Eric Aubier entered Maurice Andre's class at the CNSM of Paris at the age of 14 where he was the youngest graduate at the time earning three first prizes. Later, he studied piano and took harmony classes with Pierre Lantier, completing his education.
After winning international competitions in Prague , Toulon and Paris , Rolf Liebermann named Eric Aubier as solo trumpet for the Paris Opera Orchestra. He was only nineteen.
In 1995, because of the number of engagements he had, he devoted himself to a career as an international soloist and professor. We can hear him regularly at Radio-France, Salle Pleyel, Graveau, The Lincoln Center - New York (where in 2003 he interpreted with the Chamber Music Society the 2 nd Brandenburg Concerto by Bach that was broadcast live on a national TV station), the festivals of Comminges, Auvers-sur-Oise, Monte-Carlo, Vézère, Lieksa ( Finland ), Hamamatsu ( Japan ) and Taipei ( Taiwan ). He has played under the direction of many great conducters including Chung, Kantorow, Van Beek, Foster, Robertson, Bender, Bilger, Sanderling and MacMillan. Eric Aubier has produced chamber music with Thierry Escaich, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Jean-François Heisser, François Leleux, Alexeï Ogrintchouk, Benoît Fromanger, Olivier Vernet, Alain Moglia, Michel Becquet, Sergeï Salov, Elizabeth Vidal, Didier Vérité and with brass ensembles including the Canadian Brass, Spanish Brass, Epsilon plus the jazz world with Hervé Sellin, André Ceccarelli, Claude Bolling et Ricardo del Fra.
He is very involved in the development of the repertoire of his instrument and is the first trumpetist thought of by many composers who dedicate with confidence their works, notably Nicolas Bacri ( concerto n°2 ), Thierry Escaich ( Exaudi, Elégie, Tanz fantaisie, et Résurgences ordered by the Orchestre of Brittany), Betsy Jolas ( EA ), Carlos Grätzer ( Aura , for Radio-France - Festival Présences), Martin Matalon ( Trame V , for the Orchestre National de Lorraine), Charles Chaynes. He also breathes life into the most beautiful French music for the trumpet of the 20 th century: Ohana, Jolivet, Tomasi, Françaix, Schmitt, Hubeau, Enesco, Delerue, Sancan, Désenclos. Throughout the world, he is perceived as the one who best perpetuates the French wind instrument tradition, incarnating in a way the "new face of the trumpet".
He teaches at the CNR of Reuil-Malmaison and has given masterclasses at The Julliard School of New York, Bloomington , Montréal , Madrid , Alicante , Tokyo , Hamamatsu , Lieksa, Taipei , Seoul , Buenos-Aires, Caracas and Bogota .
Eric Aubier has become the highest French representative invited to sit regularly for jurys at international competitions such as Munich (ARD), Paris (Maurice André), Porcia, Markneukirchen ITG USA and Lieksa ( Finland ). Today, competitions in Colombia and Argentina carry his name.
His discography includes over 100 works produced by the firms Sony Classical, Arion / Pierre Vérany, Calliope, Mandala, Bis, Accord / Universal. La Trompette Française won the Diapason d'Or, Recommandé by Classica, 4 stars from Monde de la Musique and talent selection at FNAC. His recording of Tanz Fantaisie by and with Thierry Escaich won the Grand Prix des Lycéens de la Lettre du musicien et Musique Nouvelle en Liberté. In 2003, his recording of Résugences, the concerto for trumpet by Escaich (Arion), received a 10 and Recommended by Répertoire and Classica. The recording of the Concertino by Skaalkottas (Bis) also earned a Recommended by Répertoire and was distiguished in the review Gramaphone. In 2004 he will record Trame V, concerto for trumpet by Martin Matalon with the National Orchestra of Lorraine for Accord / Univers