ANDRÉ CAZALET, horn
André Cazalet is principal hornist of the Orchestre de Paris and has also performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Europe, as well as extensively the United States and the Middle East. His partners on stage have included D. Barenboim, S. Mintz, Quatuor Talich, J. P. Rampal, J. B. Pommier, G. Caussé, M. Bourgue, K. and M. Labèque as well as the Orchestre de Paris, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and Ensemble Intercontemporain with P. Boulez. As a professor at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique Paris, he has been invited to lecture abroad on a regular basis, including at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, at the European Mozart Foundation, the Hamburg University of Music and Theatre, the Norwegian Academy of Music, and the Central Conservatory in Beijing. He received the Award “Grand Prix du Disque” for his interpretation of the Brahms and Ligeti trios. His DECCA recording of the Elégie by Poulenc was honoured by Grammophone magazine. His discography also includes the concerti by J. and M. Haydn and L. Mozart, recorded with the Orchestre National de Chambre de Toulouse.