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Vincent David

"My music follows my evolution and experience, I like the diversity of styles and ideas. But there are above all influences; I was lulled by the French music of the 20th century, Debussy, Ravel, then more modern, Bartok, Ligeti, Messiaen, Boulez, as well as by jazz."


Vincent DAVID was born in Paris in 1974 and is graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris in 1996 with a first prize with unanimity, class of Claude Delangle. He finished his studies in perfectionnement where he distinguishes himself in international competitions:

- 1st  Grand prize at the International Adolphe Sax Competition in Dinant (Belgium), 1994,

- 3rd prize at the international Competition of musical execution of Geneva (Switzerland), 1995

- 2nd prize at the International Jean-Marie Londeix Competition of Bordeaux (France), 1996.

He plays since the beginning of his career with the famous Ensemble Intercontemporain conducted by Pierre Boulez, David Robertson, Jonathan Nott, Peter Eotvös

He collaborated with Pierre Boulez and created in Paris in 2001 a new version for saxophone of Dialogue de l’ombre double. Since then he plays this masterpiece.

For the saxophone’s repertoire around the world, a young composer, Bruno Mantovani, composed for him a concerto for saxophone solo and ensemble Troisième round. He performed it with the Ensemble Intercontemporain and this piece is recorded by AEON production with the ensemble TM+.

Vincent David gives numerous master classes and concerts throughout Europe and Asia. His repertoire is composed of creations and transcriptions. He plays in the saxophone’s quartet Arcanes.

Through his taste for eclecticism he also plays with famous big bands in Europe, such as Le sacre du Tympan conducted by Fred Palem.

He is a saxophone professor at the Versailles Conservatoire and is in charge of a new collection for the Billaudot publishing house.

Photo credits: Marc Rouvé - Loïc Guilpain / Henri SELMER Paris

Music elevates our spirituality.

Soprano Saxophone
Series III soprano

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.

Alto Saxophone
Supreme alto

After 100 years of innovation, design, and manufacturing of the saxophone, Henri SELMER Paris redefines the modern identity of the alto saxophone with the Supreme.

Alto Saxophone
Series III alto

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.

Saxophone Accessories
E-flat alto saxophone Claude Delangle mouthpiece

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.

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Pulse, Vincent David's new album
Vincent David recently released a very personal album on the Klarthe label: a deep dive into the universe of a multifaceted musician...
Discover UNITED SAXOPHONES, our series with the Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Région Centre
Initiated by Philippe Ferro (musical director of the OHRC), this programme aims to promote works dedicated to the saxophone to a wide audience.
Outings and event
ISSA 2020 online, new saxophone academy
Faced with the global health crisis and the cancellation of many summer academies, professional musicians from around the world have joined forces to offer an online Saxophone Academy in July and August 2020.
"The Sound and me" #07 with Vincent David
For this new episode of the series, french saxophonist Vincent David speaks about vocality, inner sensations and spiritual elevation...
Outings and event
Master sax : stage virtuel de saxophone
Du 4 au 6 décembre 2020, neuf saxophonistes de renom vous proposent des masterclass en ligne ouvertes à tous les passionnés de saxophone, de débutant à professionnel !
Supreme Alto Saxophone, the new era
After 100 years of innovation, design, and manufacturing of the saxophone, Henri SELMER Paris redefines the modern identity of the alto saxophone with the SUPREME. The creation of the Supreme embodies the culmination of centuries of expertise, combined with a perfectly mastered manufacturing process that lives up to the ambitions of the SELMER company.
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Andorra Sax Fest, 1-8 april 2023
As one of the most important saxophone festivals in the world, the Andorra Sax Fest thrills Andorra every year with concerts, competitions and workshops with the greatest.
[VIDEOS] Testimonials from artists who play the Supreme
Released in February 2021, the Supreme is distinguished by its richness of tone, its ease of playing, but also its incomparable accuracy and great projection capacity. It pushes the boundaries of playing and rises above musical aesthetics. Saxophonists from a wide variety of backgrounds share their thoughts on this extraordinary instrument...
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[Report] Pedagogical Meetings for the Saxophone 2022
On September 30th, the event gathered more than one hundred French-speaking teachers, from all regions, all sizes of structures, and all musical genres. On the program: concerts and discussions on online teaching, the use of effect pedals, the repertoire, the various courses, the feminization of the saxophone, the ASAX…
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