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Alain Daboncourt

  • Flutist

Biography

As a soloist Alain DABONCOURT plays in many countries : USA, Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, the Ukraine, Lithuania, Romania, Poland, India, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Middle-East ... He appears in such major halls as : Taipei National Concert Hall, St Petersburg Philharmony, Vilnius Philharmony, Torino's Teatro Alfieri and RAI Auditorium, Paris Salle Gaveau...
Until now, he has recorded 12 CDs. Among his partners : Orchestre de Chambre d'Auvergne, Russian Chamber Philharmonic, Kharkov Philharmony, Chisinau Philharmony, Varsaw Baroque Soloists, I Virtuosi dell'Accademia, Manchester Sinfonia, Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, Macau Chamber Orchestra... François-René Duchâble, Jean-Marie Cottet, Jean-François Ballèvre, Billy Eidi, Giuseppe Massaglia, Elena Winther, Maria Calleja, Mary Wu.. (piano) Isabelle Courret, Marion Fromonteil... (harp) Zoltan Toth, Yuri Bashmet... (viola) Sibelius Trio, Solistes de Cannes, les 3B...
Alain DABONCOURT was brought into contact with music at a very young age, playing the piano in his childhood. At 14, he discovered the flute while attending a flute concert in his small home town in France. He taught himself for four years, and after enrolling for one year in Marseille Conservatory, he studied in Paris (Michel Debost) and Genève (Jean-Claude Hermenjat). He graduated from Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (Diplôme Supérieur de Concertiste). He improved his art listening to the lessons of J.P. Rampal, A. Nicolet, A. Adorjan.