As the oboe is too rarely heard outside the orchestra, Gabriel wishes to propose a more singular listening of this instrument with infinite capacities.
A violinist until he was 7 years old, Gabriel decided one day to switch to the oboe and to finally ‘escape’ from the family tradition of stringed instruments. He started playing oboe with Hélène Devilleneuve, studied at the CNSM in Paris in the classes of Jacques Tys and David Walter, and received the French prestigious award “Révélation Soliste Instrumental” of the year at the Victoires de la Musique Classique 2020.
During his studies, Gabriel is also laureate of several international competitions (IDRS, BeTheOne, Michel Spisak Oboe Competition...), he participates in many academies with renowned teachers such as Jean-Louis Capezzali or Maurice Bourgue.
Curious and interested in the history of his instrument, Gabriel has also perfected his studies of ancient oboes with Antoine Torunczyk and co-founded the ensemble Sarbacanes, specializing in music for winds on period instruments, an ensemble selected by the EEEMERGING+ programme to perform in many European festivals.
In the course of his projects, which have taken him from Ljubljana to London via Poland and Spain, Gabriel has had the opportunity to perform as a soloist with theOrchestre des Pays de Savoie, the RTV Slovenia Symphony, the Prague Symphony Chamber... and within ensembles such as Gli Incogniti, La Fenice or the Cercle de l’Harmonie.
In 2019, he won 2nd prize at the Prague International Competition, studied with François Leleux in Munich and performed in numerous festivals, notably at the Folle Journée de Nantes Live on Arte, in Salon-de-Provence alongside Emmanuel Pahud, Gilbert Audin, Paul Meyer, David Guerrier and Benoît de Barsony, at Festival de la Vézère, and performed concerts Live for France Musique.
In 2021, he will be guest at La Folle Journée in Nantes and Tokyo, and part of the Festival Radio France Montpellier. He will release his first CD for Alpha Classics Fall 2021, a CD dedicated to the Romantic repertoire with the pianist Jorge Gonzalez Buajasan.
"If the brush stroke of Gabriel Pidoux is exquisite, with its multiple shades of color and light, the brushstrokes of Jorge González Buajasán do more than realize a piano background. A duo with a future."
"The transcription of Elgar’s Salvation of Love once again testifies to an complicit dialogue. The oboe of Pidoux fits ideally in place of the violin, with a delicate vibrato and transparent highs. We can’t wait to follow the musician on his future adventures."