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...