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Clavreul Suite for unaccompanied cello
This piece was written for the cellist (and friend) Robin Clavreul and his « little » family: his wife, Yasri, and three children: Krishna, Aurore and Pablo-Arya-Appolinaire. In the form of a classical suite in seven movements, the dances have been replaced by a portrait of each member of the family, framed by an introduction and finale.
Born in 1950, Robin Clavreul began studying music at the age of 6. He obtained a place at the National Conservatory of Paris at 14, studying the cello with André Navarra and chamber music with Jean Hubeau.
He continued his studies in Helsinki (Finland), following orchestral direction with Jorma Panula and cello with Arto Noras. He joined the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. On his return to France, he was successively a member of "l'Ensemble Instrumental de France", "l'Ensemble Intercontemporain" (Pierre Boulez), l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France and finally l'Opéra de Paris. During this time, he also taught in various music school and recorded several CDs, such as the Concertos of A. Bancquart, A. Honegger, D. Milhaud and C. Saint-Saëns.
In 1997, he discovered Indonesia and set up there to teach the cello at the British and American schools.
Returning to France in 2008, he currently teaches at the "Conservatoire des Landes".

Clavreul Suite pour violoncelle solo.
Cette pièce a été écrite pour le violoncelliste (et ami) Robin Clavreul et sa « petite » famille : son épouse Yasri, et ses trois enfants : Krishna, Aurore et Pablo-Arya-Appolinaire.
Sous forme d'une suite classique en sept mouvements, les danses ont été remplacées par un portrait de chaque membre de la famille, encadré par une introduction et un final.
Né en 1950, Robin Clavreul débute ses études musicales à 6 ans. Il est admis au Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris à 14 ans, dans la classe de violoncelle d'André Navarra, et de musique de chambre de Jean Hubeau.
Il poursuit ses études à Helsinki (Finlande), en direction d'orchestre avec Jorma Panula, et violoncelle avec Arto Noras. Il est admis à l'orchestre philharmonique d'Helsinki.
De retour en France, il est successivement membre de l'Ensemble Instrumental de France, l'Ensemble Inter-contemporain (Pierre Boulez), l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, puis de l'Opéra de Paris.
Parallèlement, il enseigne dans différents conservatoires et enregistre plusieurs CD, dont : les Concertos d'A.Bancquart, A. Honegger, D.Milhaud et C.Saint-Saëns.
Il découvre l'Indonésie en 1997 et s'y installe pour enseigner le violoncelle à la British School, et l'American School.
Revenu en France en 2008, il enseigne au Conservatoire des Landes.

Clavreul suita para violoncelo solo
Esta pieza a sido escrita para el violoncelista (y amigo) Robin Clavreul y su « pequeña » familia : Su esposa Yasri y sus tres niños : Krishna, Aurore y Pablo-Arya-Appolinaire.
En forma de suita clásica en siete movimientos, las danzas han sidas reemplazadas por un retrato de cada miembro de la familla, encuadrado por una introducción y un final.
Nacido en 1950, Robin Clavreul empieza sus estudios musicales a las 6 años. Es admitido al Conservatorio Superior de Paris a las 14 años, en las clases de André Navarra y Jean Hubeau.
Persigue sus estudios en Helsinki (Finlandia) en direccion de orquesta con Jorma Panula, y violoncelo con Arto Noras. Es admitido a la Orquesta Filarmónica de Helsinki.
De vuelta a Francia, sucesivamente es miembro de : l'Ensemble Instrumental de France, l'Ensemble Inter-contemporain (Pierre Boulez), l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, y del Opéra de Paris.
Paralelamente, enseña en diferentes conservatorios y registra varios CD : Conciertos de A.Bancquart, A. Honegger, D.Milhaud y C.Saint-Saëns.
Descubre Indonesia en 1997 y se instala allí para enseñar el violoncelo en el British School, y American School.
Vuelto a Francia en 2008, enseña al Conservatorio de las Landas.

Bernard Salles was born in 1954 and began his musical education in his home town of Perpignan (France) where he studied double bass, organ, composition and orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire. In 1973 he want to the Conservatoire of Versailles and in 1976, at the age of 22, he was awarded a double bass teaching diploma. Since then he has taught at the Conservatoire of Pau (South-west France) and played with many major French orchestras including the Orchestre de Paris and the National Orchestra of France, under the direction of conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Pierre Boulez, Zubin Metha and Lorin Maazel.

In 1983 he began a parallel career as a conductor and was Music Director of the Orchestra of Pau from 1996-2001. He has directed the Orchestra of Pamplona (Spain) and is currently Music Director of the OSSO (Orchestre Symphonique du Sud-Ouest).

As a composer and member of SACEM (Society of Authors, Composers and Editors of Music), he has written over 30 works including two symphonies, a cantata, a psalm for bass and orchestra, a concerto for double bass and small orchestra, Rhapsody for viola and orchestra, Triptych for orchestra, Prelude for cello and orchestra, a symphonic poem for soprano, cello and orchestra, as well as works for chamber groups, and for choir and organ. His pedagogic works are published by G.Billaudot in Paris and his works for double bass are published by Recital Music (England).

In 2010 he began a series of short pieces for unaccompanied double bass - Portraits for Friends - dedicated to his double bass playing friends.


  • 1. Clavreul
  • 2. Robin
  • 3. Yasri
  • 4. Krishna
  • 5. Aurore
  • 6. Pablo-Arya-Appolinaire
  • 7. Finale

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Cat No. RM762
Supplier Code RM762
Price £8.50
ComposerBernard Salles
CategoryCello Solo
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level8, Advanced
ISMN 979-0-57045-762-5
EAN-13 9790570457625
Weight 104 grams
Published 13th November 2014
Availability 12 in stock
See also...
RM769  Two for Three (CELLO & DOUBLE BASS)