Maxence Larrieu, flute

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Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 5:30pm

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Monthly Concerts: Maxence Larrieu, flute
A program of mostly French music, followed by a post-concert chat with NY Philharmonic flutist Robert Langevin
Virtual event; admission/access is free. Click here.


Virtual event; admission/access is free. Click here.

Maxence Larrieu, flute

Véronique Carrot, harpsichord • Vanda Albota, piano
Guest artist: José-Daniel Castellon, flute

A program of mostly French music in the tradition of Joseph Rampal, followed by a post-concert chat with NY Philharmonic flutist Robert Langevin

Printable program (pdf) is here. October 2021 NYFC Newsletter is here


Quatrième Concert Royal in E minor                                       François Couperin (1668-1733)

Deuxième Récréation de Musique                                          Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764)
   in G major, Op. 8, for two flutes and basso continuo

Entr’acte (arr. flute and harpsichord)                                       Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

En bateau, from Petite Suite (arr. for flute and piano)             Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Two melodies (arr. for flute and piano)                                    Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
En prière (Praying); Après un rêve (After a dream) 

Pièce en forme de Habanera (arr. for flute and piano)            Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Two Interludes (arr. for two flutes and piano)                          Jacques Ibert

Sonata (1957)   Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

Duets from The Magic Flute                                                    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Post-concert chat with Maxence Larrieu and Robert Langevin

                                             Program subject to change

Maxence Larrieu's appearance is made possible in part by Powell Flutes.

Born in Marseille in 1934, Maxence Larrieu is considered one of the world's most important flutists. He first studied at the Academy of Music in his home town under Joseph Rampal and is understood to be one of the best examples of the French Flute School's development from mid-20th century to the present.

Earning his diploma with full marks, Larrieu joined Gaston Crunelle's class at the Academy of Music in Paris in 1951. After only one year of study at the Academy, he won the Premier Prix in Chamber Music. Consequently, his first prize in the National Superior Music College of Paris in 1953 bespoke a flutist whose varied talents yielded accolades in multiple arenas. In 1954, Larrieu took first prize in international competitions in Munich and Geneva and since then has appeared with renowned orchestras such as I Musici and the English Chamber Orchestra.

A tireless advocate of new music, Larrieu counts Jean Rivier and Marcel Landowski among the composers writing for him, and over the course of his career he performed the Poulenc Sonata several times with the composer seated at the keyboard.

Counting more than 100 recordings to his credit (see below for sources), Larrieu has many recording prizes and has recorded with orchestras from Prague, Munich, Cologne, and Monte Carlo, as well as with I Musici, l'Ensemble Instrumental of France, Chamber Orchestra of the Sarre, and the Philharmonic of Turin. His performing collaborators include esteemed colleagues such as Arthur Grumiaux, Rafael Puyana, Bruno Canino, Gabriel Tacchino, Susanna Mildonian, Maurice André, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Lily Laskine.

Since 1964, Larrieu has enjoyed regular invitations to Japan, Korea, China, the United States, and all over Europe for concerts and masterclasses in establishments including Juilliard, Yale, and the Royal Academy of Music in London and in Milan, Nice, and other cities. Larrieu was a member of the jury for different competitions, including the famed Kobé International Competition and the Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition, as well as esteemed competitions in Munich, Prague, and Budapest, before becoming president of the Jean-Pierre Rampal Flute Competition in 2001.

Students include Robert Langevin, Mathieu Dufour, Jean Ferrandis, Patrick Gallois, Sibel Pensil, and many others.

Many of Maxence Larrieu recordings can be found on the Association Jean-Pierre Rampal website ( Some favorites include

The first three are available exclusively as physical product and do not exist anywhere in streaming or download. The members of the NYFC can have a 20% reduction on all the CDs from the website (still a work in progress) until November 15, 2021 with the promo code NYFC. People from abroad must choose Paypal as payment mode.


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