Philippe Lecocq

Philippe Lecocq

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.