Alain Meunier studied music at the Conservatoire de Paris (four first prizes), in his city of birth. He has always led an especially independent life, emphasizing the repertoire of chamber music and meeting his fellow musicians.
Very involved in the creation of works of his time, he is the dedicatee or the creator of numerous compositions with the cello as protagonist. His taste in music has kept him out of the concept of a career, without neglecting the necessary artistic standards.
He taught at the Accademia Musicale Chigiana and served on the Faculty at the Lyon Conservatory. He also has been professor at the Paris Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse.
He also teaches in various European institutions and regularly lectures at different latitudes.
He currently leads the Festival d’Entrecasteaux (Var), the Serate di Musica da Camera di Napoli and co-directs the Quartet Festival in Bordeaux. He is also chairman of the board of Higher Division of Music and Dance of Bordeaux-Aquitaine.
His numerous recordings include the complete Suites for Cello by J.S. Bach, which is considered a reference within the repertoire.
Since 2016 he is the Artistic Director of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole.