François Rabbath String Bass Workshop Faculty
French bassist and composer, Jean-Philippe Viret began his musical studies at age 18 by studying bass with Jean-Paul Macé and with Jacques Cazauran, and music theory with Julien Falk. He is a founding member of the world-renowned group, l’Orchestre de Contrebasses which performed around the world for over 30 years.
From 1989 to 1997, he played in the Stephane Grappelli Trio. In 1998, he formed his own jazz trio with Edouard Ferlet on piano and Antoine Banville/Fabrice Moreau on drums. The Trio Viret has recorded 7 albums and has performed concerts in France and abroad (U.S., Canada, Japan, China and South Korea).
Having been nominated in 2003, the Trio won the Victoires de la Musique, the French equivalent of the Grammy Awards, in 2011. Since 2011, he leads the string quartet "Supplément d'âme." Having recorded 2 albums with this ensemble, Viret reinvents the repertoire of French Baroque composer, François Couperin, with three noted classical players.