The Magic Flautist & Conductor – Patrick Gallois Talks to Jeremy Siepmann
February 21, 2011
Patrick Gallois. Flautist extraordinaire, chamber musician par excellence, conductor from the age of 10, chamber partner with the likes of Yuri Bashmet, Natalia Gutman, Peter Schreier, Jean-Pierre Rampal (his teacher), Jörg Demus and the Lindsay Quartet, he was appointed 1st flute of the Orchestre National de France at the age of 21, later working under the direction of such conductors as Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Lorin Maazel, Pierre Boulez, Karl Böhm, Eugen Jochum, Sergiu Celibidache; he has conducted orchestras, his own and others, around the world, and is a veteran of the recording studio. A well-known champion of contemporary composers, music has been the air he breathed for as long as he can remember.