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José-Daniel Castellon plays as soloist with “L’Orchestre de Chambre de Genève”, cunducted by Philippe Bernold

Sunday, October 5, 2014 – 5:00 pm – Grand-Champ theater


  • Carl Philip Emanuel Bach – Concerto in a major – Sarah Rumer
  • Wa Mozart – Divertimento K. 251
  • André Jolivet – concerto for flute and string orchestra– José-Daniel Castellon
  • WA Mozart – Andante and Rondo – Michel Bellavance
  • Sophie Dufeutrelle – Sunrise, concerto for quartertone flute, contrabass flute and orchestra – Matthias Ziegler

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José-Daniel Castellon, flute

José-Daniel learned the flute with Marius Beuf before entering the “Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique” in Lyon at age 16 to study with legendary flutist, Maxence Larrieu. In 1983, while still at the conservatory, José-Daniel won the Geneva International Music Competition. One year later he graduated with honors, completing the “Diplôme National d’Etudes Supérieures Musicales”.

Jose-Daniel’s orchestral career began at age 19 playing with the National Opera Orchestra of Lyon, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner. Then in 1989, on a personal invitation from Emmanuel Krivine, José was appointed principal flute of the National Orchestra of Lyon. From 1990 to 2004, José-Daniel was principal flutist of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, where he performed under musical director’s Jesus-Lopez Cobos and Christian Zacharias successively.

José-Daniel is one of the foremost teacher’s of our times. Professor of Flute at Lyon’s “Conservatoire National de Région” for 13 years, he is currently Professor of Flute at the “Haute Ecole de Musique” in Lausanne, Switzerland. José-Daniel has given masterclasses throughout Europe as well as in Brazil, Korea, Syria, and China. He has taught at many prestigious festivals such as the Tibor Varga Festival, the Academy at les Arcs, Palma Music Festival, etc…

With a particular interest in chamber music, José-Daniel co-founded the Trio “Pierre de Ronsard” with colleagues, Isabelle Moretti, harp and Nicolas Bône, viola. He performs regularly with other chamber formations and often appears as a soloist and recording artist.