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. This function provided him to follow conducting lessons and to conduct several bands. 

Gauthier started his studies in Musicology and Philosophy at Fribourg University in 2017. He got his Bachelor degree in 2021 and is now finishing his Master degree. 

Moreover, Gauthier studies conducting at Fribourg Conservatory with Jean-Claude Kolly (CH), Stéphane Delley (CH) and Etienne Crausaz . He obtained his degree in June 2021 and was granted with the Conservatory Price for music theory. In 2022, he succeeded his DAS (Diplom of Advanced Studies) in Orchestra Conducting at the Berne School of Arts with Florian Ziemen (DE). In September 2022, he was admitted to the Lausanne University of Music's Master in Wind Band Conducting programm with Jean-Claude Kolly (CH).

He also has the opportunity to learn from conductors like Douglas Bostock (GB) or Mark Heron (GB) by participating actively at some masterclasses. He also follows piano and choral conducting lessons at Fribourg Conservatory.

Gauthier has been conducting the Brass-Band l’Alpée de Vaulruz depuis 2018 et l’Harmonie l’Avenir de Payerne since september 2022.

He also spends time with his other passion, composition, which he learned mostlty by himself. Since 2022, his works have been published by FC Music Publishing, produced by Franco Cesarini (CH).

In July 2021, his composition Postcards from tomorrow won the first prize at the composition contest La Bacchetta d’Oro . The work will be played as a compulsory piece at this wind band contest in May 2023.