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Sunday 17 September at 5 p.m. in the château

Thomas LELEU, tuba and Guillaume VINCENT, piano

Thomas LELEU, tuba

He was named «Instrumental Soloist Revelation of the Year  « at the Victoires de la Musique Classique awards in 2012, the first tuba player to receive this distinction in the history of the awards.

He has received rave reviews in the music press...»World-wide star of the tuba» (Fréderic Taddéï, Europe 1), «Exceptionally gifted» (La Croix), «The tuba has found its Paganini « (Frédéric Lodéon).

An artist at the crossroads of the genres, a classic soloist, passionate about all the world’s music, as well as contemporary music, this «absolute genius of the tuba» (La Nouvelle République) was already at the beginning of an impressive career. When he was 20, he was awarded First Prize for Tuba, with distinction, at the Conservatoire de  Musique et Danse in Paris. He also studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Detmold in Germany, with Hans Nickel.

Winner at prestigious international competitions; Markneukirchen in Germany, Jéju in South Korea and in Luxemburg, Thomas was appointed, aged 19, lead tuba in the Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Opéra in Marseilles. In 2018, invited to visit Berlin by Rolando Villazon, he became one of the ZDF/Arte   «Stars of Tomorrow».

He has performed solo and in orchestras in numerous concert halls and prestigious festivals: Konzerthaus in Berlin, Mito Festival in Italy, Kissinger Sommer in Bad Kissingen in Germany, Festival de Radio France Occitanie in Montpellier, Un violon sur le Sable,  Salle Gaveau, Théâtre du Châtelet, Maison de Radio France, Palais du Congrès in Paris, Grand Théâtre de Provence, New England Conservatory in USA, Brucknerhaus in Linz, Orchestre de Chambre in Paris, Junge Sinfonie in Berlin, Orchestre Philharmonique de l’Opéra in Marseilles, Orchestre d’Avignon Provence, Orchestra Symphonique de Lara in Venezuala,L’Orchestre de la Police Nationale….and across the world, Asia, North America, South America  and Europe.

Thomas has regularly appeared on TV and in radio broadcasts…….France 2, Europe 1, Paris Première, Radio Classique, France Inter, Bayerische Rundfunk...He has given Masterclasses in the most famous Conservatoires in the world: Hochschule für Musik Hans Heisler in Berlin, Universität der Künste in Berlin, Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, Conservatoire national supérieur de musique in Paris, New England Conservatory in Boston, Tokyo Music College, Eastman School of Music...also in New York, Rio de Janiero, Peking, and Seoul.

In his constant search for new musical experiences, he has founded several distinctive and original ensembles, «Thomas Leleu Sextet» tuba & string quintet, «tubaVScello», tuba & cello, «Thomas Leleu Trio», tuba with vibraphone & piano, and he created his own stage show, based on music from around the world, together with jazz: «The Tuba’s Trip» produced by Claude Tissier.

He is the Melton Meinl/Weston Artist-Endorser Buffet-Crampon, and he worked with this famous company in the production of the 2250TL «French Touch» tuba, which he currently plays.


« Just as Jean-Pierre Rampal popularised the flute, and Maurice André the trumpet, Thomas Leleu is now  the best exponent of the tuba » (Frédéric Lodeon, France Musique)

«The most talented tuba player of his generation, celebrated by Victoires de la Musique, capable of challenging the pre-eminence of the violin» (La Montagne)

«This world-famous star of the tuba has raised this instrument to the heights»

 (La Tribune)


He played at the Château with the cellist Xavier Châtillon in June 2018.

