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentimento Ysaye String Quartet Guillaume Sutre & Luc-Marie Aguera, violins Miguel da Silva, viola Yovan Markovitch, cello Paris, Cité de la Musique 2010

Duo Sutre-Kim - L. M. Tedeschi (1867-1944) - Elegia Op. 22 for Harp and Violin in A minor

Filmed in Fivizzano (Italy) at Lunigiana International Music Festival 2021.

F. Mendelssohn, Octet Op. 20 - Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble & MILA Quartet III. Scherzo

Felix Mendelssohn, String Octet in E flat Major Op. 20 00:00 - III. Scherzo: Allegro leggierissimo Live Performance at Tianjin Grand Theater, 2nd Tianjin Chamber Music Festival 2020 11 15 Tianjin Juilliard Ensemble with the MILA Quartet Guillaume SUTRE, Violin Julia GLENN, Violin Ke Karl Zhu, Violin (MILA Quartet) Huan Ci, Violin (MILA Quartet) Sheila BROWNE, Viola Zhangjuan Liu, Viola (MILA Quartet) Yeonjin KIM, Cello Xinyang Lv, Cello (MILA Quartet)

SAINT-SAËNS: Album l'Explorateur - Duo Sutre-kim, S. Vanhauwaert

Preview of the album released in June 2021 Excerpts of: Fantaisie for Violin and Harp Op. 124 Fantaisie for Harp Op. 95 Elégie for Violin and Piano Op. 143 Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Violin and Piano op. 75 Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, Harp Guillaume Sutre, Violin Steven Vanhauwaert, Piano CD Sonarti RT03 - - - ©Sonarti 2021 Recorded at: Recording Studio at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music

Lili Boulanger, Nocturne for Violin & Piano - Guillaume Sutre & Yves Henry

Lili BOULANGER (1893 - 1918) Nocturne pour violon et piano (1914) Guillaume SUTRE, violon Yves HENRY, piano Château de Fontainebleau, 13 juillet 2013


Research expertise

Interprétation : Musiques ancienne, classique et contemporaine


“Meticulous but inspired restraint highlights the luminous subtlety of Guillaume Sutre’s bow strokes, evoking here the playing of Szymon Goldberg and Arthur Grumiaux. The highest of compliments, in our eyes.” - Jean-Michel Molkhou - Diapason, December 2015

Guillaume Sutre was only eighteen years old when he won the Alberto Curci International Violin Competition in Naples, Italy and the International Piano Trio ARD Competition in Munich. The list quickly fills out with a first prize at the European Chamber Music Competition FNAPEC (1989), first prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (USA 1990), winner of the Prix de la Fondation Charles Oulmont (1989), first prize at the Lily Laskine Competition (1991) and winner of the Prix Georges Enesco de la SACEM (1994). In 1999, he was named Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government.  

Mr. Sutre was attracted to chamber music early in his career. In 1986, he founded the Trio Wanderer; ten years later he became the first violinist of the Ysaÿe Quartet, a post he held for almost twenty years until their farewell concert in 2014 in Paris’ Cité de la Musique. His vast repertoire of over 600 works features all the string chamber music of Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, all Mozart Violin sonatas and all 68 Haydn quartets. He has performed at many of the most prestigious venues around the world, Carnegie Hall in New York, Philadelphia PCMS, Washington Library of Congress, Jerusalem YMCA, Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, Rencontres Musicales d’Evian, La Roque d'Anthéron, Les Grandes Heures in Saint-Emilion, Berlin Philharmonie, Herkulessaal in München, Mozarteum in Salzburg, Wigmore Hall in London, Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Teatro della Pergola in Florence, Milano Società del Quartetto, Teatro di San Carlo in Napoli, Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation, Bilbao Sociedad Filarmónica, Zurich Tonhalle, Addis Abeba Music School, Amazon Theatre in Manaus, Hanoi Opera House, with such performers as Gautier Capuçon, Renaud Capuçon, Gérard Caussé, Ana Chumachenco, Valentin Erben, Nelson Freire, Lynn Harrell, Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Leonidas Kavakos, Martin Lovett, Yo-Yo Ma, Sabine Meyer, Enrico Pace, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Jean-Bernard Pommier, Michel Portal, Pascal Rogé, Janos Starker. With his wife Kyunghee Kim-Sutre, they form a violin and harp duo and continue to explore and enrich the existing repertoire for this group, conducting extensive research in music libraries around the world while commissioning works from young composers.

