Jean-Louis Capezzali discovered the oboe at the Conservatoire de Versailles, where he received the Gold Medal and the Prix d’Honneur. After obtaining his Certificat National d’Aptitude d’Enseignement du Hautbois (CA), he was appointed first solo oboist of the Concerts Lamoureux. In 1984, he was also appointed principal oboe of the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio-France. In addition to his orchestral career, he performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the world.
Jean-Louis Capezzali teaches at the CNSMD in Lyon, where he is also responsible for the woodwind department, and – since 2008 – at the Haute École de Musique in Lausanne.