Born in Nendaz, Switzerland, Eric Fournier began his musical career as a cornet player in his village band; The Rosablanche. He was also a pupil at the school of music founded by Géo-Pierre Moren. He was a member of the Brass Band Treize Etoile A from 1989 until 2006. He has achieved several successful titles as a cornet player including Swiss Champion as a soloist and within a quartet.
In 1995 and 1996, Eric spent time in England where he played for the BNFL band conducted by Richard Evans. He also played for the Yorkshire Building Society Band under the direction of David King. During his stay in England, he studied the cornet with Martin Winter and conducting with John Hudson.
Whilst conducting The Rosablanche (Nendaz) since 2000, Eric Fournier has also taken several conducting courses. In 2010, he was awarded the Eric Conus prize for conducting offered by the Cantonal Society for Music Fribourgeoise. In 2012, he completed the federal Diploma for conducting (SCNJ) and in 2016, with a mention of “Excellent”, he obtained his Certificate in conducting from the Conservatory of Fribourg.