François Leleux

François Leleux debuts in Chicago

28 July 2017

François Leleux makes his solo debut at Grant Park Music Festival performing Strauss’ Oboe Concerto with Carlos Kalmar and the Grant Park Orchestra (4 and 5 August). 

Leleux performed Strauss’ oboe concerto last season at the BBC Proms with the Aurora Orchestra to critical acclaim: “Francois Leleux’s oboe was as soft as freshly churned butter…the French musician gracefully intertwining with the Aurora’s responsive winds and strings” (The Times

A review of his performance alongside the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra described him as: “…His phrasing was mellifluous, and as open-air as the composer’s beloved Bavarian Alps;…flourishes danced as though from panpipes, and he painted piquant shades of colour.”  

Following his appearance at Grant Park Music Festival, Francois Leleux will perform at the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh International Festival.