Born in 1995 in La Roche FR, Vincent Magnin began studying classical saxophone at the age of 10 at the Conservatoire de Fribourg, under the tutelage of Maurice Desbiolles, then Phillipe Savoy until he obtained his pre-professional certificate with distinction.
He was successful in a number of competitions and decided to pursue music as a profession.
Vincent has just completed his Bachelor’s degree in classical saxophone at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (ZHdK) in Lars Mlekusch’s class. He is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Pedagogy in parallel with the musical projects of the class and as a teacher at the Conservatoire de Fribourg.
The latter led him to perform in various orchestra and chamber music ensembles. Nevertheless, he remains available to gain any new musical experiences such as those of the summer academies organized by the famous saxophone quartet “HABANERA” in Poitiers, in which he has participated 6 years in a row. He has also participated in masterclasses of renowned saxophonists.
Since 2012, Vincent has been part of a duo with pianist Elise Monney, with whom he won a gold medal at the European Soloist Competition in Luxembourg. In 2017, the “Cascatelle Saxophone Quartet”, winner of the “Petit prix Walo 2017”, was founded in his class and, among other friendships with the ZHdK, the Fribourg trio “Piavisa”.
Across solo performance, small ensembles, orchestras and harmony, contemporary music, jazz, classical or electro and teaching, Vincent enthusiastically invests each field.