Maxime Aulio was born in Chartres (France) in 1980. He began his studies of organ at a young age, but soon took interest in percussion, harpsichord and then horn, instrument that he studied at the Conservatory of Toulouse, in the South of France. Later, he studied at the Lemmens Conservatory (Jan Van der Roost) in Leuven (Belgium) where he graduated in 2006 with a Master Degree in Music, in Composition with Conducting option. During the summer of 1999, he composed his first piece of music for Concert Band, Prophéties, premiered by the Wind Band of the Conservatory of Toulouse. One year later, he wrote Gulliver’s Travels, one of his most successful works.
Maxime Aulio is a self-taught and versatile composer. His repertoire includes pieces for Soloist(s) and Wind Orchestra as well as compositions for Chamber Ensembles or Solo instrument, for Symphonic Orchestra and also Film music.
His works have been premiered and played by notorious artists and ensembles, in the nicest venues.
Amsterdamse TramHarmonie (NL)
Ensemble Instrumental de l’Ariège (FR)
Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Région Centre (FR)
Musique de l’Air (FR)
Ensemble à Vents de l’Isère (FR)
Orchestre à Vents Non Identifié (CAN)
Musique des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris (FR)
Musique Principale de l’Armée de Terre (FR)
Musique des Equipages de la Flotte de Brest (FR)
Contra Costa Wind Symphony (USA)
Nagoya University of Arts Wind Orchestra (JPN)
American Wind Symphony Orchestra (USA)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wind Ensemble (USA)
Hong Kong Youth Symphonic Band (CHN)
California Polytechnic State University Wind Ensemble (USA)
Banda Municipal de Barcelona (ESP)
San Francisco Wind Ensemble (USA)
Musique Royale des Guides Belges (BEL)
Orchestre d’Harmonie et Musique de la Garde Républicaine (FR)
Royal Australian Navy Band (AUS)
Toulouse Wind Orchestra (FR)
Théâtre du Châtelet Paris (FR)
Cité de la Musique Paris (FR)
Carnegie Hall New York (USA)
Concertgebouw Amsterdam (NL)
Halle aux Grains Toulouse (FR)
L’Arsenal Metz (FR)
L’Auditori Barcelone (ESP)
Rodahal Kerkrade (NL)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston (USA)
San Francisco State University San Francisco (USA)
Maxime Aulio studied Orchestra Conducting with Jean-Sébastien Béreau, illustrious professor at the Conservatory of Paris. By sharing ideas with one of his mentors, Eric Villevière, who premiered most of his master works, it gave him the opportunity to take all of his great advice into consideration.
Interested by Wind Orchestra history in France – driving him consequently through its military past – and advocating militant action around it, in 2008 he successfully won a contest to become a Military Conductor in the French Army. He obtained a position at the Principal Wind Band of the French Army, which he conducted until 2013.
In 2012, he participated in a masterclass for conducting Contemporary Music ensembles, given by Jean Deroyer and Ensemble Court-Circuit. In 2013, he improved in Sounpainting and improvisation with ensembles with Walter Thompson, Vincent Lê Quang and Rainer Boesch; then, a few classes at the IRCAM – Max, OpenMusic, Antescofo –, with Mikhail Malt, Grégoire Lorieux and Benjamin Thigpen.
In 2015, Maxime Aulio was selected for a DMA (Doctorate in Musical Arts) in Wind Conducting at the University of North Texas (USA), with the maestro Eugene Migliaro Corporon, but unfortunately had to cancel this project.
In 2016-2017, he obtained the position of Conductor of Orchestras, Chamber Music and Director of the Conducting class at the Conservatory of Tours (France). In addition, he was composer-in-residence.
Since 2018, he has been focusing his work on Composition and has been commissioned to create pieces of music for various ensembles. At the same time, he has been participating in many training programs and boards of examiners. He also makes sure to spend time developing the French Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles (AFEEV) with his colleagues and friends from the Wind Orchestras milieu in France.
• Co-founder of the French Wind Orchestra (Orchestre Français des Vents)
• Artistic Director / Supervisor on recordings of several ensembles : Ensemble Instrumental de l’Ariège, Musique des Gardiens de la Paix de Paris, Musique Royale des Guides Belges, Brass Band Occitania
• Trainer in Orchestration / Arrangement / Composition and Band Conducting for theCNFPT
• Trainer in Orchestration / Band Conducting for the Ministry of the Armies
• Jury member for theConfédération Musicale de France
• Member ofAFEEVCouncil
• Member ofWASBE
Un véritable coup de foudre pour ta musique. Subtile, puissante, originale et belle. Bravo sincère.Marc Steckar
Je connais l’ouverture d’esprit, la curiosité et la rigueur de Maxime, sa polyvalence, son attachement aux œuvres rares et à la création.Karol Beffa
Maxime Aulio is one of the most talented and gifted composers of his generation.Johan de Meij
Sa musique se distingue par son originalité, sa fraîcheur et subtilité ; sa volonté de défendre la musique pour instruments à vent mérite d’être encouragée et soutenue.Tôn-Thât Tiêt