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Vincent Métrailler, a native of Chalais, was born in 1988. In 2004, he began professional trombone studies with Andrea Bandini at the Haute École de musique de Genève, where he completed a Master of Pedagogy in 2009 and a Master of Performance with distinction in orchestral orientation in 2011. In the same year, he completed an internship with the Bern Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, he joined the argovia philharmonic where he was second trombone. In 2016, he was hired by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande as second trombone and substitute soloist, the position he currently holds. Being interested in chamber music, he founded the Attrio ensemble (accordion, trombone, tuba) as well as the Swiss Slide Trombone Quartet.
Alongside the trombone, he participates in the foundation of the Aérienne Cie, a Valaisan collective of professional artists for the creation of multidisciplinary shows, with which he created the show Léo in 2015, for which he composed the music. He has always been passionate about conducting, and in 2016 he obtained a pre-professional certificate in wind ensemble conducting at the conservatory of Fribourg with Jean-Claude Kolly. Since 2013, he has conducted the Avenir de Barberêche-Courtepin in Fribourg and the Orchestre Valaisan Amateur. He currently lives in Geneva and devotes himself fully to his passion for orchestral music and the creation of artistic projects.