Vincent Tizon

As a grandson and son of oboe players, Vincent Tizon easily found out what is called an oboe.

After his first years of playing in his hometown of Le Mans, with teachers René Guillamot, and Philippe Grauvogel, he moved to Paris to study with Daniel Arrignon and Jean-Claude Jaboulay. In 2001, he joined the oboe class of the Paris CNSM, where his teachers were Jacques Tys, David Walter and Maurice Bourgue. During his studies, he also began learning opera singing with Alain Buet and Fusako Kondo, and baroque oboe with Marcel Ponseele.

After his graduation, in 2005, he started freelancing as guest principal oboe and cor anglais of major European orchestras: Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris, the John Wilson Orchestra, etc.

He played under the baton of maestros such as Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Kurt Masur, Christoph Eschenbach, Sakari Oramo, Emmanuel Krivine, Riccardo Muti, Trevor Pinnock, Jean-Claude Malgoire, etc.

He is frequently invited for festivals (BBC Proms, Edinburgh, Salzburg), recitals or masterclasses (Romania, South Korea, Poland, France, UK).

Vincent Tizon is currently principal oboe of the Orchestre de Cannes, and oboe teacher at the Conservatoire de Cannes.