Eric Urfer

Solo trumpeter of the Sinfonica Nacional de Costa-Rica, Konzertverein St- Gallen and the RAI ( Italian Radio and Television ) National Symphony Orchestra Director of the Conservatoire du Nord Vaudois ( Switzerland )


I have read with curiosity and great interest the website "" of Bertrand Gay with whom, as a colleague, I taught trumpet and cornet for 23 years at the Conservatoire Cantonal de Sion.

I can only advise every trumpet or cornet teacher to use the content of this site, as the use of modern means (soundtracks and videos) adds pleasantly recreational elements to the teaching programme, stimulating the interest of the student.


Claude-Alain Barmaz

Trumpeter with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, prize winner at the prestigious Maurice André Competition in Paris, several titles at the Swiss cornet championships


 All Bertrand Gay  pieces are interesting to work on with students. The piano accompaniments are of very high quality. 

Very beautiful pieces to discover and to insert in the programs of evaluations and recitals in order to enrich the contemporary repertoire of the trumpet.


François Roh

Trumpet player, cornet and trumpet teacher, Director of the Valais brass ensemble (Switzerland)


Bertrand Gay music is very interesting and brings a little freshness to the trumpet repertoire. I appreciate as much the pieces for beginners or young musicians as the pieces for experienced trumpet players. 

The pedagogical aspect of his pieces is undeniable and the often jovial character of his music gives a lot of pleasure to the students... and to the audience!


Yves Fournier

Musicologist, trumpet player, professor at the Conservatoire cantonal du Valais


As a former student of Bertrand Gay, I was in the front row to discover his music with great pleasure. Whether it is his very played "Minouteries" for beginners, or his more advanced pieces, there is always a solid melodic, harmonic and rhythmic writing that allows the trumpet player to broaden his musical horizon.


Alain Bertholet

Trumpeter at the "NEC, Nouvel ensemble Contemporain de La Chaux de Fonds", freelancer and gardener in his spare time.

Forty years after our graduation from the Lausanne Conservatory, it is interesting to be able to consult all that you have composed... Bravo Bertrand, a lot of fantasy.


Jean-Jacques Schmid

Principal trumpet of the Berne Symphony Orchestra since 1991 and teacher at the Biel School of Music               Trumpeter with the Basel Orchestra from 1986 to 1991.  Solo concerts

uld like to congratulate you very much for the incredible work you have done in your compositions and arrangements as well as the recordings of your students.

I would like to congratulate you greatly on the incredible work you have done in your compositions and arrangements as well as the recordings of your students.

What a job!  Many thanks from my students who will undoubtedly benefit from your work.



Gérard Métrailler

Trumpeter with the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande                                                                                                    -Professor at the HEM of Geneva, Professor at the NEOJIBA Academy, Brazil 

2nd Prize at the Maurice André Competition 1988, 2nd Prize at the International Competition Geneva International Competition 1987


Bertrand is an open and assertive personality in the world of the trumpet. He has been able to create and resist all the tensions in the world of brass instruments in Valais. 

I can only encourage all teachers to use these new high quality teaching tools without moderation. 

A great musical opening for all young brass musicians.


David Bonvin 

Trumpet player, cornet and trumpet teacher, director of the Rosalp Brass Band and the Ver-satile


 It is always a great pleasure to work on Bertrand Gay's music with my students. A very well adapted repertoire for beginners or more advanced! is a very interesting support that every trumpet teacher should consult!

A big congratulations to you Bertrand for your excellent work!



Pascal Walpen

 Jazz trumpet player, trumpet teacher at the EJMA-VS (School of Jazz and Contemporary Music) Switzerland 

Director of the Big Band of the EJMA-VS 


Discover the new website: of Bertrand Gay, a mine of magnificent compositions for trumpet players!

I especially appreciated the category "Si on swinguait?", in which Bertrand introduces his students to jazz phrasing on classical music themes.

Bravo Bertrand and happy retirement!


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