Guillaume Combet teaches violin by special arrangement and is a CGYM chamber ensemble coach at Temple Music Prep. He was concertmaster of the Chicago Civic Orchestra under Barenboim and Boulez, soloist and assistant concertmaster of the Chicago String Ensemble, soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique de Tours, and toured internationally with Les Virtuoses de France. He has performed with numerous orchestras and chamber ensembles in Paris, Chicago and Philadelphia—Orchestra de l’Opéra de Paris Bastille, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Network for New Music, Opera Philadelphia, Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Philly Pops, Academy of Vocal Arts, Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra, New Music Delaware, and Pennsylvania Ballet. As a sought-after chamber musician, he has performed throughout the country including the Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles, Chicago Cultural Center on the WFMT Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, University of Chicago, University of Delaware, Temple University, Philadelphia Ethical Society, and WRTI. He is the violinist of the Carlock-Combet Duo which is in its fifth year of collaboration. Their debut disc of French violin sonatas was released in April of 2017 by SOMM Recordings, London, United Kingdom, to great critical acclaim. Music Web International accorded them the honor of a listing both as the Recording of the Month at the time of the release, and in December of 2017, the disc was named as one of Music Web’s Best Recordings for the year, 2017. “An imaginative and intelligent program this, all three works performed with style, panache, and polish… the closing Allegro molto (of the Saint-Saëns Sonata) rushes headlong with sparkling virtuosity toward a glowing, majestic conclusion” (Music Web International). In addition to chamber music and orchestral playing, Mr. Combet has devoted his life to teaching violin and chamber music, and is an Associate Professor at the University of Delaware and currently teaches at the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University Music Preparatory Division.
Mr. Combet graduated with a Premier Prix (First Prize) in Violin and Chamber Music from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he studied with Gérard Poulet and Sylvie Gazeau, and received his Advanced Certificate in Violin Performance from The Juilliard School where he studied with Joel Smirnoff, Robert Mann and William Lincer. Mr. Combet currently lives in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania with his wife, Helen Eaton, and has two children.