Music has become indispensable to Francois Sauzeau since his youngest age. After studying at the Bordeaux conservatoire, and at the Paris conservatoire (classes of Ulysse Delécluse, Guy Deplus, Christian Lardé and Jean Hubeau), the awareness of the necessity and the sharing of Music with others became obvious. Since 1984, he has been solo clarinet with the National Orchestra of Lyon. He has played under the artistic direction of Serge Baudo, Alain Lombard, Kurt Sanderling, Raphael Frubeck de Burgos and Eliahu Inbal, Leonard Slatkin, Nicolaj Szeps Znaider and has interpreted various concerti (Weber, Mozart, Copland Debussy, Richard Strauss, etc.), under the baton of Emmanuel Krivine, Sergy Semkov, David Robertson, Jun Märkl. He works with Luciano Berio around the Sequenza for clarinet and Olivier Messiaen for the Quartet for the End of Time, Betsy Jolas and Guillaume Connesson.
François Sauzeau has created a piccolo opera, Awatsihu, with a libretto and music by Philippe Forget and sets by painter Etienne Yver. In 2012, with the Opera Theatre of Lyon, a creation of Macbeth, on a libretto by André Fornier after Shakespeare and a music by Philippe Forget.
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