Winner of numerous international prizes, notably in Lieksa (Finland), Porcia (Italy) and Jeju (South Korea), Guilhem Kusnierek won third prize at the prestigious PREDA competition in Munich in 2015.
Guilhem Kusnierek started playing trombone and piano at the age of seven.
He studied trombone in the class of Abel Thomas at the Conservatoire National de Région de Clermont-Ferrand, his hometown, and then entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Lyon in the class of Michel Becquet and Alain Manfrin.
At the age of twenty, he joined the National Orchestra of Montpellier as a trombone soloist.
He collaborates with the greatest European orchestras such as the Orchestre National de France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg or the Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Lyon, which leads him to play under the baton of conductors such as Bernard Haitink, Myung-whun Chung, Stanislas Skrowascewski and Daniele Gatti.
Since 2010, he has been trombone co-soloist at the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken.
Early music occupies a very important place in Guilhem Kusnierek’s repertoire.
In 2016, he won the first prize in the only international baroque trombone competition, the RICA sackbut competition, organized by the Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse. He regularly collaborates with the most prestigious early music ensembles, such as the “Concert lorrain”, Pierre Cao’s “Arsys Bourgogne” choir, Ophélie Gaillard’s “Pulcinella” ensemble and Laurence Equilbey’s “Insula Orchestra”.
He is a member of the early music ensemble Heavenly Wood under the musical direction of Bernhard Stilz. Guilhem Kusnierek was strongly influenced by the school of Daniel Lassalle, a reputed sacqueboutier and founding member of the Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse.
Guilhem Kusnierek has been a professor of trombone at the Hochschule für Musik Saar in Saarbrücken since 2017.