A graduate of the Conservatoire de Lyon under Roland Daugareil, Frédéric Aurier met other musicians in this privileged environment with whom he discovered his passion for chamber music. He then formed, with three others, the Quatuor Satie, and together they won several grand prizes in international competitions : the Trondheim in Norway, FNAPEC in France, Banff in Canada. An influential encounter at the age of twelve with violinist Jean-François Vrod opened the way for him toward the traditional music of the Massif Central region of France. His passion for the violin and his incisive curiosity led him to explore such diverse directions as improvisation, contemporary music, the baroque repertoire, and the music of dance and of theatre. Since 2009, Frédéric has been a teacher of the string quartet at the Conservatoire de Lyon. Frédéric is also composer.