Son of a famous French oboe teacher and born in Perpignan in 1978, Sebastien Giot began his musical studies by learning simultaneously violin and oboe. He graduated in this two different instrumental cursus ? in 1995 in oboe and 1996 in violin.

 

One year later he integrated the oboe class of the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon where he received the teaching of Jean-Christophe Gayot, soloist of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France and Guy Laroche, soloist of the Orchestra National de Lyon.

 

While Sébastien Giot still continued learning violin in Lyon with Jean Lenert and Francis Duroy, he finished his musical superior studies receiving the highest honours, the Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales and the 1st oboe price.

 

In the same time, the city of Strasbourg integrated this twenty years old oboe player as solo-oboist of the Orchestre National Philharmonique, and chose him to be the oboe teacher of the Conservatoire National de Région. Two years later the Ministère de la Culture certificated Giot with the national teaching diploma.

 

Then Sébastien Giot decided to start the national and international oboe competitions and won several prices: first prices in Paris (UFAM competition) and Italy ( “Giuseppe Tomassini” oboe competition ), second price at the international oboe competition in Toulon, third price at the Tokyo international oboe competition and won the first price at the “European Young Concerts Artist”. As the only woodwind player selected for the final round, Giot received the second price at the “International Young Concerts Artists” in New York.

 

Sébastien Giot played already as a soloist performer with the European Camerata, the Czetochova Philharmonic Orchestra, the Camerata de France, and the Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur Orchestra. With the Perpignan Languedoc Roussillon Orchestra he made the world premiere of the Claude Ballif’s Concerto pour hautbois. Giot also played in several music chamber formations, including the Erasme woodwind quintet with other soloist from the  Orchestre National Philharmonique de Strasbourg