SESSION II

JEAN-MICHEL

SAXOPHONE

GOURY

 

CRR Boulogne-Billancourt - PSPBB

"Jean-Michel Goury is one of the world’s foremost performers of contemporary music for saxophone. "Dr. John Sampen, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA


After studying at CRR de Bordeaux with J-M. Londeix, F. Rossé (analysis), J. Pernoo (conductor of harmony orchestra), M. Fusté-Lambezat (harmony) and F. Valonne (chamber music), J-M. Goury obtains several first prizes in various national competitions, notably those organized by Radio France. At the Aix-les-Bains competition, he plays accompanied by R. Muraro and receives the congratulations of the president of the jury, the legendary saxophonist Marcel Mule.
At ARIAM Île-de-France, he studied conducting with P. Cao. At IRCAM, headed at the time by P. Boulez, he perfected himself in contemporary music with R. Piencikowski (analysis), Daniel Kientzy (saxophone), Ph. Manoury (computer music), M. Stroppa (musical linguistics).

Holder of the Certificate of Aptitude, J-M. Goury currently teaches at CRR and Pôle Supérieur (PSPBB) in Boulogne-Billancourt. Previously, he founded the saxophone classes of the CRD of Creuse, Landes and CRC of Poissy.
Jury-coordinator of the CA of saxophone and tenure (city of Paris), he is also preparer for the tests of DE and CA of saxophone with ARIAM Île-de-France and for CNFPT competitions.
Internationally renowned pedagogue, he takes part in numerous internships, gives associated master classes and recitals around the world, in particular in the USA and Canada: Northwestern University, Eastman School of Music, University of Michigan, New England Conservatory of Boston, Arizona State University, University of Illinois, Bowling Green State University, Wayne State University of Detroit, University of Miami, Columbia State University, University of Florida, University of South Carolina, Susquehanna University, Université de Montréal, UQAM, Victoria State University, University of Alberta in Edmonton, University of Toronto, Calgary State University, University of Saskatchewan, University of Winnipeg… but also in higher conservatories and universities in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Brasilia, Bogota, Mexico, Caracas, Seville, Madrid, Toledo, Vigo, Pesaro, Benevento, Stockholm, Basel, Zurich, Lausanne, Detmold, Lubeck, Berlin, Vienna, Tel Aviv…
He takes part in numerous world congresses (WSC) and directs saxophone groups as part of major projects such as La Nuit Debussy (15 creations, 35 musicians) at the Zagreb World Saxophone Congres in 2018.

As a soloist, J-M. Goury is invited, mainly within the framework of creations (M. Constant, F. Rossé, D. Levaillant, C. Lauba, A. Savouret, G. Pesson…), by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Radio France, the National Orchestras of Chamber of Toulouse and Auvergne, the Bavarian Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Italian Orchestral Ensemble, Landes Instrumental Ensemble, Wind Ensemble from Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal and Nanterre at the Almond Theater. With the Paris Opera orchestra at the Palais Garnier, he participated in the creation and then in the 43 performances and recording of the ballet La petite danseuse de Degas composed by Denis Levaillant and choreographed by P. Bart.
In chamber music, he performs with the Xasax Quartets (saxophone quartet) and Apollinaire (music and poetry), Zéphyr Duos (flute and saxophone) and Goury-Josset (piano and saxophone), the Polyfolia Ensemble ( painting - music happening), as part of prestigious festivals: Festival d'automne - Paris, Festival Présences - Radio France, Scarlatti 555 Night Fever - Radio France, Forum International de la Semaine du Son - Théâtre National de Chaillot, Genève, Odessa , Salzburg Festival, Donaueschinger Musiktage, International Ferienkurse für Neue Musik - Darmstadt, Festival Sine Nomine - Lausanne, Edimburgh International Festival, WDR - Witten, Nancy Jazz Pulsation, Vandeuvre-lès-Nancy, Lucerne, Vilnius, Cologne, Music Festival Wizard - Boston , Electronic Music Festival - Chicago, Gainsville, Milano Musica, Uzeste Musical, Avignon, Amiens, Happy New Ear - Bordeaux, Festival PiedNu - Havre, Festival des Abbayes, Festival d'Albret e tc.) as well as with other ensembles: Contrechamps - Geneva, Itinerary, 2E2M - Paris, Les Éléments - Toulouse, Schoenberg Chor - Vienne, Neue vocalisolisten - Stuttgart, Camerata - Zürich, Quartet Vocal Thélème - Basel, Ensemble XXIe siècle - Tel Aviv…
He shared the stage with artists such as: P. Rophé, Y. Seffer, E. Parker, J. Suhubiette, O. Yoshiide, S. Cambreling, H. Behrens, G. Coleman, D. Crumb, A. van Beck, P. di Rivera, F. Fisbach, S. Kessler, M. Michalakakos, E. Parker, G. Stroesser, X. Gagnepain, V. Bouchot, B. Lubat…

Very active in the field of musical creation with more than 400 works from almost a hundred composers (H. Sauguet, B. Jolas, G. Aperghis, F. Lévy, F. Bedrossian, B. Lang, G. Wanamaker, A. Louvier, E. Rolin, A. Zimmerlin, T. Kessler, C. Gabriele, B. Carlosema, P. Jakubowski, M-H. Fournier, M. Kuehn, R. Lemay, M. Svoboda, M. Shrude, G. Netti, P-A. Charpy, R. Lima, B. Giner, L. Francesconi, J-L. Hervé, A. Hamel, A. Buess, S. Lacaze, E. Sharp, S. Payen, S. Movio, R. Gubler…), his performances in creation and recordings (41 CDs) have received awards and reviews from all over the world: Siemens Prize (Albumblatt, H. Thomalla), Diapason d'or and Choc de la Musique (Pagine e Canzoniere by S. Sciarrino, Canticum novissimi testamenti by L. Berio)…

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