Orchestre de Paris
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris
André Cazalet began studying music from a very early age, and was awarded two first prizes from the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris.
Following a period as a soloist for Pierre Boulez’s Ensemble InterContemporain, he has been the Orchestre de Paris’ horn soloist since 1980.
Alongside this, his solo career has led to performances conducted by Christoph Eschenbach, Paavo Järvi, Semyon Bychkov, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Peter Eotvos, John Nelson, Michel Plasson, Antonio Papano, Walter Weller, etc.
A highly sought-after chamber music partner, he has performed alongside names such as Daniel Barenboim, the Talich Quartet, Pascal Rogé, Gérard Caussé, Maurice Bourgue, Katia et Marielle Labèque, Jean Pierre Rampal, Emmanuel Pahud, Schlomo Mintz, Christoph Eschenbach, Pierre Laurent Aimard, Christian Tetziaff, Boris Berezovsky and Julian Rachlin.
His repertoire stretches from the 18th century to the present day, and he is involved in research work with the young generation’s brightest composers. He is a dedicatee and composer for a number of pieces for the horn. Having taught at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris since 1985, he has been invited to teach at some of the world’s greatest establishments: the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory, the Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory, the universities in Vienna and Tokyo, Hamburg’s Musikhochschule, in Freiburg, Munich and beyond.
His discography includes concerti by Haydn and Leopold Mozart, while his album featuring trios by Brahms and Ligeti for piano, violin and horn and was awarded the Grand Prix du Disque. Nominated for the Victoires de la Musique in 2011, André Cazalet is a Chevalier of the French Order of the Arts and Letters.