Romain Guyot

At the age of 16, Romain Guyot was appointed for three years principal clarinet of the European Union Youth Orchestra, then conducted by Claudio Abbado. He studied at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris, graduating with two first prizes in clarinet and chamber music.

At the age of 22, he was appointed first principal clarinet at the Orchestre National de l’Opera de Paris.In 1996, he won the prestigious Young Concert Artist International Auditions in New York, one of the highest honours for young talents. In 2001, he resigned from the Orchestre National de l’Opera de Paris, and in 2003 Claudio Abbado and Daniel Harding asked him to be the principal clarinet of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, position he held until 2006.In 2008, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe choose him to be their new solo clarinetist.

In 2009, he was appointed clarinet professor at the Haute Ecole de Musique in Geneva, and in 2015 clarinet guest professor at Seoul National University.

Romain Guyot plays solo concerts and chamber music across Europe, Japan, Korea, China, South-America and Usa and has recorded CDs for Harmonia-Mundi, EMI et Naïve. His last recording, the Mozart clarinet concerto and quintet with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe for the label Mirare, came out in April 2013, acclaimed by the critics and the musical world.