French horn player
Pierre Moraguès found his musical vocation in 1978, when he was just admitted at the age of sixteen to the European Community Youth Orchestra (directed by Claudio Abbado). In 1979, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris where he was unanimously awarded two First Prizes three years later. He then joined the Ensemble Instrumental de Grenoble as principal horn and in 1984 he was received as soloist in the Orchestre de l’Opéra National de Paris. In 1988, it was with this orchestra, conducted by Georges Prêtre, that he recorded Mozart’s horn concertos no 1 & 3, for a boxed set devoted to the complete wind concertos.
He also devoted a large part of his career to chamber music and founded, in particular, with his two musician brothers, the Moraguès Quintet.
His most prestigious partners are the pianists Christian Zacharias, Michel Dalberto, Pascal Rogé, Jean-Claude Pennetier, Jean-François Heisser, Claire Désert, Brigitte Engerer, the violinists Boris Belkin, Renaud Capuçon, Olivier Charlier, the violist Gérard Caussé, as well as the Quartets Sine Nomine, Endellion, Ysaïe …