Alain Marion studied the flute with both Joseph and Jean-Pierre Rampal. In 1961 he wins the International Competition in Geneva and embarks on an international career giving concerts in all five continents. From 1964 to 1979 he alternates between soloist for the Radio France Chamber Orchestra, the Paris Orchestra, the French National Orchestra and the Ensemble InterContemporain. He works with Munch, Karajan, Bernstein, Klemperer, Boehm, Ozawa, Solti, Boulez, Maazel, Abbado, Rostropovitch and Celibidache. He has been teaching at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris since 1977 and gives masterclasses in the most prestigious musical institutions in the world: he his director of the Summer International Academy in Nice and also teaches at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Alain Marion is frequently invited by many renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Radio Orchestra, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre National de France, the Orches-tre Philharmonique de France, and the philharmonic orchestras of Warshaw, Seoul, Tokyo, Mexico and Leipzig. He also performs with the following famous chamber ensembles: the English Chamber Orchestra, the Polish Chamber Orchestra, the Stockholm Chamber Orchestra, I Solisti Veneti, the Orchestre de chambre d’Auvergne, the Ensemble InterContemporain and the Franz-Liszt Chamber Orchestra of Budapest. He is thus brought to work with prestigious conductors such as P. Boulez, L. Berio, C. Scimone, J-P. Rampal, E.P. Salonen, L. Hager, U. Segal, M. Schonwandt, J. Martinon, K. Ritchter. Alain Marion has been and still is a regular chamber music partner of Jessye Norman, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Yo-Yo Ma, Pascal Rogé, Pierre Amoyal, Alexandre Lagoya, Jean-Jacques Kantorow, Gérard Caussé, Paul Tortelier, Lily Laskine, Marielle Nordmann, Michel Béroff, Maurice Bourgue, Michel Portal and the Trio Pasquier.