Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a first-class classical saxophone artist. He learned saxophones from Daniel Deffayet at CNSM , Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Dance de Paris, and graduated top of the class at the age of only 17, which was unprecedented at the time. He was awarded second prize at the Gap International Saxophone Competition in France (First prize was no applicable). To this date, he maintains an active solo career and has performed with many orchestras across the world. He has been the saxophone soloist for the Berliner Philharmoniker and for the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France.
He has recorded a total of 14 CDs during his career. As an educator, he has been the professor at Cergy-Pontoise Conservatory. He used to be the professor at Indiana University in the USA from 2000 to 2001. He also gives concerts and master classes actively in Europe, Asia, Canada, the USA and Australia.
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The name Phil Woods evokes in most jazz fans the image of a sizzling hot tone and an intensely driving rhythmic pulse, as well as improvisations that grab listeners and never release. He's an alto saxophone player (and clarinetist) whose lineage is clearly rooted in Charlie Parker, Benny Carter and Johnny Hodges.
Born in 1958 in Montreal, Canada, Khaner studied at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of the late Julius Baker. After serving as co-principal of the Pittsburgh Symphony and principal of the Cleveland Orchestra and Atlantic Symphony Orchestra, he has been Principal Flute of the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990.