Maxime Aulio (born in Chartres, France, in 1980) is a French composer. He began his studies of organ at a young age but soon took interest in percussion, harpsichord, then horn, the instrument he studied at the Conservatoire National de Région of Toulouse. He studied at the Lemmens Conservatory in Leuven, Belgium, where he graduated in 2006 with two master's, in composition (and fugue) and conducting. During the summer of 1999, he composed his first work for concert band, Prophéties, premiered by the band of the Conservatoire National de Région of Toulouse. One year later, he wrote Les Voyages de Gulliver, a suite in four movements for concert band (De Haske Publications).
Maxime Aulio is a self-taught and versatile composer. His list of works includes items for soloist(s) and wind orchestra [Il Signore Fagotto (2002) for bassoon ; Bilbo the Hobbit (2002) for horn ; Montségur, La Tragédie Cathare (2003) for trombone ; Marsyas (2005) for flute and harp ; The Butterfly that Stamped (2006) for baritone saxophone ; Libertalia (2007) for euphonium ; etc.] as well as compositions for chamber ensembles [Arachnophobie (2000) for saxophone quartet ; Phaethon (2008) for bass trombone and ensemble, etc.], for symphonic orchestra [Elégie et Elévation (2007) for trombone and orchestra ; etc.], or film music [vie de couple directed by Jean Lenormand (2004)].
His works have been premiered and played by such well-known musicians and ensembles as : Jean-Pierre Cénédèse, Daniel Lassalle, Claude Roubichou, Michel Becquet, Laurent Lefèvre, Philippe Hanon, Louis-Hervé Matton, Laurent Le Chenadec, Miraphone Tuba Quartett, Anthony Caillet, Alexandre Doisy, Eric Villevière, Philippe Ferro, Jacques Deleplancque, Amsterdamse TramHarmonie (Netherlands), Ensemble Instrumental de l’Ariège, Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Région Centre, Ensemble à Vents de l’Isère, Orchestre à Vents Non Identifié (Quebec), Paris Air Force Band, Wind Band of the Metropolitan Police of Paris, Principal Wind Band of French Army, Marine Band of Brest, Contra Costa Wind Symphony (USA), Nagoya University of Arts Wind Orchestra (Japan), American Wind Symphony Orchestra (USA), etc.
Mr. Aulio has also studied orchestra conducting with the illustrious Conservatory of Paris’s professor Jean-Sébastien Béreau, as well as Eric Villevière.
The composer's interest in wind orchestra history in France, especially its military past, and his advocacy for militant action around it, led him to begin a career as military conductor in French army in 2008. In 2012, he participated in a masterclass for conducting contemporary music ensembles, given by Jean Deroyer and Ensemble Court-Circuit.
Works for Winds
- Aerospace Prelude to Symphony of Space, Op.10
- Arachnophobie for saxophone quartet, Op.2
- Aquila Non Capit Muscas (2019)
- Claricatures for clarinet quartet, Op.26
- Contes et Légendes de Savoie, Op.23
- Fantasy for Trombones and Percussion, Op.15
- Four Haïku for percussion, Op.24
- Haïku with alto saxophone, Op.24b
- Just so Pieces Op.18
- L’aiguille qui fait déborder le vase Op.30
- La Grande Vague de Kanagawa Op.29
- The Last Dream of the Old Oak Op.9
- Les murmures du vent Whispering Wind, Op.5
- Les Trois Mousquetaires with solo tuba quartet, Op.8
- Les Voyages de Gulliver Gulliver’s Travels, Op.3
- Libertalia with solo euphonium, Op.19
- Marsyas with solo flute/piccolo and obligato harp, Op.11
- Mégalopoles for saxophone quartet, Op.25
- Montségur, la Tragédie Cathare with solo trombone, Op.7
- Odysseia (2005/2008)
- Phaetho with solo bass trombone, Op.22
- Prophéties pièce burlesque Op.1
- Still Life for percussion quartet, Op.14
- Symphony of Space (2009/2010)
- Triton with solo trumpet, Op.31
- Whispering Wind (2005)