Coups de Vents is a hub of research, creativity and training for wind ensembles.
Since 2004, the organisation has aimed to develop wind ensembles in its region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais, working with different local partner organisations, as well as other institutions from all over the world.
Coups de Vents is now ranked first in international wind music events, with its international composition contest and ambitious projects, supporting amateur works and practices by exchanges and meetings with conductors and musicians alike.
Coups de Vents has already made several international partnerships with, for instance, the Russian conductors’ Union, the Tchaikovsky Conservatoire of Moscow, the American Band College and the Korean International Wind Band Festival, to name but a few.
Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra was created in 2009 by request of the Pas-de-Calais region. This flexible wind ensemble whose members are in rotation according to the circumstances, performs a lot of difference kinds of innovative programmes, in order to make modern, jazz and world music more accessible to a wider audience.