Félix Dervaux was principal hornist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra until 2016. Previously the Frenchman held the same post with the Orchestre national de l’Opéra de Lyon. He has performed in the capacity of principal hornist with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse and the orchestra of the Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
Dervaux studied at the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse in Lyon, the Berlin University of the Arts and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra’s Herbert von Karajan Academy. He gained orchestral experience in the Opéra National de Paris, the Orchestre des Pays de Savoie and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Dervaux won first prize at the 2013 Città di Porcia International Competition.