Born in Dijon (France), Thierry CAENS studied music with his father Marcel CAENS and then with Robert PICHAUREAU and Pierre POLLIN. He entered the Conservatoire National Superior de Musique in Paris in the class of Maurice ANDRE, where he obtained in 1977 a First Prize of trumpet and in 1978 a First Prize of cornet.
In 1978, Thierry CAENS was named solo trumpet of the Orchestre de Lyon. In 1981 he became Cornet Solo of the Paris Opera Orchestra, a position that he has left in 1985. Meanwhile, he was awarded a bronze medal at the Geneva International Competition (1981).
A sought-after soloist, Thierry CAENS is the guest of the world's greatest venues, from Victoria Hall in Geneva to the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo, the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona, the United States, China, Italy and Paris (Pleyel, Gaveau, Radio-France, Theater des Champs Elysées, Châtelet ...).
In chamber music, he has played with Jean-Pierre WALLEZ, Maurice ANDRE, Dimitri SITKOVETSKI, Jean-François HEISSER, Paul MEYER, Dame Felicity LOTT, Mareille NORDMANN ... He is also a trumpet player of the organist Jean GUILLOU.
Thierry CAENShas been yet invited by prestigious orchestras: Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Israel Camerata, Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony, Sapporo Symphony, Bremen Symphony, Orchestra F. Liszt of Budapest, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Orchestra of Ile de France, Orchestra Bernard Thomas, Orchester Lamoureux, National Orchestra of Toulouse, Orchestra Colonne, Capitole of Toulouse, Orchester National de Lyon, Orchestra of Grenade, Orchester Poitou-Charentes, of Savoie, L'Ensemble, Orchester d'Auvergne, Sofia Radio...
Extreme curiosity and openness characterize Thierry CAENS. He likes to confront the most varied musical fields : Jazz with M. SOLAL, P. CARATINI, A. HERVE, D. HUMAIR, R. GALLIANO), movies with M. LEGRAND, G. YARED, F. TALGORN, V , F. CERRAT, FERRAT, HF THIEFAINE, Y. JAMAIT, F. MOREL, JF (COSMA, G. DELERUE, M. COLOMBIER, L. SCHIFRIN), W. SHELLER LALANNE or world music with J.J. MOSALINI, G. BEYTELMANN, R. AUBRY, H. AGNEL, MISIA ...
Thierry CAENShas also founded the circus show "Le Piston Magique" at Sully sur Loire festival, with the circus company "Les Saltimbanques" and he has been the guest soloist of the theater company "Les 26000 Couverts".
Thierry CAENS is a founding member of the "Concert Arban" and the ensemble "LES CUIVRES FRANCAIS", a large ensemble which brings together the soloists of the main French orchestras. He is also playing in trio with the horn player André CAZALET and the trombonist Michel BECQUET.
Thierry CAENS participates in numerous concerts with international bands: Spanish Brass, Belgium Brass, Ten of the Best, Euskadi, Lyon ONL ... He is also the creator of the "Copper Parades", popular events bringing together dozens of brass to parade in the main cities.