Born in December 1984, David Guerrier began to play the trumpet at the age of seven. He entered the Lyon Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique to study with Pierre Dutot. In June 2000, he received an unanimous 1st Prize with a special mention for excellence. Since October 1998, he has also been studying the barocco trumpet with Jean-François Madeuf. He began later on to study horn in the same Conservatoire.
David Guerrier participated in many summer tours (Orchestre de la Méditerranée under Henri Gallois in 1998, EU Youth Orchestra under Sir Colins Davis and Bernard Haitink in 1999 and under Vladimir Ashkenazy in 2000), including the 3rd XXth Century Music Academy under Pierre Boulez and David Robertson in July 1999.
As a soloist, he performed with many prestigious orchestras : Orchestre National de Bordeaux under Hans Graf, Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris with John Nelson, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Christian Zacharias, Orchestre National de France with Yoel Levi and Kurt Masur, Lille Orchestra with Thierry Fischer and Theodor Guschlbauer, Orchestre National de Lyon with Hugh Wolff and Jun Märkl, Marseille, Pau, Pays de Savoie, Picardie orchestras, the Ensemble Matheus and J.-C. Spinosi, Barcelone Symphony Orchestra and Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg under Emmanuel Krivine, Belgrade Philharmonic and Gabriel Chmura, Skopje, NDR Hannover, Wiener Symphoniker/Fedosseyev, Orchestre d’Euskadi/ Paul McCreesh, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande/Janowski and in festivals such as Colmar, Divonne, Saint-Denis, Strasbourg, la Roque d’Anthéron, Rheingau, Mecklemburg-Vorpommern, Verbier, Rheingau.
David Guerrier was awarded many times: 1st Prize at the Markneukirchen International Competition (Germany, May 1998), at the Porcia International Competition (Italy, December 1999), at the Mock Orchestra Audition (ITG lecture – Richmond, Virginia – May 1999), and at the Solo Competition (ITG lecture – NYC – May 2000). In 2000, he is finalist at the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians (Norway) and at the Narbonne Brass Quintett International Competition with the Brass Quintett Turbulences from Lyon. He is also the award winner of the Pro-Europa Foundation.
In October 2000, he received the First Prize at the Maurice André International Competition in Paris, and in September 2001, the First Prize at the Philys Jones International Competition (Guebwiller) with the Quintett Turbulences. In January 2003 he received at the “Midem” in Cannes the Prize AFAA (Association Française d’Action Artistique) and won the “Young Concert Artists Auditions” in New York. In 2003 he got the first prize at the ARD Competition in Munich. The last trumpetist who received this prize was Maurice André 40 years ago. In 2004 and 2007, he received the “Victoire du Soliste Instrumental” at the French “Victoires de la Musique”.
For Virgin Classics, he has recorded wind Concertosby W.-A. And L. Mozart, with the Ensemble Orchestral de Paris under John Nelson, as well as Saint-Saëns chamber music with Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Renaud Capuçon, Gautier Capuçon, Frank Braley, Eric Le Sage, and for Naïve, Schumann’s Konzertstück (for 4 horns)with Emmanuel Krivine and La Chambre Philharmonique.
He has been horn solo for the Orchestre National de France and for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg. He teaches at the Conservatoire National de Musique in Lyon.