Philippe Portejoie studied saxophone at the Conservatory of Nantes with Jean-Pierre Magnac, then continued at the Paris National Conservatory of Music with Daniel Deffayet. He has received numerous awards as a Soloist and as a Chamber Muscian. He has played and recorded with the main French Orchestras like Paris Orchestra, France National Orchestra, Radio-France Philarmonic Orchestra, and many European ones, and with a number of directors like Jeffrey Tate, Myu-Wung Chung, Michel Plasson, Peter Eotvos, Luciano Berio, Marek Janowsky, Kurt Mazur, Marc Soustrot, Kéo Hussein...). Since 1986, he plays duo saxophone and piano with Fédérique Lagarde, with whom he has recorded 9 CDs and has played in more than 250 concerts. Along with Claude Bolling's Big Band, he plays first sax alto and has recorded more than a dozen CDs and done more than 500 concerts. He develops his career between classical music, jazz and sometimes he plays in movies or TV. He's shared the big stage in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Colombia, Mexico, El Salvador, Scotland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Cheque Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Norway, Sweden, Greece, South Korea, Algeria, Morocco, Ivory Coast, Reunion Island, Canada, Taiwan, Latvia, Guadalupe and Brazil with Top Jazz Players like Phil Zoods, Clark Terry, Dizzie Gillespie, Stéphane Grappelli, Didier Lockwood, John Johyn Fadis Hendryx, Benny Bailey, Roger Guerin, Martial Solal, Gérard Badini, Claude Tissendier, Marcel Azzola Sylvain Kassap, François Castielo, Stan Laferriere, Michel Pastre to name a few. Many composers have written for him. As much as for Saxophone Duos and Piano, Sax Trios, Piano and Clarinet as for Soloist. Philippe Portejoie became a Saxophone Professor at the Regional Conservatory of Paris in 1995 and since then students from all over the world travel to come and study with him. He's been recently appointed Professor at the Paris CCR, the Darius Milhaud Conservatory and at the Centre Supérieur de Paris-Boulogne-Billancourt.