About François

François Leleux’s pre-eminence as an oboist is internationally recognised but over the last twenty years he has in parallel developed a significant reputation as conductor, and is now in demand on the podium both with and without oboe in hand. Leleux is regularly invited by the world’s leading orchestras, festivals and concert series, both as soloist and player/director with repertoire ranging from baroque to newly commissioned works.

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Cadogan Hall, London, United Kingdom


Saint-Saëns: Oboe Sonata

Gipps: Sea-Shore Suite

Dutilleux : Oboe Sonata

Poulenc : Oboe Sonata

Bozza : Fantaisie pastorale

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Gävle Konserthus, Gävle, Sweden

Gävle Symphony Orchestra

Rossini: The Barber of Seville, overture

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in C major

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor

Stravinsky: The Firebird 1919

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Chiesa San Francesco Locarno, Locarno, Switzerland

Orchestra della Svizzera italiana

Vivaldi : Concerto grosso op.3 No. 11

Mozart : Concerto for two pianos K365

Schubert : Symphony No. 8 D 759 “Incomplete”

Busoni : Ouverture a una commedia op.38 BV 245

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Concert Stream from the Concertgebouw – François Leleux with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Last month François Leleux recorded a concert at the Concertgebouw with the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Leleux conducted the Dutch premiere of... {...}

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François Leleux returns to Orchestre National de Lille

François Leleux returns to the Orchestre National de Lille to play-conduct a programme of Strauss’ Serenade for 13 Wind Instruments, Mozart’s Oboe... {...}

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#AudiTogether Solidarity Concert – Livestream on April 14

François Leleux joins Lisa Batiashvili, the artistic director of the Audi Summer Concerts, together with a group of renowned... {...}

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Bizet/Gounod album – Apple’s ’10 Classical Albums You Must Hear This Month’

François Leleux’s Bizet/Gounod album has been chosen for Apple’s ’10 Classical Albums You Must Hear This Month’! {...}

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