Chromatic Harmonica Player
Antoine Le Roux plays all musical styles, from Classical to Jazz.
Antoine Le Roux is one of those musicians who succeed in combining a breathtaking virtuosity with a musicality and a sonority rare, even unique to chromatic harmonica.
Having started to blow in a chromatic harmonica since the age of 7 years and never stopped since, Antoine has distinguished himself on numerous stages and through numerous national and international festivals. After winning the national chromatic harmonica competition in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 2001, Antoine won a first prize at the Rosa Vetrov festival in Moscow in 2003, with an invitation to play with the Bolshoi Orchestra. Two years later, he was also finalist of the international harmonica competition of Trossingen (Germany).
In 2016, it is on the stage of the prestigious "Opera Garnier" that he will have the opportunity to make the chromatic harmonica heard, as part of an original adaptation of the ballet "Nutcracker" by Dmitri Tcherniakov. Antoine performed an excerpt of Tchaikovsky's famous "Waltz of Flowers" during the 12 performances of a successful production.
Antoine Le Roux also takes part in several bands :
Soloist of the "Duo Romance" he plays the harmonica chromatic in a Classical and Romantic repertoire accompanied to the piano by Nami Miyata.
He also plays with the pianist Paul Deba (genre music, jazz, and argentine tango) as well as with the "Rif Quartet" (Blues, Jazz and Rock) and participates in several projects with the guitarist Christian Zago (varieties, bossa nova, Italian music).
In 2015 he created a quintet specialized in film music. In a very eclectic repertoire, this band is one of the few to allow listening melodies that are both emotionally charged and particularly adapted to the harmonica (Enio Morricone, Vladimir Cosma, Nino Rota , John Williams, Hanz Zimmer, ...).
Also highly invested in pedagogy and passionate about the methods and mechanisms related to the perception of music and his learning, Antoine has been teaching Chromatic Harmonica in Paris since 2012. His harmonica class is open at both beginners and most experienced harmonica players.