Ambroise Aubrun

Ambroise Aubrun, D.M.A.

Associate Professor and Coordinator, String Area



Hailed as a “marvelous violinist” (France Musique) with “sensitive tone” (Pizzicato Magazine) and “tremendous ease, suppleness and beauty of sound” (Nice-Matin), French violinist Ambroise Aubrun enjoys a career as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician and pedagogue. He has performed extensively in Europe and North America in halls such as Salzburg Haus Für Mozart, Yerevan Khachaturian Grand Hall, Los Angeles Broad Stage, Zipper Hall, Chicago Bradley Hall and Paris Hotel des Invalides, and has shared the stage with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Scott St. John, Martin Chalifour, Fred Sherry, Clive Greensmith, Carrie Dennis, Richard O’Neill, Rohan de Saram, the Borromeo and Ebène string quartets among others.

His albums for the Editions Hortus and Navona Records have embraced a wide range of repertoire from J.S Bach to Tanguy (b.1968) and received praise of the highest caliber (5 stars Pizzicato Journal, “coup de coeur” France Musique, and a nomination for the 2021 International Classical Music Awards). Of his J.S Bach album with harpsichordist Mireille Podeur, Pizzicato Magazine declared “One cannot play these sonatas for obbligato harpsichord and violin more beautifully and authentically. Here two musicians work together who can breathe, who make Bach’s music fly.” Jean-Pierre Robert of On-Mag added: “The vision of Ambroise Aubrun and Mireille Podeur, both graduates from the Paris Conservatory, can easily be measured against the greatest versions […]”.

Dr. Aubrun’s performances and albums have been broadcast on CBS, ABC, WFMT Chicago, France Musique, 3MBS Melbourne (Australia), Klara Radio (Belgium), KPFK Los Angeles, KNCJ Nevada, WTUL New-Orleans, and K-USC Los Angeles.

He has served as guest concertmaster of the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico, and is a regular guest of the Los Angeles Philharmonic violin sections.

Aubrun graduated at age 19 from the Paris National Superior Conservatory where he studied with Roland Daugareil and Serge Pataud. He then studied at UCLA (D.M.A.) with Guillaume Sutre and at the Colburn Conservatory of Music (Artist Diploma) with Martin Beaver. He is the winner of the Charles Oulmont Prize of the Fondation de France and laureate of the Langart Foundation in Switzerland, the recipient of the UNLV Barrick Scholar Award for outstanding Creative Activities, and was awarded the CSUN Faculty Achievement Award by students.

Currently Associate Professor of Violin at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Aubrun previously taught Violin and Chamber Music at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music and UC Santa Barbara. He has also served on the faculty of several summer academies and has conducted Master Classes in North America (Canada, California, Oregon, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, Utah, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania), France, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand.

He is the artistic director of the Bruman Chamber Music Festival at UCLA.

Aubrun plays a Matteo Goffriller violin, on a generous loan from the Langart Foundation.