Tuesday, February 10, 2015, Westwood High School CANCELLED
Alexandre Doisy, saxophone
Alexandre Doisy was born in 1980 and started learning music at the age of 6. His technical skills, expressiveness and musicality quickly caught the attention of professionals. His talent led him to enter the CNSM (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique) of Paris at age 15, where he achieved the higher training level diploma with distinctions. He then followed the 2-year advanced cycle, while training in piano and conducting.
He won several prizes at international competitions: 1st prize of the 2nd International Adolphe Sax Competition of Dinant, Belgium in 1998, 2nd prize (no 1st prize awarded) and prize of the audience of the 50th International Competition of the ARD of Munich in 2001, and 1st prize of the 2nd Jean-Marie Londeix International Competition in Bangkok in 2008. He was awarded the distinctions of Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe in 2000 and of the Banques Populaires Group Foundation in 2001.
Nowadays, Alexandre Doisy regularly performs as a soloist with the Munich Radio Orchestra, the Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, the Saint Petersburg Symphony Orchestra or the National Orchestra of Lyon. He has also been performing along with piano and chamber music throughout Europe, Canada, Japan and Russia. Some of his concerts have been broadcast, particularly for Arte or NHK.
In 2011, his recording of the Rapsodie by Claude Debussy with the National Orchestra of Lyon was published by Naxos.
Alexandre Doisy devotes a large part of his artistic activity to symphonic repertoire with saxophone within internationally known orchestras such as the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris, the Ensemble InterContemporain, the Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Since 2006, he has been regularly joining performances in Lyon and stage tours of the Orchestre National de Lyon and the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Lyon.
A laureate of the aptitude certificate in saxophone teaching, he currently teaches in the Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional in Grenoble. He is also appointed for master class teaching in Europe and Japan.
He is interested by research and development in new equipment and has developed a privileged partnership with the Vandoren company, for whom he works as an artistic advisor for saxophone mouthpieces and reeds.