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Emmanuelle Somer

Emmanuelle SOMER

oboe, English horn, Bb, Eb and bass clarinets, soprano and tenor saxophones; sound ingenieur, composition, film music

Emmanuelle Somer is born January 5, 1972 in Brussels, with French and Dutch citizenships.

She graduated from the European School, speaking French, English, Dutch and German fluently.

As a teenager, she played piano, recorder, oboe, saxophone and drums.

She studied with Paul Dombrecht at Brussels Koninklijk Conservatorium, where she got degrees in oboe, English horn, solfege and chamber music. She also studied free improvisation with Fabrizio Cassol (Aka Moon), Michel Massot (Tous Dehors) and Garret List. She later toured and played in Europe with Michel Massot, Stephane Galland, Kris Defoort, Pierre van Dormael, Claudio Puntin...

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Saint Dyé sur Loire

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.


Taught in the US, France, Belgium, Japan and Russia - specialist in teaching improvisation techniques - also jazz harmony, rhythm, jazz history, ear training, instruments. Please see for my improvisation techniques masterclasses.

Clinic/Workshop Information

How to develop a solo ? How to develop a motive ? How to build a climax ? How to provoke a group playing ? How to control ones���­ improvisation ? How to build ones���­ own language ? How to develop ones���­ technique for musical purposes ? How to develop ones���­ rhythmic sense? How to understand and make use of polyrhythms ? You will find countless answers to those questions and other ones throughout this intensive 3-day-masterclass (3 hours a day), in active and creative ways, and for long term study. Informations and registration: Emmanuelle Somer, tel/fax (F) : 00 33 9 54 77 95 53 E-mail : Limited places per session!!! Price : 120 Euros/3days

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