Jean-Marie Londeix

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Jean-Marie Londeix (20 September 1932) is a French saxophonist born in Libourne who studied saxophone, piano, harmony and chamber music.[1][2]


Jean-Marie Londeix began his saxophone study with bassoonist Jules Ferry at the Bordeaux Conservatory. He later studied with Marcel Mule at the Paris Conservatory.[3] He also studied with Fernand Oubradous and Norbert Dufourcq, among others. He then served as the saxophone instructor at the Conservatory of Dijon for 18 years. He retired from the Conservatoire de Bordeaux, France in 2001.

Jean-Marie Londeix won an international saxophone competition when he was 15 years old.[citation needed]

He is the founder of the "French Saxophonists Association" and the "International Saxophone Committee."

More than 100 varied compositions have been written specifically for him, and he has published several pedagogical works. Some famous saxophone players that have studied with him include Richard Dirlam, Perry Rask, Russell Peterson, Ryo Noda, Jan Baker, James Umble, Robert Black, Susan Fancher, Ross Ingstrup, William Street, Christian Lauba and Jack Kripl (winner of the prize for Saxophone at the International Competition for Musical Performers in Geneva Switzerland, 1970).

Teaching career[edit]

Selected former students:

Works written for Jean-Marie Londeix[edit]

Selected works:

Denisov, Edison: Concerto piccolo (1977); Sonate (1970) premiered at the 1970 World Saxophone Congress[4]

Dubois, Pierre-Max: Concerto (1959), Hommage à Hoffnung (1980), Le Lièvre et la Tortue--Impromptu (1957), Pièces caractéristiques(1962)

Noda, Ryo: Don Quichotte, op. 2; Improvisation I (1972), Improvisation II (1973); Improvisation III (1974)

Robert, Lucie: Strophes (1978)

Rossé, François: Le frène égaré (1978–79). Etude en balance, Lobuk constrictor (1982), Spath (1981)

Sauguet, Henri: L'arbre (1976–80), Oraisons (1976), Sonatine bucolique (1964)


  • "Jean-Marie Londeix :"Un dédain suicidaire"" in 88 notes pour piano solo, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, Neva Editions, 2015. p. 136-138. ISBN 978 2 3505 5192 0


  1. ^ Ingham, Richard (ed.). The Cambridge Companion to the Saxophone. Cambridge University Press (1998) p. 169. ISBN 0-521-59666-1
  2. ^ Umble, James; Gingras, Michèle; Corbé, Hervé; Street, William Henry; Londeix, Jean-Marie Jean-Marie Londeix: Master of the modern saxophone. Roncorp Publications (2000) p. 104.
  3. ^ Sax, Mule & Co, Jean-Pierre Thiollet, H & D, 2004, p. 216. ISBN 2 914 266 03 0
  4. ^ a b Cummins, John (2018). The saxophone music of Thierry Escaich (Doctor of Musical Arts thesis). University of Iowa. doi:10.17077/etd.0nyo-qdwy.