Stéphane Réty began his musical studies
in his birthplace Lorient, France.
Further studies took him to the conservatory
of Nantes (Guy Cottin's class) and finally to the Paris
Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique
de Paris) in Michel Debost's class, winning a unanimous
first prize in flute and chamber music(Cristian Larde'class)
in 1989. First prize winner of the Vierzon international
competition, prize winner of the Rampal competition, he
has held the position of flute solo in various orchestras
including the orchestre de Paris, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic,
orchestra of the Zürich Tonhalle, Stuttgart Philharmonic.
In 1991, he was appointed principal flutist of the Basel
Radio Orchestra. Currently he is principal of the Basel
Simphony Orchestra, and of the Zürcher Kammer Orchester
As a soloist, he frequently appears
throughout Europe, America and Asia with Musicians like
Augustin Dumay, Katia and Marielle Labèque, Marie-Pierre
Langlamet, Wolfgang Holzmair etc…. Amongst other premieres,
he gave the first performance of Joachim Rodrigo's flute
concerto in Belgium in 1985 and also the first performance
of "Nocturnes2" for flute and string orchestra
Wim Hendericks in Brussels, conducted by Barth Van De
Velde in 2001.
In May 2005, he gave the world premiere of Lourié's (russian
composer) duo for flute and piano.
He has made several recordings, including
Johann Sebastian Bach's «Suite No 2 », under the
conducting of Rudolf Barshai, the "Brandenburg Concertos
" with the Seoul Chamber
Ensemble for EMI, a CD devoted to Debussy for flute and
harp with Nicolas Tulliez on the french label Skarbo.
His latest CD release, nominated for the Grammy Awards
2007, is devoted to J.S.Bach with flute concerto BWV 1056,
Trio sonate from Musical Offering and Brandenburg 5 on
Traverso, for Naxos.
Stéphane Réty has been invited throughout
the world to give master classes (Europe,U.S., South Korea,
Brazil...). In addition, he has been assistant conductor
of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and has composed film
music, such as the score for the documentary "A star
called Ayrton Senna" distributed by TF1 Video.
Stéphane Réty is Professor at the “Musikhochschule” in
Dresden in Germany.