A N T O N I N P O M M E L
T e n o r S a x o p h o n e
After a remarkable interpretation of Sequenza VIIb by Luciano Berio for soprano saxophone at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, Antonin went on to win the “jury prize” at the international competition "music of the last century" at Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris in January 2014 .
Passionate for chamber music and especially the saxophone quartet, he is a co-founder of the Yendo Quartet, with whom in July 2015 he won the second prize at the SaxOpen international competition in Strasbourg. The quartet have performed in festivals at Moissac and Vigan and in September 2015 were invited by Gaëlle Le Gallic to perform during the broadcast "Génération Jeunes Interprètes"on France Music.
Very interested in orchestral repertoire, he performs regularly with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice, the Sinfonia Pop Orchestra as well as with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo under the baton of Michael Jurowski, Frank Strobel and Damon Gupton
Having studied with François Léclaircie, Christian Wirth and Vincent David, he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris (Paris Conservatoire) in 2012 where he receives advice from Claude Delangle, saxophone as well as from David Walter for chamber music. During his first semester in 2015, Antonin participated in an exchange to the University of Michigan, where he was fortunate to study with American saxophonist Timothy MacAllister, one of the most well respected saxophonists of his generation, his exchange terminated with a recital based around American music for the saxophone.