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Daniel Gremelle was born in 1963 in Northern France.

Studies and Competitions

Aged 16, he begins his saxophone studies in the Conservatory of Douai (Northern France)  where he gets a 1st Prize at the unanimity of the jury in 1983, the same for Paris City in 1984. He also gets a 1st Prize at International Music Competitions that occured din France : 1985 (Concours Bellan), 1987 (Concours UFAM) ; the same year, 1st Prize at the unanimity of jury and Best Soloist Medal in Dunkerque, Northern France (Young Artists Competition); 1988: 1st Prize in National Competition of Aix les Bains.
1988 is also a great year: 1st Prize of the Paris National Superior Conservatory (class of professor Daniel Deffayet)
In 1989, he wins the 1st Prize and Great Prize of Paris International Competition at Radio-France. First named by the « Guilde Française des Artistes Solistes », he is the only one in the world to have got this distinction for the saxophone.. Last but not least, he gets the 1st Great Prize at the unanimity of the jury for the International Competition « Adolphe Sax ».

Orchestral chairs

Daniel Gremelle has been the Saxophone Soloist of the Orchestre National de l'Opéra de Paris since 1990 ; he is also often asked to play with prestigious orchestras like : Orchestre National de France, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Ensemble Intercontemporain,  Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Scala of Milan Orchestra, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra… He played with reknowed conductors like Pierre Boulez, Myung-Whun Chung, David Robertson, Michel Plasson, Georges Prêtre, Kent Nagano, Semyon Bychkov, Jeffrey Tate, James Conlon, Claudio Abbado, Ulf Schirmer,  Seiji Osawa, Lorin Maazel…


His career of international soloist enables him to be invited throughout the world in famous concerts halls : Japan, Brazil, China, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Slovakia, Canary Islands, Korea, Taiwan … and to play as a soloist with numerous orchestras.

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