Olivier Charnoz

Paris, Ile-de-France, France

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  • Fluent in English, French; learning Portuguese, Spanish
  • 33, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Researcher (on developing countries / environment, climat...
  • PhD (London School of Economics)
  • From Paris
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About Me


World travel, connecting with locals, developing as a musician


I believe people would say I am an open minded and positive person, who has traveled extensively for his job. So why do more of this? Well, if you are on this website, you probably know the answer.

I work as a researcher on developing countries, looking at globalization's impact. Yet I am now on a year off (or two?) to see more the world from another perspective, get different experiences and probably engage into music - piano impro and compo. So I am traveling with my music projects in mind and I am very eager to meet fellow musicians, get to browse concerts, private gigs, classes..


Become what you are.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


I have hosted many people in Paris and London through other channels and I always enjoyed it. I'm now hitting the road so I hope to get a chance to be hosted too and get to know locals in real kind of way.


Positive and increasing.


For now, kind of focusing on world travel, meeting diverse and open people, experiencing local musics. As for my long term interests they include playing and composing music, learning to dance and sing, diving, History, Philosophy, Psychology, meditation, science, hiking...

Music, Movies, and Books

Woo... loads. Let's discuss this when we meet.

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Well, I'll just say a funny one. I interverted Iran and Irak seats at the UN General Assembly and watched the July 14 firework from the UN roof...

Teach, Learn, Share

I am eager to learn more of jazz impro, music IT... I can teach french, english, piano, globalization theory...

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mali, Martinique, Monaco, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, United Kingdom, Vatican City State, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In

Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Saint Lucia, United Kingdom, United States

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