Sylvain Millepied began his studies at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, which awarded him the Medaille D’or in 1987 and the medaille d’Honneur in 1989.
In 1989 he was a finalist in the International Darius Milhaud competition and made his begginning as a soloist with a series of concerts in Poland. He continued his studies in Paris with Maurice Pruvot, later with Robert Pichaureau, a specialist in breathe technique for wind instruments, and furthered his training with Alain Marion, Catherine Cantin, Andras Adojan, Samule Coles and Jean-Pierre Rampal.
In 1994 he was a prize winner at the international Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona and awarded a scholarship from the fondation Gyorgy Cziffra in 1995.
He also made his first soloist performance at the Auditorium des Halles in Paris with Alain Marion. In 1996, he was part of the Young Concert Artist projetc in New York.
Sylvain Millepied’s recording include duet works with the guitarist Jean-Luc Rocchietti and with the modern music ensemble Proxima Centauri since 1998.
He performs as a soloist with the Opera of Bordeaux, Orkesta de Bilbao, «Les Symphonistes d’Aquitaine» and given radio concerts for Radio France, BBC (England) or RTBF (Belgium).
In a parallel to his instrumentalist’s activities, he wrote a musical tale for children “Rémi, Julie et les secrets de la musique” (an initiatory journey through the musics of the world) and he composed the accompanying music of the Yang Xing Do (oriental martial art).