Born in Paris, Tristan Cornut has won prizes at many international competitions, including the ARD Music Competition, the Domnick Competition and the Gaspar Cassado Competition. He studied with Roland Pidoux at the Paris Conservatoire and at Stuttgart College of Music as well as with Jean-Guihen Queyras at Freiburg College of Music.
He has performed as soloist with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Symphonie Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, the Stuttgart Kammer Orchester, the Münchner Kammer Orchester, the Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble Resonanz, among others. Since 2012, he has been principal cellist of the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.
A passionate chamber musician, he has performed alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Antonio Meneses, Salvatore Accardo, Bruno Giuranna, Miguel da Silva and Daniel Hope as well as being prize-winner at the Melbourne, Trondheim and Joseph Haydn (Vienna) chamber music competitions.
Tristan Cornut has been Professor of Violoncello at the Stuttgart University of Music since 2017. He currently plays a 2005 Urs Mächler cello.