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After studying saxophone at the Conservatory of Lausanne, where he received in 1994, a concert license, Laurent Estoppey devoted himself entirely to contemporary music.
Numerous collaborations with composers have led him to create at least one hundred works. Now his musical activity is divided between written music and improvisation, and it occurs throughout Switzerland, many European countries, but also in Canada, USA, Argentina, Guatemala and South Africa.
He works with the following orchestras: Orchestre de la Suisse Romande Orchestra, Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, Basel Symphony, UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra, Timisoara, Orchestra of the State of Lithuania, Lausanne Sinfonietta, NEC - Chaux-de- Fund-Contrechamps Geneva, Staatskapelle Weimar.
Estoppey has founded and developed several chamber music groups including: DILEMMA (saxophone / piano with Myriam Migani), ST15 (saxophone / piano with Virginie Falquet) DEGRE21 (saxophone / guitar with Antonio Albanese), 1+1 (dual-concept Anne Gillot, recorders), compagnie CH.AU (set of nine musicians) and the 4TENORS (saxophone quartet with Vincent Daoud, Rico Gubler and Lars Mlekusch). Additionally he is regularly invited to play with the saxophone quartet Basel ARTE Quartet and is a member of baBel ensemBle founded by Olivier Cuendet.
His improvisational collaborations involve meetings and concerts with musicians from all backgrounds. Many groups he has worked with are still alive today, including: HipNoiz51 (DJ, drums, saxophone, clarinet, bass and electronics) BETTY'S QUARTET (two saxophones, two voices Antoine Auberson, Emma and Anne-Sylvie Fleury Casagrande), YET TRIO (Lingling Yu, pipa and Dragos Tara, doublebass), and 1+1 + Stephan Perrinjaquet. Estoppey as also worked alongside many independant musicians such as Jacques Demierre, Pierre Favre, Pierre Audétat, Malcolm Braff, Urs Leimgruber, Nick Didkovsky.
He is a guest musician of the Russian theatrical troupe Akhe with whom the show "Wet Wedding" was presented in Geneva, Nice, London, Stockholm, and Mexico.
His discography includes fifteen recordings
His interest in all contemporary arts has led him to collaborate with many artists in interdisciplinary projects including, among others, projects with Georges Haldas (literature), Olivier Saudan (painting and video), Francis Baudevin Stephan Perrinjaquet, Tatiana Rihs, Claudia Comte (visual arts) Heidi Bunting, Christine Cruchon (dance), Gil Pidoux (literature and theater).
Also an educator, Estoppey is regularly invited to teach saxophone and to lead workshops for musicians of all levels and all instruments.