François Richard
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Flutist, pianist and composer François Richard received an excellent musical education. At 10, he was already taking private lessons from the great classical flute master Jean-Pierre Rampal, as well as Gail Grimstead, Rampal’s student from the Conservatoire de Paris. In 1970, he studied flute with professor Jean-Paul Major, and piano at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec à Montréal.

In 1976, he co-founded L’Orchestre Sympathique with vibraphonist Jean Vanasse. This group, which enjoyed critical acclaim, went on several international tours, was featured on radio (Radio-Canada) and television, and produced three recordings.With L’Orchestre Sympathique, François Richard had the privilege of sharing the stage with such well-known jazz musicians as Oscar Peterson, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins and McCoy Tyner.
François Richard has played with many renowned musicians during his career, including Michel Donato, Yannick Rieu, François Bourassa, and Jaco Pastorius. For the past few years, he has been sharing his passion for music by teaching jazz flute at Université du Québec à Montreal (UQAM), Université de Sherbrooke and CEGEP Vanier.
After producing their first album Coïncidence in 1998, the François Richard Quartet released a second CD on the Effendi Records label entitled Ad Infinitum. In 2002, François Richard created his own concert production company, Créations Musicales François Richard – CMFR, and since then, he has produced several shows featuring well-known musicians. One of his most recent major projects (2007) was Nouvel Orchestra, a concert given at the Gesù – Centre de créativité, combining music with original poetry by novelist Stanley Péan and works by Charles Baudelaire and Antonin Artaud.

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