Gauthier Dupertuis (b. 1997, Vernayaz, Valais, Swit.) is a Swiss composer and conductor.
Dupertuis began his musical career as a euphonium in the brass band of his village. Very early on, his interest in music led him to make his first attempts at composition and arrangement. After secondary school at the College of the Abbey of Saint-Maurice (VS), he joined the Swiss military band where he became a sergeant, a position which led him to take his first steps in conducting.
Gauthier studied conducting at Fribourg Conservatory with Jean-Claude Kolly, Stéphane Delley, and Étienne Crausaz . He graduated in June 2021 and was granted the Conservatory Prize for music theory. In 2022, he received his DAS (Diplom of Advanced Studies) in orchestra conducting at the Berne School of Arts with Florian Ziemen. In September 2022, he was admitted to the Lausanne University of Music’s Master in Wind Band Conducting program with Jean-Claude Kolly.
Gauthier has been leading the Brass Band l'Alpée de Vaulruz since 2018 and the Harmonie l'Avenir de Payerne since September 2022.
In addition, he devotes himself to his other passion, composition, in which he is self taught. In July 2021, his composition Postcards from Tomorrow won first prize in the La Bacchetta d'Oro composition competition in section B (Benito Pica prize).
Works for Winds
- Intrada furiosa (2022)
- Postcards from Tomorrow (2021)
- Stratosphere (2020/2022)
- Waterfall (2020)
- Gautier Dupertuis website Accessed 6 February 2023