In addition to his activity as a chamber musician, he also plays as a soloist with the Sinfonia Varsovia, Berlin RIAS Orchestra, Göttingen Symphony Orchestra, RAI Orchestra in Napoli, Franz Liszt Orchestra of Budapest, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Orchestre National d'Auvergne, Orchestre National de Bretagne, Orchestre Philharmonique Royal (Liège) and with conductors such as Christophe Coin, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Sheldon Morgenstern, David Robertson, Stefan Sanderling, Arie Van Beek. 

His recordings for Sony Classical, Decca, Harmonia Mundi, Naïve, Aeon, Ysaÿe Records, Hortus and Sonarti have received the highest distinctions in France and internationally. His live recording of the complete duets of Haydn and Mozart with violist Miguel da Silva has been hailed by critics as definitive, his CD featuring the quartets of A. Boucourechliev was awarded the Charles Cros Academy’s Grand Prix du Disque, and his two recent albums, J. Woelfl: The Paris Years (Sonarti) and Pensés Intimes (Hortus / WWI), received the 5 of Diapason.

Before joigning the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal in 2021, he was professor of a string quartet class at the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Paris, professor of violin and director of chamber music for strings at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music in Los Angeles, and was part of the inaugural faculty of The Tianjin Juilliard School in China. He has taught master classes at Juilliard, IU Bloomington Jacobs School of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, University of South California, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, McGill Schulich School of Music, Jerusalem Music Center, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Aldeburgh Britten-Pears Foundation, Zeister Muziekdagen, Festival Internacional de Inverno in Campos do Jordão, Seoul National University, Villecroze Musical Academy. 

Mr. Sutre is passionately committed to imparting his knowledge upon musicians of younger generations. He regularly performs with his students and in 2014 he co-produced the Calidore Quartet's debut CD. He regularly serves on juries of prestigious competitions, such as the Long-Thibaud International Violin Competition in Paris, the A. Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy and the International String Quartet Competition in Bordeaux.

Guillaume Sutre began his studies in Douai, France; he then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris at age fourteen with Gérard Poulet and Jean-Claude Pennetier. After finishing his studies in France, he attended Indiana University at Bloomington to study with Josef Gingold, Franco Gulli, Menahem Pressler and Janos Starker. He subsequently studied in Cologne with the Amadeus Quartet.

Awards and recognitions

1st Prize at the International Violin Competition A. Curci in Naples (Italy 1988)

2nd and only Prize at the International Piano Trio Competition "ARD" in Munich (Germany 1988)

1st Prize at the FNAPEC European Chamber Music Competition (France 1989) 

1st Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition (USA 1990)

Prize of the Charles Oulmont Foundation (France 1989)

1st Prize at the Lily Laskine Competition (France 1991)

Georges Enesco Prize of the SACEM (France 1994)

Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (France 1999)


  • 1987 — 1er Prix du CNSMDP en violon — MusiqueConservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington

Affiliations and responsabilities

Teaching and supervision

Other educational activities

- Professeur de violon et de quatuor à Cordes au Round Top Music Festival, du 5 juin au 17 juillet 2022

-  Professeur de violon à l’Académie Orford Musique 2022 qui se déroulera du 5 juin au 13 août 2022.

- Professeur de violon à Musique à Flaine est une académie musicale de grande qualité axée sur la musique de chambre et le travail instrumental. Du 13 août au 26 août 2022




Publications and presentations


  • Music

Areas of expertise

  • Violin