Guillaume VINCENT, piano

Born in Annecy, he began to study piano when he was 7 and, when he was 10 he began to perform in concerts. He was noticed by  François-René Duchable, who  encouraged him to apply to join the Conservatoire de Paris, where he was accepted , aged 13, into the class of Jacques Rouvier and Prisca Benoit. Three year’s later he was awarded, unanimously, his Piano Prize, and also his Diploma in Advanced Studies. He continued his music education with Jean-François Heisser and Marie-Josèphe Jude for piano and with Yves Henri for harmony. When he was 18, he received his Masters  Diploma  in Piano, as well as his Prize for Harmony. In June 2011, he was also awarded his Postgraduate Degree for Composing/Performing. From 2018 to 2020 Guillaume studied at Queen Elizabeth’s Music Chapel in Belgium in the class of Louis Lortie. Since October 2020 he has been studying with Avedis Kouyoumdjian at the University for Music and the Performing Arts in Vienna.


Guillaume has been awarded numerous prizes: Prix Drouet-Bourgois, First Prize at the «Young Concert Artists Competition in Leipzig, Prix de l,Académie Ravel, Prix des Mélomanes in St Jean de Luz, Prix de la SACEM, Prix de la Fondation Lacroix, Prix de l’Orchestre National de France, Révélation Classique de l’Adami, Prix Jeunes Talents,  Prix de la Fondation Safran, Lauréat de la Fondation de la Banque Populaire. In 2014 he was nominated «Révélation Instrumental Soloist»at the Victoires de la Musique awards.


He has performed solo in numerous prestigious  venues, such as the Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Barbican Hall in London, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, la Salle Pleyel and the Salle Gaveau in Paris, the Palace of the Arts in Budapest, the Qatar Opera House in Doha, the Simon Bolivar Hall in Caracas,St Martin-in-the-Fields in London. He has also had many collaborations with orchestras such as Radio Frankfort, Philharmonic in Budapest, the Orchestral Ensemble in Kanazawa, the Philharmonic in Kanagawa, the National Orchesqtra in Bordeaux, the Orchestre Lamoureux, l’Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic in Qatar and the Simon Bolivar Symphonic Orchestra.


These performances have enabled him to work with famous conductors such as Marc Minkowski, Tugan Sokhiev, Seikyo Kim, Fayçal Karoui, Olari Elts, Joshua dos Santos, Arie Van Beek an,d Joshua Weilerstein.

Guillaume is regularly invited to perform solo in numerous festivals in France, as well as in Chamber Music ensembles : Lille Piano Festival, Piano Festival Jacobins in Toulouse, Chopin Festival in Paris, Pianos en Valois Festival in Angoulême,  Festival de Pâques and l’Août  Musical in Deauville,

the International Classical Piano Festival in Biarritz, the Festival les Grands Crus Musicaux et l4Esprit du Piano in Bordeauxintemps Musical de Saint-Cosme, the Nohant Chopin Festival, la Folle Journée de Nantes, the Festival de la Roque d’Anthéron……

Amongst his numerous partners in Chamber Music are Augustin Dumay, Renaud Capuçon, Alexandra Soumm, Déborah Nemtanu, Antoine Tamestit, Lise Berthaud, Adrien Lamarca, Edgar Moreau, Yan Levionnios, Jean-François Heisser, David Kadouch, Jonas Vitaud, Adam Laloum, Paul Meyer, Michel Lethiec, Sabine Devieilhe, Caroline Casadesus, Philippe Jaroussky, Thomas Leleu, Adélaïde Ferrière, the quartets Ardeo, Zaide, Varèse et Hanson, l’Ensemble Initium, l’Ensemble Ouranos and the Aedes choir. In addition to playing on numerous CD’s, notably on the Warner label, Guillaume has recorded two solo projects for the Naïve label: a double CD of Rachmaninov’s Preludes, which was released in  November 2012 and «Black Liszt» released in December 2019, playing less well-known works of Franz Liszt. Since 2019 Guillaume has been associate artist at le Volcan, in Le Havre. He is also associate artist-in-residence at the Singer-Polignac Foundation in Paris.



Haendel, Brahms, Piazzolla, Arlen, Rachmaninov, Arban…

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