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Gauthier Dupertuis is a young swiss composer and conductor. He was born in 1997 in Vernayaz, a little town in the region of Valais, Switzerland. He started music in his town's band and soon got great interest for music. He tried his first compositions and arrangements at a very early age.

After his High School degree in Latin and English at the College de l'Abbaye de Saint-Maurice (Valais), he joined the Swiss Military Music, where he became a sergeant, a position which led him to take his first steps in conducting. In 2017, Gauthier began his studies in Musicology and Philosophy at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland). He obtained his Bachelor of Arts with honors in 2021 and is currently completing his Master of Arts.

Moreover, Gauthier studied conducting at Fribourg Conservatory with Jean-Claude Kolly (CH), Stéphane Delley (CH) and Etienne Crausaz (CH). Wishing to broaden his musical horizons, he also obtained a diploma in choral conducting there in the class of Jean-Claude Fasel and was awarded the prize of the Fribourg federation of choirs. In 2022, he successfully obtained his DAS (Diplom of Advanced Studies) in orchestral conducting at the Bern University of the Arts, in the class of Florian Ziemen (DE).

In September 2022, he was admitted to the Lausanne University of Music in the Master's wind orchestra conducting program, with Jean-Claude Kolly. He also has the opportunity to perfect his skills during masterclasses with personalities from the world of conducting such as Douglas Bostock (GB), Mark Heron (GB) or José Rafael Pascual-Vilaplana (ESP).

Gauthier has been conducting the Brass Band l' Alpée de Vaulruz since 2018 and and the Wind Band l' Avenir de Payerne since 2022.

Likewise, he devoted himself willingly to composition, which he approached as an autodidact. In July 2021, his work Postcards from tomorrow was awarded the first prize in the La Bacchetta d'Oro international composition competition. His works are now avaialbe from FC Music Publishing, produced by composer and conductor Franco Cesarini (CH).