Patrick Gallois

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Patrick Gallois (born 1956) is a French flutist and conductor.

Gallois was born in Linselles near the town of Lille in the north of France. At the age of 17 he began studies at the Conservatoire de Paris with the celebrated flutist Jean-Pierre Rampal and after two years received the First Prize. At the age of 21 he became principal flutist of the Orchestre National de France under Lorin Maazel. He served in that capacity from 1977 to 1984. In 1984 he left this post for a career as a flute soloist and, later, conductor.

Gallois has played under many famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Pierre Boulez, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, and Sergiu Celibidache. He also regularly performs and records with leading conductors and collaborates chamber music with Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman, Peter Schreier, Jörg Demus, and the Lindsay String Quartet Formerly, he performed with Jean-Pierre Rampal and the harpist Lily Laskine.

Gallois has had an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon and, more recently, has recorded with Naxos. His discography currently includes some 75 recordings.

From 2003 till 2012 Gallois was the music director of Jyväskylä Sinfonia in Jyväskylä, Finland. He toured with the orchestra in Europe and Japan.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1989 Chamber Music Poulenc; Pascal Rogé, Gallois, Bourgue, Portal, Wallez, Cazalet 1
1993 Violin Concerto / Flute Concerto / Clarinet Concerto Carl Nielsen; Dong Suk-Kang, Patrick Gallois, Olle Schill, Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung 1
1993 6 Flute Concertos, Op. 10 Antonio Vivaldi; Patrick Gallois, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra 1
1994 Flötenkonzerte aus Sanssouci Patrick Gallois, Kammerorchester C.P.E. Bach, Peter Schreier 1
1998 Triple Concerto / Romance in E minor / Violin Romances Beethoven; Philharmonia Orchestra, Myung-Whun Chung, The Chung Trio, Patrick Gallois, Pascal Gallois 1
1999 On the Last Frontier / Concerto for Flute and Orchestra / Anadyomene Einojuhani Rautavaara; Patrick Gallois, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Finnish Philharmonic Choir, Leif Segerstam 1
2006 Symphonies nos. 1 and 2 Gounod; Sinfonia Finlandia, Patrick Gallois 1
2009 Violin Concertos nos. 6, 8 and 11 Louis Spohr; Simone Lamsma, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois 1
2010 Symphony in C major "Jena" / Flute Concerto in G major Friedrich Witt; Patrick Gallois, Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä 1
2012 Symphonies in B flat and in G / Flute Concerto in C Ignace Pleyel; Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois 1
2013 Violin Concertos / Violin Sonata in F minor Felix Mendelssohn; Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois, Tianwa Yang, Romain Descharmes 1
2013 Overtures, Volume 3 Domenico Cimarosa; Sinfonia Finlandia Jyväskylä, Patrick Gallois 1

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