Romain Leleu is widely regarded as one of the leading trumpeter of his generation. He has built an international career on the five continents, in recital as well as with world class orchestras.
He studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique (Paris, France) and at the Karlsruhe Musikochschule in Germany, and was awarded several prizes (Classic revelation Adami, the Banque Populaire Foundation, the SAFRAN Foundation for Music, and the Prize for the Del Duca Foundation of the French Académie des Beaux Arts).
Since playing his first concert with the Orchestre des Concerts Colonne at the age of 14, Romain Leleu has established a soloist international career. He regularly appears with major orchestras with famous conductors as Jean-Claude Casadesus, Tugan Sokhiev, François-Xavier Roth, Lorenzo Viotti, Arie van Beek, Dmitri Liss, David Reiland, Enrique Mazzola. As a chamber musician he also often loves to pair with Thierry Escaich, Ibrahim Maalouf, Frank Braley to name but a few.
His keen interest to give a new breathe to the trumpet repertoire led him to create the Romain Leleu Sextet, string quintet and trumpet, in 2010. All Romain Leleu’s discography has been critically acclaimed and awarded (RTL Gold Classic, Diapason 5, Pizzicato, Resmusica), widely radio broadcasted (Radio Classique, FIP, France Musique, Classic FM, BBC Radio 3, Musiq3).
Romain is designated as teacher at the Lyon Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique, and gives international masterclasses. He manages a Trumpet Collection for the Billaudot Publishing House (Paris). He is represented by IMG Artists, and he is a Yamaha performing artist.