Philippe Lecocq is a saxophone professor at the Toulouse Regional Conservatory since September 1988, as well as at the Superior Institute for the Arts (isdaT) since 1995.
He earned the First Prize for Saxophone Performance at the Superior Paris Conservatory (class of Daniel Deffayet), and received his Certificate of Aptitude (C.A.) for saxophone pedagogy in June 1985.
Member of the Diastema Saxophone Quartet since its creation in 1986, Philippe Lecocq performs numerous concerts world wide (France, Spain, Switzerland, England, Austria, Germany, Italy, Morocco, Estonia, USA, Canada, China, Taiwan, Japan, Russia).
In touch with today's composers, the quartet is at the origin of several creations (B. Dubedout, P. Burgan, P. Jodlowski, L. Martin, Ph. Geiss, G. Gastinel, P.Y. Level, V. Paulet). Philippe Lecocq has recorded eight CDs distributed by Naxos and Harmonia Mundi.
Highly demanded since 1990 as saxophone soloist with the Toulouse National Orchestra (numerous international tours, 5 CDs and a DVD), Philippe Lecocq has developed a certain aesthetic which synthesizes the traditions of orchestral instruments with the French School of Saxophone.
His orchestral experience in conjugation with 25 years with the Diastema Quartet truly enhances the quality of his teaching, and explains why Philippe Lecocq is a highly sought after and appreciated pedagogue.
The Series III Soprano ensures greater playability, particularly as regards pitch and blowing.
The blowing emission of its high register extended to high G has been largely facilitated. Selecting a straight or curved neck allows to get well acquainted with it.
The 'Series III' Alto is no doubt the most performing of our catalogue. It is a very accurate model in terms of tuning and emission. It offers a great richness of tone.
This pioneering bi-material mouthpiece with its unique acoustic and sound properties testifies to Henri SELMER Paris’ evergrowing desire to improve its products. The golden metal ring lines the entire bore and allows for a denser, fuller sound with increased projection. The acoustic performance of this new alto saxophone mouthpiece signed “Claude Delangle” will charm saxophone players and audience members alike.