Réty began his musical studies in his birthplace
Further studies took him to the conservatory of Nantes (Guy Cottin's class)
and finally to the Paris Conservatory (Conservatoire National Supérieur
de Musique de Paris) in Michel Debost's class, winning a unanimous first prize in flute and chamber music (Cristian Larde's class) in 1989. First prize
winner of the Vierzon international competition, prize winner of the Rampal
competition, he has held the position of flute solo in various orchestras
including the Orchestre de Paris, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic, Orchestra
of the Zürich Tonhalle, Stuttgart Philharmonic. In 1991, he was appointed
principal flutist of the Basel Radio Orchestra. Currently he is principal
of the Basel Symphony Orchestra, and of the Zürcher Kammer Orchester.
As a solist,
he frequently appears throughout Europe, America and Asia. Amongst premieres,
he gave the first performance of Joachim Rodrigo's flute concerto
in Belgium in 1985 and also the first performance of "Nocturnes"
for flute and string orchestra by Wim Hendericks in Brussels, conducted
by Barth Van De Velde in 2001.
He has made several recordings, including Johann Sebastian Bach's "Suite
No 2", under the direction of Rudolf Barshai, and the "Brandenburg
Concertos" with the Seoul Chamber Ensemble for EMI.
His latest CD release is devoted to Debussy for flute and harp with Nicolas
Tulliez on the french label Skarbo.
Stéphane Réty has been invited throughout the world to give
master classes (Europe, U.S., South Korea, Brazil ...). In addition, he
has been assistant conductor of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, and
has composed film music, such as the score for the documentary "A
star called Ayrton Senna" distibuted by TF1 Video.