B I O G R A P H Y
Surprisingly it was the guitar and the drums that French flautist Guillaume Barraud started playing at a very young age, and it wasn’t until his encounter with the Indian music legend Hariprasad Chaurasia that he began to find his voice with the subtle and haunting sound of the indian bamboo flute. From 2001 to 2006, he dedicated himself to North Indian Classical Music and the Bansuri and spent five years under the maestro’s tutelage, at the ‘Vrindaban Gurukul’ in Bombay. Deeply immersed in Indian culture, he was able to assimilate the spirit and authenticity of this secular tradition. He’s now an accomplished exponent of the Bansuri flute recital.
A versatile musician, Guillaume has performed with renowned artists such as MANU EVENO of french band TRYO  (Canada, 2005 & France, 2008), Levent Yildirim, ERKAN OGÜR & MISIRLI AHMET (The Search Tour, Turkey, 2005), the late SAÏD CHRAÏBI, Sukhdev Prasad Mishra, Peter Herbert, and participated in the European tour: ‘VERTIGES’, by Film Director TONY GATLIF (2007).
In India, he had the privilege to perform with TRILOK GURTU (NCPA, Mumbai, 2006), Sanket Naik, T. S. Nandakumar South Indian Percussion Ensemble, Arnab Chakrabarty, Babulal & Naveen Gandharva, and several times along with Pdt Chaurasia at the annual “Krishna Janmashtami” celebration.
In 2011, Guillaume forms the band KARVAN TRIO with French pianist Mathieu Bélis and Iranian percussionist Mossy Amidi Fard, and releases a first Opus: AZAR on Buda Records in 2013.
He is also involved in various projects such as ‘Paris-Bombay’, Anassa Ensemble with the album ‘The Lady and the Boat’ (Quart de Lune, 2015), Atman Project with the album ‘Uovo of Pitone (New Healing Sounds, 2014), and many others…
In 2012, the flautist records for the soundtrack of the french documentary film ‘Le Destin De L’Inde’, by Laurent Jaoui (Arte), and in 2014 for Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film ‘TIMBUKTU’, by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Guillaume works as a permanent staff artist in hospital and at the PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS for educational concerts. He is also a devoted and experienced music teacher.
The artist will soon release ‘ARCANA’, his first album as a leader, on WORLD MUSIC NETWORK | RIVERBOAT RECORDS (UK) with his contemporary jazz quartet, an international band of virtuoso musicians with British guitarist Tam de Villiers, bassist Johann Berby from Reunion Island, and Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé. 
Nurtured on various travels, a bicultural identity and a taste for innovation, the music he is creating is narrative, eclectic and mesmerising. 
S E L E C T E D   V E N U E S
FRANCE MUSIQUE 
RADIO OUTREMER 1ÈRE
PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS 
INSTITUT DU MONDE ARABE 
FESTIVAL SONS NEUFS 
NEW MORNING
CABARET SAUVAGE 

STUDIO DE L’ERMITAGE
(JAMEL) COMEDY CLUB
SUNSET-SUNSIDE JAZZ-CLUB  
LE TRITON
BAISER SALÉ
(Paris, France)
QUEBEC CITY SUMMER FESTIVAL
(French Canada)
NATIONAL GALLERY
OF MODERN ARTS
KALA GHODA FESTIVAL 

PRITHIVI THEATRE
NCPA
(Bombay, India)
FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE
DI VILLA ADRIANA
(Rome, Italy)
POZNAN FESTIVAL
(Poland)
YANI MLEK GOSTERI MERKEZI
(Istanbul, Turkey)
METU KEMAL KURDAS HALL
(Ankara, Turkey)
TAYYARE KÜLTÜR MERKEZI
(Bursa, Turkey)
AMR
FESTIVAL LES AUBES MUSICALES
(Geneva, Suitzerland)
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
OF PERCUSSION
(Susah, Tunisia)
POËT-LAVAL JAZZ/S FESTIVAL
LES ESCALES DE SAINT-NAZAIRE
(France)
FESTIVAL LES SUDS
(Arles, France)
LES ESTIVALES DE PERPIGNANT
(France)
FESTIVAL LES NUITS D’ORIENT
(Montpellier, France)
FESTIVAL VOIX DE LA MÉDITERRANÉE
(Lodève, France)
HADRA FESTIVAL
(France)
FESTIVAL LA PAMPARINA
(Thiers, France)
OPÉRA DE LILLE
(France)
TOURSKY THEATRE
(Marseille, France)
MAISON DE LA CULTURE
(Clermont-Ferrand, France)
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BIOGRAPHY

Surprisingly it was the guitar and the drums that French flautist Guillaume Barraud started playing at a very young age, and it wasn’t until his encounter with the Indian music legend Hariprasad Chaurasia that he began to find his voice with the subtle and haunting sound of the indian bamboo flute. From 2001 to 2006, he dedicated himself to North Indian Classical Music and the Bansuri and spent five years under the maestro’s tutelage, at the ‘Vrindaban Gurukul’ in Bombay. Deeply immersed in Indian culture, he was able to assimilate the spirit and authenticity of this secular tradition. He’s now an accomplished exponent of the Bansuri flute recital.
A versatile musician, Guillaume has performed with renowned artists such as MANU EVENO of french band TRYO  (Canada, 2005 & France, 2008), Levent Yildirim, ERKAN OGÜR & MISIRLI AHMET (The Search Tour, Turkey, 2005), the late SAÏD CHRAÏBI, Sukhdev Prasad Mishra, Peter Herbert, and participated in the European tour: ‘VERTIGES’, by Film Director TONY GATLIF (2007).
In India, he had the privilege to perform with TRILOK GURTU (NCPA, Mumbai, 2006), Sanket Naik, T. S. Nandakumar South Indian Percussion Ensemble, Arnab Chakrabarty, Babulal & Naveen Gandharva, and several times along with Pdt Chaurasia at the annual “Krishna Janmashtami” celebration.
In 2011, Guillaume forms the band KARVAN TRIO along with French pianist Mathieu Bélis and Iranian percussionist Mossy Amidi Fard. Their first album AZAR’ is released on Buda Records in 2013.
He is also involved in various projects such as ‘Paris-Bombay’, Anassa Ensemble with the album ‘The Lady and the Boat’ (Quart de Lune, 2015), Atman Project with the album ‘Uovo of Pitone (New Healing Sounds, 2014), and many others…
In 2012, the flautist records for the soundtrack of the french documentary film ‘Le Destin De L’Inde’, by Laurent Jaoui (Arte), and in 2014 for Academy Award nominee for best foreign language film ‘TIMBUKTU’, by Abderrahmane Sissako.
Guillaume works as a permanent staff artist in hospital and at the PHILHARMONIE DE PARIS for educational concerts. He is also a devoted and experienced music teacher.
The artist will soon release ‘ARCANA’, his first album as a leader, on WORLD MUSIC NETWORK | RIVERBOAT RECORDS (UK) with his contemporary jazz quartet, an international band of virtuoso musicians with British guitarist Tam de Villiers, bassist Johann Berby from Reunion Island, and Belgian drummer Xavier Rogé. 
Nurtured on various travels, a bicultural identity and a taste for innovation, the music he is creating is narrative, eclectic and mesmerising.