Pierre-Alain Monot (*1961)
Pierre-Alain Monot was born in 1961 in Fleurier in Val-de-Travers in Switzerland. Member of a family which has loved (and played) brass instruments, he received his first lessons on the cornet from his father. After having finished his studies at the con- servatory of Neuchatel in 1984, he was named principal trumpet of the orchestra of Winterthur. As a composer he has writ- ten pieces for the Quatuor Novus, of which he is a member, and also music for organ, wind ensemble, mixed choir, solo instruments, etc.