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Francois Salque

Biography

François Salque is recognized today as one of the most remarkable musicians of his generation. His musical depth and his eclecticism have made him an essential personality in the world of cello and chamber music. A graduate of Yale University and the Paris Conservatory, François Salque won awards in the biggest international competitions (Geneva, Tchaikovsky, Munich, Rostropovitch, Rose, etc.) at a very young age. "The sensitivity and nobility of his playing" combined with "charisma and exceptional virtuosity" (Pierre Boulez) enabled him to win no less than 10 first prizes and as many special prizes. He counts among his masters, Janos Starker, Paul Tortelier, Philippe Muller and Michel Strauss.

His concerts have already taken him to more than sixty countries and he has performed as a soloist with formations such as the Orchester de la Radio de Munich, the Orchester de la Suisse Romande, the Orchester de Monte-Carlo, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Camerata of Saint-Petersburg, the Baltic Chamber Orchestra as well as many French orchestras. His recordings as a soloist and in chamber music with Vincent Peirani, Paul Meyer, Emmanuel Pahud, Eric Le Sage and Alexandre Tharaud have been widely acclaimed by the press (Diapasons d'Or de l'année, Chocs du Monde de la Music, 10 de Répertoire, Citizen jazz, Prix de l'Académie Charles Cros, Chocs de Classica, Victoires de la Musique, Palme d'Or from the BBC, etc.). François Salque has also signed seven remarkable records with the Ysaye quartet, of which he was  for five years the cellist. His commitment to the music of our time has earned him numerous dedications, notably from Thierry Escaich, Bruno Mantovani, Karol Beffa, Krystof Maratka, Jean-François Zygel, Nicolas Bacri. He is also at the origin of several creations, mixing contemporary inspirations and traditional music.

Next performances

July 2022

July 1st 

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Chateauneuf-Grasse

 

 

2nd of July

BACH PROJECT - DUO SALQUE / PEIRANI

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Marseille 

 

 

July 3

CELLO & PIANO RECITAL

Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin with Elena Rozanova, piano

Venejan Festival

 

 

July 7

VIOLIN & CELLO

with Debora Nemtanu, violin

The Great Hours of Saint Emilion

 

 

July 10 

CELLO AND PIANO RECITAL

Schubert, Beethoven, Schumann with Adam Laloum, piano

The Moats of Onzain

 

 

July 11

CLASSICAL / JAZZ / CREATIONS

with guitarist Biréli Lagrène! Loco cello invites Biréli Lagrène

Music festival in Albret

 

 

July 27

DUOS, TRIOS & STRING SEXTUOR

Music festival in Albret

 

 

July 12

BACH PROJECT 

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Music in La Baule

 

 

July 13

TRIO WITH PIANO

Carte blanche to Jean-François Heisser

with Pierre Fouchenneret, violin

 

 

The 14th of July

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Gingham

 

 

July 16

BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT

String trio and quintet

Le Baule

 

 

July 21

CELLO & PIANO RECITAL

Brahms, Beethoven with Jean-François Heisser, piano

Festival Saou Chante Mozart (Drôme)

 

 

July 22

CLASSICAL / JAZZ / CREATION

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Festival Saou Chante Mozart (Drôme)

 

 

July 26

CELLO AND PIANO RECITAL

Schubert, Schumann with Claire-Marie Le Guay, piano

 

 

July 27 

DUOS, TRIOS & STRING SEXTUOR

Music festival in Albret

 

 

July 28

CLASSICAL / JAZZ / CREATION

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Sainte Maxime

 

 

July 30

BEETHOVEN / SCHUBERT

String trio and quintet

Holy Knee

 

 

July 31

BACH PROJECT - DUO SALQUE / PEIRANI

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Holy Knee

August 2022

August 1st

CLASSICAL / JAZZ / CREATIONS

with Emile Parisien, saxophone 

& Vincent Peirani, accordion

Island of Re

 

 

August 3

CLASSICAL / JAZZ / CREATIONS

with guitarist Biréli Lagrène! Loco cello invites Biréli Lagrène

Island of Re

 

 

August 5

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Abbey of Conques

 

 

August 7

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Corbigny

 

 

August 8

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Uzerche

 

 

August 10

FRANÇOIS SALQUE & THE CELLO ORCHESTRA

Music Festival in Bas Armagnac

 

 

August 11

BACH PROJECT 

Duo Salque / Peirani - cello and accordion

Body

 

 

August 12

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Royan

 

 

August 16

VIOLIN & CELLO

in duet with violinist Camille Fonteneau

Cougou Chapel

 

 

August 17

WORLD PREMIERE CREATIONS

in duet with pianist Charles Heisser

in trio with Samuel Strouk and Jérémy Arranger (Loco cello)

Pontchateau auditorium

 

 

August 18

COMPOSERS!

in duet with the pianist Xénia Maliarévitch

in duet with violinist Élise Bertrand

Saint-Gildas des Bois - Franco-American meetings of chamber music

 

 

August 20

JOHN SEBASTIAN BACH

Golberg Variations for String Trio

 

 

August 21

FRANÇOIS SALQUE & THE CELLO ORCHESTRA

Ocean Musical Festival - Lacanau Ocean

 

 

August 23

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

Loco cello - cello, guitar, double bass

Festival in Quercy

 

 

August 25

CLASSIC / JAZZ / CREATIONS 

cello / guitar / drums

Musical'Ocean - Lacanau Ocean