Edinburgh International Festival

"Unbridled sensuousness; an uncanny clarity of line; and above all, a compelling urge to engage with his listeners."

« French oboist François Leleux has a remarkable collection of musical talents, but it was his overriding desire to communicate, to tell his music’s stories, that marked out his Queen’s Hall recital as something very special.  Not unexpectedly, perhaps, he particularly excelled in the French segments. An early Dutilleux Sonata was full of chiselled, icy beauty; a sensitive Saint-Saëns Sonata revealed a lower register as sweet and smooth as golden syrup; and above all, a tender, heartfelt Poulenc Sonata balanced classical restraint with aching poignancy.  » (The Scotsman, August 17, 2017)