Born in the North of France, Francois began studying music under the watchful eye of his grandmother and his dad in Calonne Ricouart Music School. He naturally chose the trombone and quickly joined the CRR of Lille in the Christian Bogaert’s class. Alongside his trombone studies, Francois learns the percussion, the double bass, the piano, conducting, orchestration and composition.
This is at the position of Trombone Solo that Francois participates in National and European Brass Band Championships with the Brass Band Nord Pas de Calais since 2010. In 2016 Francois is selected for the Prestigious Soloist Contest of European BrassBand Association in Lille.
Very involved in the winds bands orchestras, François is solo trombone of Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra – (space research and creation for wind music) since 2014.
François is increasingly solicited for his talent as an arranger. In addition to his already extensive catalog, he regularly works for numerous ensembles such as Paris Opéra Brass Quintet, Coups de Vents Wind Orchestra, Michel Becquet and Trombone Sphère, Lille Trombone Festival, No Limit Orchestra, Thomas Fersen, The Five Brass Quintet, Academy of Brass and Percussions Surgeres, HMCR, Qu4tre à 4 Trombone Quartet, Saxhornia Saxhorn Quartet, Dibies Orchestra, Open’sax, Adb al Malik, Atlanta Trombone Ensemble, FilmHarmonicBrass New York, Jérémie Levi Samson. As a member of ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers) since 2017, Francois joined Saker Music Company in 2019 as one of their established arrangers.
François is also artistic director, member of the teaching team and arranger for the largest European Trombone Festival, Lille Trombone Festival since 2011 (www.lilletrombonefestival.com)
After a gold medal at the CRR of Lille and CRR of Boulogne Billancourt, François was admitted to Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique in Paris in the class of Giles Millière, but it’s finally at Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique in Lyon Francois continued his musical studies with Michel Becquet. After a Bachelor in 2013, François obtained his Master Degree in June 2015 with the dissertation topic : “Silly Symphonies of Walt Disney.” He also gets many honors in the Orchestration Class of Luca Antignani and Scoring of Movies of Gilles Alonzo at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique in Lyon.
He is occasional musician with Orchestre National de l’Opéra de Paris, Orchestre National de Lille, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchestre de l’Opera de Lyon, l’Ensemble Instrumental de l’Ariege, Orchestra de l’Opera de St-Etienne, Socal Brass Consortium de Los Angeles, Downey Symphony and Bervely Hills Symphony.
François make his debut at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, prestigious home of Los Angeles Philharmonic, with the USC Thornton Symphony for the Alpine Symphony in 2017. He works actually in music industry as well in Los Angeles area as in France and in China.
François is graduated from the prestigious University USC Thornton School of Music in Los Angeles in Trombone Performance.
He is currently trombone teacher at Conservatoire de Cambrai, Junior Conductor at Disneyland Paris, Solo Trombone at the Opéra de Rouen Normandie and soloist international for the brand Antoine Courtois USA.
Mr.Bogaert publishes his arrangements with Saker Music since 2019.