Guillaume Pernes

Guillaume Pernes

Born in 1972, Guillaume Pernes studied at the Conservatoire de Dijon with Jean Arnoult, and at the Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison with André Beun.

In 1994 he was admitted to Claude Delangle's class at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where he was awarded 1st prize in 1997.

He then joined the Orchestre de la Garde Républicaine, where he is currently principal tenor saxophone.

Guillaume Pernes has won several national competitions, as well as the Dinant International Saxophone Competition in 1998.

Specialising in chamber music, he plays in various groups including the Aeolia Quartet, the Saxiana Quartet, the Paris Saxophone Quintet and the Garde Républicaine Quintet.

He is also a member of the Saxo Voce saxophone ensemble, with which he plays an active part in promoting and developing the classical and crossover saxophone repertoire, as well as creating works with composers such as Karol Beffa, Thierry Escaich, Guillaume Connesson, Johan Farjot and Olivier Kaspar.

Invited by various symphony orchestras, he plays regularly with the Orchestre de l'Opéra National de Paris.

He currently teaches at the Paul Dukas Conservatoire in the 12th arrondissement of Paris.


Photo credit: Jean-Noël Martin