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90th Anniversary of Maxence Larrieu


The day of October 25 will be devoted to the celebration of the 90th birthday of the eminent eponymous flautist of the competition, Maxence Larrieu.  The À Travers La Flûte association will orchestrate concerts, conferences and a Gala Concert, bringing together his loved ones, his former students and the members of the jury around their honorary president.

Larrieu Competition Festival
October 24-26, 2024
Concerts, Masterclass, Conferences, Exhibitions…

Maxence Larrieu’s 90th Birthday
October 25, 2024
Concerts, Lectures, Masterclass, Exhibitions, Workshops

In partnership with Association La Traversière and Association Rampal, with the assistance of Denis Verroust and Franck Masquelier.

 Further information is to come.




Maxence Larrieu has performed Francis Poulenc’s Sonata with the composer on several occasions. He also recorded Francis Poulenc’s Aubade with Sviatoslav Richter and the Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra at the Grange de Meslay.
Some exceptional concerts :
– The complete Mozart Concertos, with Clara Haskil/piano and Orchestre Lamoureux conducted by Igor Markevitch (1960),
– Norma/Bellini with Maria Callas and Maxence Larieu, principal flute of the Paris Opera Orchestra conducted by Georges Prêtre (May-June 1964),
– A ballet performance, music by Vivaldi and Albinoni, with Paris Opéra dancers, at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, organized by Henri-Jacques Coudert (1975),
– Sequenza I, work for solo flute : premiere of a ballet on the Paris Opéra stage with the Paris Opéra dancers, conducted by Luciano Berio (1976),
– Les Concertos Brandebourgeois, at Salle Pleyel/Paris, with the Zagreb Soloists and Henryk Szernyng, conducted by Antonio Janigro (1980).
He has played with the world’s finest orchestras (I Musici, English Chamber Orchestra, Zagreb Soloists…) and above all with the Jean-François Paillard Chamber Orchestra, with whom he has given over five hundred concerts and made some thirty recordings.

He has made some 100 recordings, notably with the orchestras of Prague, Munich, Cologne, Monte Carlo, I Musici, the Ensemble Instrumental de France, the Saarland Orchestra and the Turin Philharmonic, and has won 15 “Grand Prix du Disque” awards.
His recording and concert partners include : Arthur Grumiaux, Rafael Puyana, Bruno Canino, Gabriel Tacchino, Suzanna Mildonian, Maurice André, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Lili Laskine…

He has performed at Lincoln Center with the New York Chamber Orchestra, Lili Laskine, Robert Veyron-Lacroix and Maurice André. He has been invited to festivals in Osaka, Montreal, Sydney, Aix-en-Provence, Salzburg, Pragues, Bratislava, Rome, Barcelona and Prades.

Since 1964, he has been regularly invited to Japan, Korea, China, the USA and all over Europe for master classes (Juilliard School, Yale, Royal Academy of London, Milan, Nice…) and concerts.
Maxence Larrieu was a jury member at the Kobé, Carl Nielsen, Munich, Prague and Budapest competitions. He was president of the Jean-Pierre Rampal competition in 2001.

Publié le 6 September 2023