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Alexandre Ouzounoff

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Alexandre Ouzounoff


Alexandre Ouzounoff (b. 1955) is a French composer

Ouzounoff studied bassoon with Maurice Allard and won the first prize in History of Music at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris. A few years later he was laureate of the International Chamber Music Competition of Martigny, Switzerland (1978).

From 1980 he became part of the international avant-garde for the bassoon, working very closely with many composers. In 1987 after having been invited by Lionel Hampton at the Idaho Jazz Festival, he decided to dedicate himself intensively to the composition.

In 1998 he received the first prize of St Jacques de Compostelle Competition. In 2015, he won the second prize of the Col Legno Composition Competition (USA). He composed more than 50 pieces and his works are performed internationally

Ouzounoff is currently professor of bassoon at the Conservatory of Versailles.

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