Born in Brittany, Nikolaz Cadoret is a musician with a multiple identity : he started studying the Celtic Harp with renowned harpists Dominig Bouchaud, Katrien Delavier and Janet Harbison but is also a graduate in Pedal Harp from the Zürich Musik Hochschule and studied with prof. Evelyne Gaspart, Catherine Michel and Xavier de Maistre.Prize winner of several prestigious international competitions (Reinl Stiftung, Bloomington...), he worked as solo harpist over Europe, held the solo harp position at the Komische Oper Berlin, and collaborated with world class orchestras such as Berliner Philharmoniker, Toronto Symphony Orchestra or Opernhaus Zürich.
He simultaneously works on improvisation and trans-arts projects with Collectif Polop, FackZeDirtyCut (with Helen Breschand) or Meteoros (With Jérémie Mignotte). With Descofar Trio he renews the celtic harp repertoire in the show Finis Terrae. He also brought the electric harp in unexplored fields with his chanson-rock band JeanJeanne (first album released in 2016).
Since January 2013 he is teaching harp, chamber music and improvisation at the Brest Conservatoire (Brittany) and is visiting professor at IMEP in Namur (Belgium) and Musikkhøgskole Oslo (Norway).
He offers a music at a crossing of his inspirations: a deeply tradition-rooted playing, however coloured by all those encounters in the other musical fields, from classical music to improvisation, without restraint.